An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála against a refusal to grant planning permission for a takeaway in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Leitrim County Council had turned down the application, which would see the outlet developed on Main Street.
Raj Singh, the owner of Apache Pizza in Quad Road in Carrick, asked the council for permission to change the use of the ground floor of a property on Main Street and Priest’s Lane from a retail unit, known as Taylor’s, and house to a takeaway.
He also sought to demolish the existing rear extensions and build a two-storey extension that would have a kitchen downstairs and accommodation overhead.
While the council granted permission for the latter section, the takeaway was refused because it would cause ‘noise and disturbance’ to houses in the area.
The council claims it would create a traffic hazard and endanger pedestrians and motorists at what is already a heavily trafficked town-centre junction.
Yet Raj Singh dismisses those claims and has filed an appeal against it to An Bord Pleanala.
A decision is likely to take four months.