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Planning board refuses KFC permission

Story by Ann Casey

Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 10:36am

Planning board refuses KFC permission

An image o fthe KFC outlet that was planned for Brews Hill, Navan.

Proposals for a drive through KFC in Navan have been knocked on the head.
An Bord Pleanala has refused planning permission for the proposed KFC drive-through outlet at Brews Hill in Navan.
In a decision issued this morning they overturned the planning permission granted by Navan Town Council to Herbel Eastern Ireland Ltd for the construction of the single-storey drive-through restaurant on the former Irish National Forresters Hall site.
The decision has been warmly welcomed by local schools, residents and traders who had opposed the development.
Outrage had been expressed at the proposal to build the outlet at the gates of two schools the Mercy primary and secondary schools, especially at a time when the HSE has mounted a major childhood obesity campaign.
However the Bord refused permission on the grounds that it didn’t fit in with the street scape of Brews Hill.
Mary Mulligan, Principal of St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy, one of two schools who appealed against the decision to grant the project permission, said this morning she was delighted with the news.
“We are absolutely thrilled and it was well worth the effort,” she said.
However, Cllr Shane Cassells said it was extremely disappointing that 40 jobs and a €2m investment has been run out of the centre of town at a time when  jobs and new businesses are needed more than ever.

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