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Planners recommend Co Armagh GAA club’s major clubhouse development is refused

Their recommendation to issue a refusal of planning permission to Grange GFC is based 'solely on lack of information' provided

A Co Armagh GAA club has had its plans for a major clubhouse extension rejected.

Proposals by Grange GFC were submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council last October.

As Armagh I reported at the time, Grange GFC was proposing a major development at its ground which could see club facilities double in size.

The proposals by St Colmcille’s will would have represented a massive boost for the club, its players, officials and fans, with the works earmarked for its ground at Ballygassoon Road, Tullygoonigan.

The application involves the provision of a new sports hall, as well as the construction of two new changing rooms and showers.

The proposals include storage facilities, as well as a new entrance foyer.

Floorspace would see an increase from around 5,650 sq ft to 11,320 sq ft.

Planning officials, however, are recommending that the application be turned down.

And that is the opinion which they will present to the next sitting of council’s planning committee.

Their recommendation to issue a refusal of planning permission is based “solely on lack of information” provided.

If councillors agree to accept the planners’ thinking on these proposals, the club can lodge an appeal and bring forward further information to allow a determination to be made.

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