Decision to ‘refuse’ new hotel on the Glenshane pass deferred

Glenshane mountain

Glenshane mountain

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Planners have deferred the initial decision to ‘refuse’ an application for a new hotel on the Glenshane pass.

The request went before the Planning Committee of Mid Ulster District Council on Tuesday night, and although due to be refused, a source at the council said “members asked for the decision to be deferred”.

The Glenshane pass in the snow

The Glenshane pass in the snow

The proposed hotel development is to be built between the Glenshane Filling Station on Glenshane Road and Fallaghaloon Road.

It was to be refused on the “basis of road safety”, since “there were no general planning concerns, members asked for the decision to be deferred in order to explore whether another means of access could be achieved”.

Motorists cross the top of the thawing Glenshane Pass

Motorists cross the top of the thawing Glenshane Pass