Objections fail to stop takeaway
PLANNING permission has been granted for a new takeaway in Castlebridge though two objections to the move were lodged.
Planning permission has been granted for a new takeaway in Castlebridge though two objections to the move were lodged.
Myles Doyle of the Porter House submitted the successful application to change part of his premises from pub to fast food outlet.
The move prompted Michael Murphy to commission planning consultant Anthony Murphy, based in Wexford town, to lodge an observation.
The consultant pointed out that there are already two takeaways in the village of Castlebridge.
He estimated that the Frying Irishman is 90 metres from the Porter House while the Regent Chinese is about 100 metres.
After raising concerns over the potential for noise and litter, he pointed out that the pub is just 380 metres away from the local primary school.
The local authority also received a letter from Castlebridge native Yvonne Murphy from Beechgrove.
She explained that she works in one of the existing takeaways and expressed worry that her job could be in danger.
'Another fast food outlet in the village centre would be one too many,' she wrote.
The planners, on the other hand, noted that the Porter House already has a food trade, serving pub grub.
They granted the application but put limits on the opening hours and insisted on changes in the design of the shop front.
A previous application to put a bookie's office in part of the same building was approved in 2008 but this was never implemented.