German discount food store Aldi has been refused permission for an outlet at the entrance to Kenmare, Co Kerry.
The proposal would represent “a poor quality form of development”, An Bord Pleanála ruled as one of its principal reasons for refusal. The local authority had already refused Aldi.
The site at the junction of Ring of Kerry (N70) and Killarney to Kenmare road (N71) is opposite a Centra store and petrol station. An Bord Pleanála ruled against Aldi on the grounds of traffic hazard and location outside the town centre.