An Bord Pleanala ruling deflates bouncy castle business in Laois

Planning appeals board overturns Laois County Council decision on business in Mountmellick

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An Bord Pleanala ruling deflates bouncy castle business in Laois

An Bord Pleanala has overturned a decision by Laois County Council to grant permission to a Mountmellick business to continue using an outdoor area for the maintenance of bouncy castles.

Ann and Eddie Harvey of Lord Edward Street brought an appeal to An Bord Pleanala after the council granted permission to Noel Delaney, director of Mega Bounce along with Lucia Delaney, for the retention of a concrete yard near their home, as well as the raising of a section of the roof to a warehouse.

Permission was also given for a shed with a raised floor level to match the height of the warehouse.

Mr and Mrs Harvey said they found it “incredible” thatthe council had granted permissionto Mr Delaney.

The couple claimed that the premises is in breach of regulations and previous decisions by both Laois County Council and An Bord Pleanala.

They said that work and business continues on the site often late into the night and the noise interferes with their sleep.

Claiming that huge inflatable castles are jet washed on the site, the Harveys said: “We are in no doubt that businesses are being run from this site in the new office recently installed totally breaching all regulations.”

An Bord Pleanala has now refused permission to Mega Bounce.