Thursday 24 July 2008

Bord rejects K Club plan

AN BORD Pleanála has overturned planning permission granted to the K Club for a residential development in the walled garden of Straffan House, Co Kildare following an appeal by a Canadian businessman.

Sheldon Mintzberg, the CEO and founder of Montreal-based Marine Group, and Carmele McGeary, who own the Inner Lodge on the grounds of Straffan House, said the development of 20 homes would represent "an unrelieved terrace facade and unbroken roofline as a backdrop to the current rural setting of the inner lodge".

The club was looking to build 11 two-bed and nine three-bed duplex homes in three blocks.

The Irish Times

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