Decision on RTE development on iconic Offaly structure due next week

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Decision on RTE development on iconic Offaly structure due next week

Decision on RTE development on iconic Offaly structure due next week

A true Offaly landmark is set to be moved on foot of a planning application lodged with Offaly County Council.

The red and white RTE radio mast in Ballycommon has been in place since 1973 and is visible from many miles around.

As a MW transmitter, it ceased operation in March 2008 and has been out of use ever since. 

However, a decision id due next week on a proposal from RTE to build a new tower on the site.

RTE lodged a planning application with Offaly County Council earlier this year to build a new 48-metre high latticework communications tower on the site with new fencing.

It also states in the planning application that the existing stayed mast, a true landmark in Offaly, will be removed. (pictured below)

A decision on the planning application is due on Monday, October 19.