Planning permission given to convert former Mountbellew pub

Galway Daily news Planning permission given to convert former Mountbellew pub

Planning permission has been granted for a former pub in Mountbellew to be converted to retail use, as well as the construction of a new office building to the rear.

Coolsivna Construction Ltd submitted plans for a Change of Use of the former Breslin’s Bar on the main square in Mountbellew, from public house to retail.

The county council also gave the developer the go ahead to build a new two-storey office building on unused land to the rear of the site, off the main square.

The office building will be part two storey, part one storey, with access being via existing pedestrian lanes on the square and Ballygar road.

“The new building will contribute positively to the town in terms of form, materials, and re-activating unused lands behind the main street, all while providing a new office space to the highest current environmental and construction standards.”

“The re-use of part of the existing building for a new retail space will help enliven the street and provide further amenities for the town inhabitants and visitors,” the planning application states.

A Natura Impact Statement and Flood Risk Assessment report were submitted to the county council with this planning application.

The council granted planning permission for the new office and to convert the vacant pub with thirteen standard conditions attached.