Two conclusions of Longford County Council to grant planning permission to the same firm – Cignal Infrastructure Ltd – to build telecommunication buildings in Ardagh and Longford cities have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
Executors gave the green signal on March 25, under eight circumstances to Cignal Infrastructure Ltd to go ahead with their plan to develop communications infrastructure consisting of a 24-meter fretwork design related equipment and cabinets, fencing, permission for access at Knockahaw, Dublin Street, Longford.
A retrial opposing the decision was lodged with An Bord Pleanála by Thomas Daly last Tuesday. Previously, the local authority planning division, on February 18, and again with eight circumstances connected, granted permission to Cignal Infrastructure for the erection of a new 36m multi-tenant telecommunications support structure at Coillte Forest Drumbaun, Oldtown, Drumbaun, Ardagh.
It’s suggested that this structure would carry nine antennas and associated distant radio units, six communication dishes, three lighting decorations, and six outside cabinets, and it will all be enclosed inside a safety compound by a 2.4m high palisade fence with a 4m entry gate, site entry and site works.
Wicklow based firm, Hibernian Cellular Networks Ltd, opposed the granting of this planning utility and so they lodged a retrial with An Bord Pleanála on March 6.
Following arbitration in the Knockahaw case, An Bord Pleanála says it will give its decision by August 19. In an objection submitted to Longford County Council opposing the planned 24m Knockahaw construction, Mr. Daly identified that his dwelling was within 90 meters of the development; it would be unsightly
In the meantime, Hibernian Cellular Networks Ltd, in their plea opposing Cignal’s 36m construction in Ardagh, describes themselves as an independent tower supplier and they have a current tower at Garrycam, Ardagh Hill, Longford.