A planning application has been lodged to change the former National Irish Bank building in Mohill into commercial offices.
The historic building is a protected structure and features a distinctive circular window feature. It is set in a prime location on the town’s Main Street and there had been speculation about its future use following its sale by NIB earlier this year.
A planning application lodged with Leitrim County Council in July by John McNulty, has sought permission to develop the material change of use of the existing property to commercial office on all floors.
The application also calls for the construction of a two storey storage building adjoining the existing two storey stables to the rear of the main building.
Mr McNulty is also seeking permission to construct new car parking facilities at the rear of the site and to erect company signage on the front of the building.
At the moment planning permission is on hold for the development with further information being sought. No date has been set for finalisation of the planning permission.
Local residents have welcomed the development of the site following the loss of the NIB a number of years ago. Fears had been previously express about the future of the historic building and local councillors had proposed using the structure for a community project in a bid to ensure it did not fall into disrepair.