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An Unslightly Mess - Plans For Athlone 'Railway Field' Site Face Opposition

Building a new hotel across from the train station was also suggested.

A bus maintenance depot in a midlands town centre would be an unslightly mess.

That's according to Westmeath councillor Louise Heavin, who believes an open green space or housing development would be a better use of the Railway Field site in Athlone.

Plans for a 67 space parking bay and maintenance facility are currently being proposed for the lot across from Athlone Train Station.

Another local rep, Fine Gael's John Dolan, suggested a hotel could be built on the site.

The Green Party's Councillor Heavin says the local authority must consider their aspirations for the town:

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