Councillors reject house rebuild at seaside hamlet

Site of Ireland's 'smallest church' in spotlight again

Councillors reject house rebuild at seaside hamlet

The picturesque bay at Portbradden.

Julie Magee


Julie Magee


PLANS to rebuild a house on land once occupied by what was reputably the smallest church in Ireland have been refused.

Civic planners had insisted that the replacement dwelling's impact on the seafront hamlet of Portbradden and the surrounding landscape was significantly greater than the existing St. Gobban’s House.

Described as an “iconic North Coast location,” the site overlooking White Park Bay lies within the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Planners also declared the design and scale of the new building “unsympathetic.”

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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