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Friday 20 April 2018

Ireton's caravan park given green light for expansion

Sara Gahan

Permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála to allow Benny and Tom Ireton to extend Ireton's mobile home park in Seamount, Ardamine, by an additional 82 bays, after an appeal was lodged July last year.

The appeal was made by John and Mairead Gerrard from Dundrum in Dublin, who own the chalet immediately bounding the site to the north.

Following an inspection by Dáire McDevitt from An Bord Pleanála, he recommended that permission be granted subject to conditions.

A total of 82 bays will be installed, a new western boundary wall, railings with screening to the eastern boundary, designated open space and a play area, visitor parking spaces and connection to existing foul and surface water mains. Access to the site will be through the mobile home park.

In their appeal they requested for the northern boundary fence be moved six metres away from their chalet towards the headland; two mobile homes be removed due to loss of privacy; the access road be moved 10 metres away due to noise disturbance. They also had drainage concerns as the site is two metres above the appellant's site.

The applicants, Tom and Benny Ireton, submitted a detailed response, which is refuting the points made.

They said that the Wexford County Council was being offered the six metre strip of land to allow adequate space for the coastal pathway in accordance with the Courtown and Riverchapel Local Area Plan.

Meanwhile, they further claimed there is no loss of privacy stating there was enough separation distance between the mobile homes and the chalet. They further said a report was done and a detailed design for the surface water drainage was proposed by consulting engineers and considered acceptable.

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