Brackaville supermarket plans fail

Plans to build a new supermarket and filling station in Brackaville have failed after developers did not provide additional information on time.

More than 10 concerned neighbours had formally objected to proposals to build a new grocery store and filling station on Brackaville Road.

But the DOE have thrown out the plans after the applicant, Eugene Treanor, of Brackaville Road, failed to provide further environmental information within a specified time period.

In a letter, the Western Area Planning Office said: “This letter is to inform you that further environmental information was requested from the applicant but that this was not provided within the specified time frame.

“As such the application is deemed to have failed.”

If Mr Treanor decides to submit a new application, the entire process of consultation and review will begin again.

The Brackaville supermarket proposals were submitted to the planning authority on Wednesday, October 5.

The plans described the development as a “proposed re-development of existing showroom to provide new supermarket, filling station, forecourt canopy and jetwash”. Planning documents suggested a relatively modest convenience store development, similar to Annagher Service Station.

Residents from several neighbouring properties quickly responded with angry letters of objection.

Many feared the petrol station development would cause cracks and structural damage to their homes if a piling process were to take place.

Concerns over privacy, air and noise pollution, and increased dangers to children walking to the nearby schools were also raised.

And several letters criticised the DOE and the developers for failing to inform them of the proposals.

>New Brackaville supermarket planning application in full

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