Apartments plan for former Mayo factory property rejected by council

PLANS to develop apartments in a landmark property in the heart of Westport town have been turned down by Mayo County Council.

The now dilapidated former cap factory in the Bridge Street/James Street car park was the subject of a proposal by Brendan Power to convert the building for residential use.

The proposed apartment development comprised of one 1-bed apartment, two 2-bed apartments and one 3-bed apartment.

A number of submissions were received by council planners in relation to the proposal.

In refusing permission, the council found that the apartments would have a lack of private amenity space and would injure the amenities and depreciate the value of property in the vicinity and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development.

An appeal is expected to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála.