Council turn down plans for three masts

A numberof planning applications by Eircom to extend the height of masts in the Arva, Ballyjamesduff and Kingscourt areas have been turned down by the planning department of Cavan County Council. The communication company had four applications processed by the local authority. The planners granted permission to one application with the other three refused.

An application by Eir (Eircom Ltd) for the replacement of an existing telecommunications support structure and attached equipment at the Eir Exchange in Drumalt, Arva, was refused. It also included a proposed new lattice tower support structure (overall height of 25.5 metres) that would carrying replacement equipment and the addition of new telecommunications antennas, dishes and associated equipment, together with new equipment cabinets, fencing and landscaping.

A second application for an 18m high monopole telecommunications support structure, together with antennas, dishes and ancillary works all enclosed in security fencing at the Eir Exchange, off Granard Street, Moodoge Townland, in Ballyjamesduff, was also refused.

A further application to erect an 18m high monopole telecommunications support structure together with antennas, dishes and associated equipment all enclosed in security fencing and remove the existing 10.5m high timber communications pole with antenna at the Eir Exchange, junction of Saint Mary’s Road and Bailieboro Road, Kingscourt, was also refused.

The application relating to the erection of a 21m high monopole telecommunications support structure together with antennas, dishes and associated equipment Eir Exchange, Cavan Road, Magheranure Townland, Cootehill, was approved by local authority planners subject to nine conditions.

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