McGeough’s extension delayed by owner’s appeal

Plans for a major extension at McGeough’s Bar & Restaurant in Roden Place are set to be held up by an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

Last month owner Andrew McGeough was granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to install a bar, restaurant and function room on the first floor of the existing premises at Condil House along with a roof garden for outside dining.

Mr McGeough has now lodged an appeal against some of the conditions set out by the local authority to An Bord Pleanála, who will rule on the matter in the coming months.

Mr McGeough has sought to change the use of the first floor office development to a bar, restaurant and function room with ancillary toilet and kitchen facilities. Access to the first floor bar/restaurant accommodation would be via a new staircase positioned in the ground floor bar/restaurant area.

As part of the proposal there would be minor elevational changes to the northern and eastern facades of the building, which will include the provision of an emergency escape staircase along the eastern facade and the provision of an external balcony to the northern facade of the proposed function room.

Mr McGeough is also looking to replace the existing lean-to-roof structure to the keg room and bottle store with a new flat roof construction with perimeter wall and balustrade to the rear of the property which will be used as a roof garden for external dining with access from the first floor bar / restaurant accommodation and all associated site development works.