Council rejects plan for motorway service station at Cahir

Appeals have been lodged with An Bord Pleanala in relation to a proposed motorway service area near Cahir.

Appeals have been lodged with An Bord Pleanala in relation to a proposed motorway service area near Cahir.

South Tipperary County Council have refused permission for the development at Cloghabreeda, Kedrah.

The decision was made having regard to NRA policy on motorway service areas.

The authority stated that the developers, Applegreen Services Areas Limited, had faileld to demonstrate a need for a development of this type and also stated that the lands were not designated for this type of development.

Access to the planned service area would be from the N24 with the developers describing it as an offline motorway service area on the M8 at Junction 10, Cahir.

As well as petrol and diesel sales the project also includes a shop and restaurant facilities together with public toilets and parking for 70 cars, 5 HGVs and 4 coaches.

The company behind the plan have appealed the refusal of planning to An Board Pleanala.

A decision by An Bord Pleanala will be made by June 25.