15 March 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The Planning Board has turned down objections from local retailers in Monaghan and granted permission for the construction of an ALDI supermarket in Monaghan town. The go ahead was originally given in April 2017 by Monaghan County Council for a new Aldi store at the site known as McNally’s car park.

Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd will construct a single storey discount food store at the junction of Macartan Road (N54) and the Glen Road (R162). The 1814 sq.m supermarket will include 91 car parking spaces and an off-licence. Access to the site will be from Macartan Road (opposite Monaghan Shopping Centre). Monaghan County Council set out a list of twenty conditions to be adhered to. Following an appeal, An Bord Pleanála has now set out fourteen conditions before the development can proceed. The Inspector considered retail planning guidelines for planning authorities (2012); the policies and objectives of the County Development Plan 2013-2019 and the County Monaghan Retail Strategy 2016-2022; the pattern of development in the area; ….

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