Whiskey entrepreneur John Teeling has expressed his disappointment over An Bord Pleanála's decision to reject plans to construct 13 Teeling warehouses in Co. Louth.
In Contravention Of Zoning Objective
Teeling argued that the warehouses were of "strategic economic importance to the rapidly growing Irish whiskey sector". However, the appeal was dismissed by An Bord Pleanála on the basis that the proposed warehouses would contravene the zoning objective in the county's development plan. The board added that the warehouses would form a "discordant and obtrusive feature on the landscape at [the proposed] location".
Talking to The Irish Times, Teeling said he was particularly disappointed considering Irish Distillers were given permission to develop warehouses in Co. Cork and his sons Jack and Stephen of Dublin's Teeling Distillery were granted permission for a development in Co. Cavan.
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Teeling now plans to look outside of Louth for a site to develop the warehouses.
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