Refurbishment of the Former Market House at the Square, Castlepollard

Closeddate_range28 Feb, 2022, 12:01am - 14 Apr, 2022, 5:00pm

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PART XI OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED) PART 8 OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 2001 (AS AMENDED)

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council

proposes to undertake the following works:

REFURBISHMENT OF THE FORMER MARKET HOUSE, AT THE SQUARE, CASTLEPOLLARD, COUNTY WESTMEATH, AS A COMMUNITY HUB

The proposed development will include the following:

  1. Repair and renewal of building fabric including works to roof and walls, alterations to existing window and door openings including reinstatement of original arches, new lime plaster external render finish, new windows and doors and ancillary works.
  2. Internal alterations including provision of new ‘Changing Places’ toilet, alterations to existing stairs to facilitate universal access, removal of plasterboard and timber stud partitions and ancillary works.
  3. Extension incorporating stairs, lift and access.
  4. Improvements to the surrounding public realm and provision of hard and soft landscaping.
  5. Installation of all associated services above and below ground to connect to the existing systems.
  6. Provision of Signage and lighting.
  7. All associated ancillary works.

The Market House is located within the architectural conservation area of Castlepollard.

An Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report for the proposed development is available for inspection with this application.

The Proposed scheme has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under

the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effect on the environment.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection at https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en and can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad, Westmeath County Council, Áras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. each day, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, from the 28th February 2022 up to and including the 30th March 2022.

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, may be made in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday 14 April 2022 either:

  • Online at https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en or
  • In writing, clearly marked “Proposed Development of Community Hub at Market House Castlepollard” to the Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Westmeath County Council, Áras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N.

Written submissions or observations received, will form part of a statutory report to be presented to a meeting of Westmeath County Council and will form part of a public document. The information contained in submissions may be available for public inspection, to be published on the Council’s website and available at the Council’s public counter. Details, including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council Departments or their agents involved in this Part 8 process.