MKA Planning Ltd. have successfully represented existing pharmacies in Newry in getting a proposed new pharmacy refused at Boat Street, Newry at the Pharmacy National Appeals Panel. (NAP).
The Applicant proposed neighbourhood consisted of a Northern boundary just short of Williams Street, then travelling in a Southerly direction, encompassing parts of the St.Mary’s and Derryleckagh Wards and having Warrenpoint Road as it central spine.
Whereas MKA Planning believed the most appropriate neighbourhood was the city centre (town centre boundary) as set out in the adopted Banbridge, Newry & Mourne Area Plan 2015.
The NAP accepted MKA Planning’s neighbourhood and concluded that the appeal premises fell within the same neighbourhood as the objectors premises and was therefore within the defined city centre boundary.
Furthermore the NAP determined that there was no inadequacy in pharmaceutical provision within the defined neighbourhood and no barrier to movement.
The NAP came to the conclusion that a new pharmacy in this location was not necessary and the pharmacies within Newry City centre adequately met the pharmaceutical needs of the local population.
Our consultants have specialist experience in pharmacy licence applications, appeals and objections.
If you require an Expert Planning witness for a licensing case, contact Matt or one of the MKA Team at 02871311551 to discuss your options.