16.37.3 Ancillary Uses and Retailing

Retailing proposals in petrol stations shall be guided by advice contained in statutory retail planning guidelines (DECLG 2012) and particularly Section 4.11.9 therein which refers, inter alia, to the retail floor-space cap of 100 sq.m (net) for petrol stations. This provision should not be construed as meaning that all applications containing up to 100 sq.m of retail space will be positively considered in all contexts. Retail impact may be considered in some cases taking into account proximity to other retail outlets in the context of the retail strategy/hierarchy.

Where permission is sought for floor-space in excess of 100 sq.m, the sequential approach to retail development shall apply.