Local residents are unhappy with the proposal.
20 objections have been made against plans to redevelop an old shopping centre in Westmeath.
Planning permission has been sought to demolish Clonmore Shopping Centre in Mullingar, which currently consists of four retail units and six ground floor apartments.
Peadar Conlon is seeking to build new three-storey and two-storey apartment blocks, consisting of 17 two-bed units.
However, Breda Keeley from the Newbook and Clonmore Road Residents' Association says the development is too dense and high for the area, with insufficient space for parking or recreation: