Mixed reaction to Tesco planning refusal in Ballybofey

Tesco Ireland has again been refused planning permission for a major development in Ballybofey.

Donegal County Council had originally granted planning permission for the outlet earlier this year but the matter was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

The development, which was to be located on the Donegal Town side of Ballybofey was to be in excess of 4,000 square meters in size.

But the planning appeals board has refused permission as the nature and scale at this location is not in the interest of the sustainable development of the town.

Many business owners have contacted Highland Radio welcoming the decsion stating it would have a negative impact on the Twin Towns

But Fine Gael Cllr, Martin Harley says by the Tesco application being refused, the area is missing out on much needed jobs:

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