Friday November 22, 2019

Supermac's Longford service station project rejected

Planning board says development would draw retail traffic away from city centre

By Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
14th October, 2019

Pat McDonagh said there had been a lot of support for the plans on social media

The station, which would have cost about €10 million to build, was turned down by the planning board on the grounds that it could draw retail traffic away from the town centre.

The project, which would have had a Supermac’s restaurant, a drive-through, shops and a four-star hotel, was given permission by Longford County Council, but was challenged by a number of individuals, including Liam Madden, a local planning consultant.

Madden wrote that...

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