Wednesday, August 26, 2015

U-turn on planning decision disheartening

Deputy Regina Doherty & Cllr Sarah Reilly at the Primary Care Centre in Kells

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Monday) said that last week’s decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the inclusion of a pharmacy at the Primary Care Centre, located just outside Kells, is disheartening.

The Ratoath based TD said “last March I joined our four (4) pharmacies in  Kells in breathing a sigh of relief as Meath County Council made a decision to refuse planning for a pharmacy to be included in the primary care centre located outside the town centre.

“It is disheartening, to say the least, to learn that this decision was overturned by An Bord Pleanala following a subsequent appeal by the applicant.

“I maintain what I stated earlier this year, that the inclusion of a pharmacy in the Primary Care Centre will bring with it severe negative repercussions for both the existing pharmacies in Kells, and other local shops and small businesses who currently benefit from their footfall.”

Concluding, the Meath Deputy said “I will continue to do everything in my power to support small and local business in Kells and right across the county.”

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