Planning approval recommended for Slieve Gullion amenity building

May 22, 2017

Slieve Gullion Forest Park looks set to receive a new amenity building consisting of showers and public toilets, with a planning application submitted for the new facility recommended for approval at this Wednesday’s Planning Committee meeting.

Proposals include the erection of a building immediately beside the existing play and car park facilities at Slieve Gullion to facilitate tourist / attendant’s offices as well as public toilets and showers and a store for a four wheel drive utility vehicle.  The amenity building is expected to be constructed 120m north of the existing courtyard buildings at Slieve Gullion Park.

The associated report for the proposal outlines that whilst there will be some loss of car parking in the short term, the Council are actively pursuing alternative car parking throughout the park and will be later compensated in future plans.

The plans have been recommended for approval with the report stating that overall the plans are acceptable “and can be readily absorbed into the landscape without adverse consequence.”