An Bord Plenala has upheld an appeal by An Taisce against a decision to allow a well known County Tipperary bar and restaurant to retain a shed to the rear of its premises.
The conservation body had appealed a decision by North Tipperary County Council to allow Brendan and Mairead Tierney of Paddys Bar, Terryglass, to retain the shed. The pub is a listed structure. The Bord made its decision on August 14.
A Bord Pleanala inspector ruled that the proposed retention was connected to a medieval bawn structure, which is protected as a recorded monument.
The inspector said the shed would not only diminsh the visual and historical setting of the protected structure and the recorded monument in an adverse and material manner, it would also, as a result of it physically interfering with the original built fabric of the recorded monument, erode its structural integrity as well as limit future access to it for essential maintenance as well as any urgent future repairs should they be required.
This would further impact on the protection and preservation of this recorded monument for the enjoyment of future generations.
For these reasons, the retention of the single storey shed structure would conflict with Policy HERT 20, 21 and 26 of the North Tipperary County Development Plan, 2011-2016 which seeks the protection of structures of architectural, archaeological, historical and cultural interest like the medieval bawn structure as well as it would conflict with the council’s policy of seeking to protect and maintain the setting of protected structures such as Paddy’s Bar.
This development would be contrary to the development plan policies and would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.