The Concerned Citizens of Mitchelstown Group who lodged an appeal against the change of use of Weavers Bar, Mitchelstown to an Amusement Arcade, will find out on Monday next (September 17) whether or not their appeal was successful.

An Bord Pleanála are due to make their decision on the planning application of Perks Promotions, who are seeking approval to change the use of the former public house at 45 Lower Cork Street to an amusement arcade.

Cork County Council approved the changes earlier this year, stating the proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of the property in the vicinity.

The Council also decided the new arcade would not compromise the longer term objectives for the town centre, as set out in the County Development Plan and the Fermoy Municipal District Local Area Plan; would not detract from the heritage of the area and would be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. 

In an appeal filed on 15 May, the Concerned Citizens of Mitchelstown outlined their objections to the new plans, stating that Cork County Council should not have made the decision to grant planning permission in respect of the premises at 45 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown "as part III of the Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956 does not apply to Mitchelstown".

The premises was last used as a bar in early 2017.