By Eoin Kelleher
A PLANNING appeal in relation to a decision concerning an ‘aparthotel’ with holiday homes on the Ballypadeen site of the old Motel near Cashel, has gone before the High Court.
The development, led by Liam Campion, was stalled in 2007 after the County Council ordered that construction work be stopped and the partially-finished buildings be demolished. The County Council had taken out a planning enforcement order against the development. That order was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
At South Tipperary County Council, Cllr Tom Wood requested an update on the case, “with specific reference to 1) The Court Decision of 2007 regarding stock piling of material 2) The An Bord Pleanála appeal decision of 2009 relative to housing units 33 to 52 inclusive.”
A Council official told Cllr Wood that, as the case is now ‘sub judice’ or before the Judge, the Council could not officially comment on the matter. Permission had been granted for a “certain level of development”. The case is between the developer and the County Council, concerning An Bord Pleanála’s decision in 2009 to grant permission “for the proposed hotel and for the retention of the housing units on sites 1-32 (inclusive) and to refuse permission for the retention of the housing units on sites 33-52 (inclusive).”