An Bord Pleanala overturns permission for Clonmany caravan park

An Bord Pleanala has overturned permission for a caravan park in Clonmany.
The Council had granted permsission to Paul Kerr for the development works in Tullagh, Rockstown but that was appealed by a John and Rita Friel.
The plans were for the development of 67 caravan pitches, a single storey service building, pedestrian route to beach and a new entrance onto Drumshee county road.
The Bord refused permisionn on a number of grounds including that the prevailing soil conditions are unsuitable for the satisfactory disposal of effluent meaning the proposed development would be
prejudicial to public health.
The bord also pointed out that the proposed development, by reason of its remote rural location and the lack of infrastructure, as well as its position beside an area designated as being an Area of Especially High Scenic Amenity (EHSA) would, therefore, be contrary to development plan policy and to the proper
planning and sustainable development of the area.
This dispite the council awarding permision.
The Bord said it was also concerned with safety that extra traffic would have on the minor substandard road servicing the development.
It was also determined that the development would be detrimental to the visual amenity and landscape
character of the area and would once again be contrary to the Development Plan policy.