Thursday 22 February 2018

Business move may cause problems at busy junction

A long established business on the Shannon Hill is on its way to the outskirts of Enniscorthy. councillors have approved the move of George Kehoe's agricultural supply yard from its established site near the foot of the hill to a fresh location across the road from the Mister Price store, beside the Oulart Road.

However, Cllr Keith Doyle was worried that the new arrangement may generate problems at the junction of the Oulart and Monageer roads. His concerns were echoed by Cllr Johnny Mythen who was also keen to ensure that the business will not take in grain from farmers. The Sinn Féin man was worried that such an enterprise would create traffic delays.

The site, which is farmland, was previously earmarked for housing and a proposal to erect nine new homes was granted planning permission in 1999.

However, the houses were never built.

The latest move required a vote by county councillors who approved a change of zoning from 'residential' to make the way for a commercial development close to the junction. One factor considered was the potential for a more appropriate development at Kehoe's existing base close to the town centre.

Gorey Guardian

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