Childcare Centre can go ahead in Quigley’s Point as appeal is withdrawn

Plans for a significant development by the Children's Point Childcare Centre can go ahead after one objection was dismissed and a second withdrawn.

The Children's Point Childcare Centre LTD were granted permission for the development at Foyleside Caravan Park in Tromaty Quigley's Point, however that decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

The Council granted permission for use of part of a building and caravan park at Foyleside Caravan Park for a childcare centre to include an enclosed external play area.

The decision was objected to by Quigley's Point Community Centre and a Margaret Havlin with an address in Redcastle.

An Bord Pleanala last month rejected the Ms Havlin’s appeal last month.

The objection from Quigley's Point Community Centre was based on a number of grounds. They argued that the council failed to properly apply the policies of the Childcare Strategy of the County Development plan when awarding permission.

They also claimed to have legitimate concerns over planning and that their objection wasn't to fight competition to the services they supply -they did however express concern that there was already an over supply of childcare places in the area.

Late last Month An Bord Pleanala was informed that the Quigley's Point Community Centre objections was withdrawn, no reason as to why was given.