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Dunnes Stores Appeals Revamp Planning Restrictions On Cork Outlet

Dunnes Stores has objected to planning restrictions put on a proposed revamp of one of its Cork stores.

According to planning documents, it had hoped to redevelop part of the existing shop space so it could extend the supermarket and make way for a new unit for 'retail and/or cafe/restaurants type uses' of its Bishopstown Shopping Centre outlet.

While Cork City Council reportedly gave the green light to the makeover of the store, which is located outlet near Cork University Hospital back in September, it 'slapped a series of conditions on the approval'.

Architecture firm Cunnane Stratton Reynolds has since lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála on behalf of Dunnes Stores rejecting some of the imposed measures, reports Journal.ie.

24 Hour Trading To Cease

One of the conditions will mean that the revamped outlet can no longer provide 24-hour shopping to customers. The reason for introducing this restriction is 'in the interests of residential amenity'.

“While the applicant is not proposing to operate now on a 24-hour basis, 24-hour trading does, and has occurred in the area in the past at Christmas time, ie Tesco at Wilton Shopping Centre,” the appeal said.

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