Wednesday 21 September 2022

An Bord Pleanála backs down on High Court challenge regarding the Bridge Hotel refusal in Wexford

 An Bord Pleanála has backed down from a High Court legal challenge by Wexford businessmen Colm and Anthony Neville over its decision to refuse planning permission a second time for a new 142-bedroom hotel on Commercial Quay. The brothers sought a judicial view of the planning board’s refusal of the proposed Bridge Park Hotel project,  requesting that it be set aside and declared unlawful. The board refused permission for the development on appeal last October  despite its own inspector recommending that the hotel be granted planning permission. It was the second time that the project by CoAnt Entertainments Ltd was  turned down by the board after Wexford County Council twice gave it the go-ahead before their decisions were appealed by third parties.

Read the full article at The Irish Independent

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