Planning Permission

  • Applicants seeking planning permission for a house in the West Mayo Municipal District are being encouraged to attend pre-planning meetings with the local planners.

    The call was made by council officials at this week’s monthly meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District.

    The pre planning clinics give applicants an opportunity to discuss their proposals before making costly applications for planning.

    The Cathaoirleach of the District, Independent councillor Michael Holmes has been speaking to Midwest News about the value of pre planning clinics

  • A spokesperson for the Japanese Knotweed Company has confirmed to Midwest News this evening that the application for planning permission for the soil recovery facility at Brookhill, Claremorris has been withdrawn for the moment.

    Ciaran O’Shea from the company told Midwest News this evening that the planning permission application has been withdrawal as gesture of goodwill. Mr O’Shea says the company wants to proceed with the information day on Thursday February 22nd and meet with residents, before the application is lodged for processing.

    He told Midwest News this evening it will allow people to attend the information day without the question of the planning application dominating proceedings.

  • Outline planning permission has been secured for new three million euro development of the 12th century Ballintubber Abbey.

    The Ballintubber Abbey Development Project has ambitious plans to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of visitors and pilgrimages to the location and two members of the project Fr Paddy Gilligan and Con Lydon addressed this week’s monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District to seek the support of local councillors in their efforts.

    Working on an extension to an 800 year old structure is a difficult but necessary task, Fr Paddy explained.

    A lot of time and effort has already been given by the local community to get the plan to this stage, and now government funding, under schemes like the rural Regeneration Scheme, will be applied for to secure the monies needed to expand Ballintubber Abbey as an interpretive centre for pilgrimages.

     Councillors agreed that the proposed plan for Ballintubber Abbey is of huge significance nationally and gave a commitment to assist the committee in any way possible to ensure their success.

  • A planning application has been made to Mayo County Council for approval to carry out restoration works and a sustainable access at Croagh Patrick.

    The project, which is expected to take many years to complete, will address the issue of erosion on the mountain due to its regular use by pilgrims and climbers using the mountain for sporting and charity events.

    The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders group has lodged the submission.

    Martin Keating of Mayo county council is the chairman of the Croagh Patrick Stakeholders group and he says he’s delighted that this important milestone has now been reached.

    He is encouraging the general public to take time to examine the works proposed on the mountain. The plan has been developed in partnership with the stakeholders and the best upland path expertise available.

    The plans are available for inspection during normal office hours at Westport CiviC Offices, Aras an Chontae Castlebar, and Murrisk Development Association premises from today (Tues),  until Aug 20th.

  • Planning permission has been granted for a new Hospice Unit in Roscommon Town.

    Mayo Roscommon Hospice has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has approved planning for an 8-bedroom palliative care centre on a site located adjacent to Roscommon University Hospital.

    The approval comes just as work is nearing completion on the new 14-bed Hospice Unit in Castlebar where public tours have been taking place this week.

    The Roscommon Palliative Care Unit will include in-patient and daycare facilities, day services, social work and alternative therapies.

    It's hoped the €6 million project will go to tender before the end of this year.