Council has concerns over Lidl Fortunestown Lane store

SOUTH Dublin County Council has requested additional information about an application for planning permission at the site of Lidl's Fortunestown Lane store.

The application, which was submitted in March, includes plans for the demolition of the existing 1,396 sq m single-storey store and the construction of a two-storey licensed discount food store.

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There are also plans for ancillary off-licence sales measuring 2,718 sq. m gross floor space with a net retail sales area of 1,690 sq. m.

The development will also mean the redevelopment and extension of the existing car park to provide 145 car parking spaces, and the extension of the overall site area.

The proposed development will be accessed via a relocated vehicular access route and new pedestrian access.

There is also an intention in the application to provide free-standing and building mounted signage, free-standing trolley bay and enclosure, and a refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and equipment.

The council have requested additional information on a number of points.

These points include the submission of proposals that will address the council's "serious concerns" about the potentially negative impact on the visual and residential amenities of the existing dwellings on Ard Mor Drive.

The council has also expressed "serious concerns" about proposed free-standing illuminated totem signage which it is proposed would be located in close proximity to Fortunestown Way, and has requested that revised drawings be submitted to address these concerns.

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