Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has given the green light to plans for a new practice area at Glen Rovers GAC.
Along with the creation of the new practice area, work will include the erection of fences and gates to enclose practice area. There will also be a hurling wall, associated infrastructure, landscaping and planting.
The club is located on the Glenshesk Road, near Armoy. According to the Development Management Officer Report, the application site currently forms part of a larger agricultural field, with “relatively flat” land.
The report adds: “The eastern boundary is defined by a mature hedge and some trees and the southern boundary is defined by a post and wire fence, adjacent to the southern boundary is an existing ball net. The northern and western boundaries are currently undefined.”
The practice area will be adjacent to the existing practice pitch to thesouth. Immediately to the east is the existing parking area for the club.
While the new development is closer to a nearby dwelling than the existing pitches, “it is not anticipated it will result in unacceptable impact on amenity”.
The report adds: “Environmental Health have been consulted and haveadvised they have no adverse comment. No objections have been received.”