Tuesday 20 May 2008

Hotel extension plan criticised

A spectacular view of Downings Bay will be lost after Donegal County Council granted planning permission for a hotel extension.

The claim was made by Cllr Liam Blaney at last week's Milford electoral meeting in relation to a new development at the Rosapenna Hotel.

Mr Blaney said he had been inundated with complaints from residents who were furious that the view from the Carrigart approach to the village had been blocked.

"I am not against tourism, but what's happening in Downings is a disgrace," he said.

"There is a massive concrete jungle blocking the view of the bay. Three local caravan park owners were put out of business by the council because they did not have planning permission. It is a total disgrace that planners would give permission for that ."

However, Cllr Noel McBride defended the Casey family who own and run the hotel.

He said the planning application went through the proper procedure and was granted permission.

Irish Times


No comments: