Galway Hotel Granted Planning Permission Despite Appeal
Glen Oaks Hotel in Galway has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála with revised conditions after an appeal had been lodged against the planned work.
The hotel, which is located on the west side of the city, had applied for the construction of single-storey rear extension; a first and second floor extension; conversion of the attic into 6 en-suite bedrooms; permission to change its ground-floor bar and restaurant into an additional 13 en-suite bedrooms; as well as converting unused attic space into an extra 6 bedrooms. However, the appeal argued that the work was more in align with that of a hostel and not a hotel, reports galwaybayfm.ie.
An Bord Pleanála's conditions included that the common room should be used for the exclusive use of the residents of the hotel and not by visiting members of the public, and that the developer is required to pay to the planning authority a financial contribution in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area.