[h6]Demolish shop associated with petrol filling station with all ancillary structures, decontaminate site and replace with new commercial development, supermarket, petrol filling station, forecourt, improve access to site and provide carparking.[/h6]
Laverty Architecture was pleased to recently gain approval for a new super market, filling station, take away and two additional shop units in Armoy.
A small shop and filling station currently occupies the site and is to be replaced. The new development has been pushed back into farm land which is outside the development limits of Armoy Village. This presented a considerable hurdle to overcome during the application. Armoy sewage works is also at capacity so an on site sewage treatment solution was sought to enable the application to progress. The planners also insisted on an expensive soil decontamination study be carried out before outline approval could be granted. Eventually the department relented and made the decontamination test a condition of approval and the application went to council in November 2011 as an approval. The actual approval documents came through, 12 months later. Just glad to have them after a 3 year frustrating process which demonstrated perfectly that you have to fight to get what the client wants and needs to make such a project viable.
Planning Case Website Link here.