Public appeal for Dunnes Stores to knock wall in Newbridge


Appeals are being made for Dunnes Stores in Newbridge to knock a wall blocking traffic to newly opened Crosses’s Supervalu.

The wall erected by Dunnes Stores just days before the supermarket celebrated its opening has released a storm of public criticism.

Crosses’s Supervalu, owned by Rathangan native Andrew Cross already has employed 50 staff and it is anticipated that 20 more jobs will be created.

Fianna Fail Cllr Fiona O’ Loughlin is appealing for Dunnes Stores to knock the wall.

The Cllr said that she has been inundated with calls from the public seeking a removal of the wall.

According to Cllr O’Loughlin, she has been reliably informed by a County Council official that the removal of the section of boundary wall 14 years ago did not have planning permission and effectively constituted an unauthorised development. The reconstructed boundary wall matches that of the original boundary wall.

Cllr O’Loughlin said: “So unfortunately nothing can be done. I would like Dunnes Stores to knock the wall.”


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