Plans for local authority houses in Oughterard turned down
27th August, 2019
Plans for local authority housing in Oughterard have been refused planning permission by the higher planning authority. The county council had hoped to build 13 homes with car parking and green space at Claremount.
However, An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the development. The site would have been north of Sruchán An Chláir housing estate.The board says it’s not satisfied that the county council has demonstrated that the housing in Oughterard would adversely affect the nearby protected sites, primarily the Lough Corrib Special Protection area. You can read more here.
Athenry housing plans submitted for council approval
24th August, 2019
Plans have been submitted to the county council for a new housing development in Athenry.
Approval is being sought for a housing development at Raheen, Athenry consisting of 17 two-storey houses.
The plans call for the construction of one detached house with three bedrooms; 6 semi-detached, three-bedroom homes, 6 three-bedroom terraced homes; and four two-bedroom, semi-detached houses. Two of the three-bedroom semi-detached houses would be set aside for affordable or social housing as required under Part V planning obligations.
Irish Water said that a connection to the public network can be facilitated, but that this is subject to upgrades to the Athenry wastewater network which are currently at the detailed design stage. The site of the housing development is currently a grass field near the Raheen Woods Hotel, with offices belonging to the OPW to the rear of the site.You can read more here.
An Bord Pleanála approves plans for 212 homes in Oranmore
15th August, 2019
A large residential development in Oranmore consisting of 212 homes have been granted planning approval by An Bord Pleanála.
Arlum Limited was seeking permission for a Strategic Housing Development of 212 homes, with a mixture of houses and apartments, on an 8.7ha site in the townlands of Moneyduff and Oranhill, Oranmore.
The development will consist of 58 four-bed, semi-detached units; 54 three-bed, semi-detached units; 16 four-bed, detached houses; 16 three-bed, terraced houses; 12 two-bed, terraced homes; and 56 two-bed, duplex apartments. You can read more here.
Letteragh housing development of 101 homes approved
13th August, 2019
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning approval for a Strategic Housing Development in Letteragh consisting of 101 homes. Burkeway Homes Ltd has received planning permission for a housing estate on the north west outskirts of the city off the Letteragh Road. The estate will consist of 46 houses and 55 apartments with associated childcare facilities and landscaping works. The apartments will be spread across four blocks facing out onto the Letteragh road and the Bohereen road, while the detached and semi-detached houses will be located to the east.
The housing estate is being constructed on undeveloped land zoned Residential, which An Bord Pleanála described as “poor quality grazing land with stone wall and hedge boundaries”.
Under Part V planning requirements, 10 units in the estate have been set aside for affordable or social housing.
The design also includes a communal open area over 15% of the site, with separate ares for soccer, a playground, courtyard, outdoor gym and secret garden to the south.You can read more here.
Briarhill proposed development refused planning
3rd August, 2019
Galway County Council has refused planning permission for a housing project in Briarhill despite the support of the local school. Martin Coyne sought planning permission for a 43 unit housing estate with a mix of houses and apartments at Breanloughan, Briarhill. The first stage of the development would have consisted of the demolition of an existing house and outbuildings on the site. In their place it was proposed to build 3 four-bed, two storey, detached houses, 22 four-bed, two storey semi-detached units and 6 three-bed, two storey, semi-detached units.
A two storey apartment building was also in the plans, which would have contained 2 three-bed apartments, 6 two-bed apartments, and 4 one-bed apartments.
The new estate would have been accessed off the R339 Monivea road and included a total of 74 car parking spaces along with 12 bicycle spaces at the apartment building.
The Board of Management of Briarhill school wrote in support of the housing plans, noting that “we have a number of families in the school who are homeless at the moment and we strongly support the construction of new homes in and around Galway city”.
Plans submitted for €55 million Crown Square housing project
30th July 2019
Plans have been submitted for a massive housing development in Galway city valued at €55 million as part of the Crown Square project in Mervue. Crown Square Developments Ltd are seeking a ten year grant of planning permission for three blocks of housing with 288 apartments. The eight storey Block G will include 104 units, there will be a further 136 units in the seven storey Block H, and the remaining 48 units will be in Block J which will be five storeys high. These units will be broken down into 75 one-bed apartments, 185 two-bed apartments, and 28 three-bed apartments.
The housing element in these plans is supported by a commercial element including a restaurant, a café, a convenience store, and a pharmacy, fitness and leisure centre, along with five other undetermined commercial units. The plans also include a creche, something which is required in all residential development about a certain scale, and a medical centre.
This is Phase II of a mixed use development at the Crown Square site on the junction of Monivea Road and Joyce’s Road which has gone unused for years.
The entire project, which also includes a hotel and five office blocks which could provide space for the employment of thousands of people.
That commercial/office side of the project was granted approval by the city council back in March.
This application for the housing element of the project was made directly to An Bord Pleanála under its fast track process for Strategic Housing Developments.
Other work contained in the application includes Public realm and landscaping works, including pedestrian and cyclist linkages.
Car parking will be provided via 288 underground parking spaces to serve the residents, as well as visitor parking.
In addition 733 secure bicycle parking spaces will be located in the upper basement level.You can read more here
Showhouse open weekend at sought-after new estate
15th July, 2019
Three-bed houses in the new An Fuarán development in the heart of Oranmore will be on show this weekend.
An Fuarán is a contemporary new development of A-rated (BER Rating) 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Brought to market by Ardstone Homes, it comprises 86 units in total, in a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes to suit a range of buyers from first time buyers, to those looking for a little more space for expanding families, whilst also catering for those looking to downsize and move closer to village amenities.
The development was launched last month, and according to selling agent Fergal Leonard: “Demand for homes was very strong – so much so that we released more three and four-bed semi-detached homes in the subsequent days to buyers who had queued at the launch”.
He added that sales have remained strong with just a small number of three bedroom homes remaining.
“This weekend, we will have a three-bed house on view along with our Sales Office where the site map will be on display. Our staff will be on hand to answer queries, go through the site layout and house specifications with buyers and answer any queries buyers may have. It’s another great opportunity to see the progress on site and learn more about the houses and the development. You can read more here.
Plans for 58 homes in Tuam rejected
14th July, 2019
The county council has rejected plans for a housing developments in Tuam due to a lack of information from the developer. Evolution Ltd sought planning permission to demolish a derelict building at Killaloonty, Tuam and build 58 new homes on the site.
The initial design was for seven duplex blocks with 28 two-bed apartments, five blocks of terraced houses with 22 four-bed units, and four blocks of semi-detached houses with 8 three-bed homes. The site would have been accessed off a new entrance built off the Weir Road in Tuam. Three objections were made to the county council from local residents, whose primary concern was the boundary treatments and the potential for privacy infringement due to the height of these buildings.
Last September the council made a request for further information asking the developer to submit a Road Safety Audit, an Archaeological Assessment, and a bat survey.You can read more here.
Approval sought for 230 new homes in Knocknacarra
12th July, 2019
Plans for the construction of more than 230 new houses and apartments in Knocknacarra have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.
O’Malley Construction have applied for permission to develop the 14.5-acre site at Ballyburke under Strategic Housing Development legislation, which will also include a creche and two retail units.
The site is opposite the Fana Buí estate on the Ballymoneen Road, beside Ard Cré and south of the route for the proposed Galway City Ring Road. The developers also own a four-acre site on the northern side of the ring road route.You can read more here.
New homes approved in Oranmore despite residents’ concerns
25th June, 2019
A residential development has been given the green light in Oranmore – despite residents’ concerns about the lack of public amenities. Galway County Council has granted planning permission for the 22 house and apartment development at an already heavily populated Oranhill, along with a commercial unit that could be used as a café or crèche.However, planning permission has been granted to Edmonton Developments Limited for the development of an existing infill and brownfield site to provide for 22 residential units and one commercial unit.
There were eight submissions to Galway County Council, mainly from local residents, about the proposed development with most calling for community facilities to be provided.
It was stated that this is one of the last major infill sites in Oranhill, Oranmore, and if community facilities are not provided, it will be ‘a tragically lost opportunity’.
Residents called for a neighbourhood centre to be provided as part of the development as well as the provision of recreational and amenity facilities to be developed on the site.You can read more here.
Plans lodged for 165 new homes on west side of Galway City
14th May, 2019
Separate plans have been drawn up for the construction of 165 new homes on two adjoining sites on the western side of the city.
An application has been submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála for a €27 million development which involves the construction of 101 new homes – 46 houses and 55 apartments – on a 6.4-acre site at Letteragh opposite the Sliabh Ríoga development.
Separately, an application has been lodged with Galway City Council to develop 25 houses and 39 apartments on an adjoining site.
Burkeway Homes has lodged the application for the 101 homes under Strategic Housing Development legislation, which is designed to expedite the planning process for larger housing proposals.
The houses will be a mixture of three and four-bed terraced; three and four-bed semi-detached and four-bed detached houses, as well as one, two and three-bed apartments.You can read more here.
Residential development of 80 homes in Newcastle approved
30th April 2019
McHugh Property Holdings applied for planing permission for 68 homes in two separate scheme across Gaelcarrig Park and Carn Ard in Galway city but later increased that to 80 units.
The development will consist of 14 semi-detached and terraced houses, and 66 apartments.
The plans are for the homes to be split across two estates off the Letteragh road on a site that is currently vacant.
The bulk of the housing, 60 units, will be in Gaelcarrig Park, while the remainder will go into Carn Ard estate.
The plans had to be redesigned after the council said there were issues with the parking and amenity spaces in the application.
The number of parking spaces included in the design was also increased at the request of the council to 85 spaces.You can read more here.
Phase two of luxury Béal Taoide homes released
9th May 2019
Following a very successful first phase at Béal Taoide, Kenny Developments Galway Ltd and Sherry FitzGerald New Homes have released the second phase of homes to the market.
Béal Taoide is a high-end residential development of 14 detached luxury homes on large sites in Oranmore. Superb views of Galway Bay accompany each home with the site layout arranged in such a way to maximise views southwards to the sea. Located on the Coast Road, Béal Taoide is less than 3km from Oranmore on the Galway city side of the village. Oranmore train station is only a two-minute drive away. Part of Galway’s suburban belt, Oranmore is a rapidly expanding area located just 8km east of Galway city with easy access to the M6 (Galway-Dublin ) and M18 (Galway-Limerick ) motorways. Oranmore benefits from a host of amenities and services including supermarket chains (Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Joyce’s ), hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, a train station, a regular bus service, primary and secondary schools, and vibrant sports clubs.
Strong interest has been shown in the development to date and construction is well under way for the first homes that were purchased off plans.
Phase 2 comprises a selection of large four and five bedroom homes ranging in size from c233sq m to 272sq m (2,500sq ft to 2,930sq ft ) with each house sitting on a generous site ranging in size from 0.30 acre to 0.33 acre.
All homes will benefit from detached garages and generous front and back landscaped gardens and substantial open amenity spaces professionally designed by Radharc Landscaping. Another feature of the Béal Taoide homes will be the attractive natural limestone wall to the front of each house.You can read more here.
Plans submitted for €46 million Oranmore housing development
24th April, 2019
Plans are in the works for a €46 million housing development in Moneyduff and Oranmduff townlands of Oranmore.
Arlaun Limited has submitted a planing application to An Bord Pleanála for a housing development consisting of 212 homes and a creche.
The proposed development consists of 58 four-bed, semi-detached houses; 54 three-bed, semi-detached houses; 16 four-bed, detached houses; 16 three-bed, terraced units; 12 two-bed, terrced units; and 56 two-bed duplex units.
According to the developer “The proposed development will assist Galway County Council in meeting its commitment to provide for residential development and for associated support development, which will ensure the protection of existing residential amenity and will contribute to sustainable residential neighbourhoods”.
“In summary, it is submitted that the proposed development results in a development which accords fully with the proper planning and development of the area while providing an attractive, high quality, contemporary development which enhances the development of Oranmore.”
Work on the proposed development would also involve the creation of a new access road onto the North-South Oranmore Distributor Road for cars and pedestrians.You can read more here.
Major housing development in Roscam gets the green light
11th December, 2018
A major housing development of 37 new homes at Curragrean, Roscam has been granted planning permission by the city council. The housing development will consist of ten 4-bed semi-detached houses, two 3-bed semi-detached houses, and eight 3-bed terraced houses.
There would also be a four/five storey apartment block with four 1-bed apartments, eleven 2-bed apartments, and two 3-bed apartments.You can read more here.
New luxury homes with superb sea views
22nd November, 2018
Sherry FitzGerald is offering a new high-end residential development of 14 detached luxury homes on large sites, located on the Coast Road, Oranmore, with construction under way for the first homes in Béal Taoide.
Béal Taoide is the latest project by Kenny Developments Galway Ltd, one of the leading house building companies in Galway. The development is located less than 3km from Oranmore on the Galway city side of the village. Oranmore train station is only a two minute drive. Part of Galway’s suburban belt, Oranmore is a rapidly expanding area located just 8km east of Galway city with easy access to the M6 (Galway-Dublin ) and M18 (Galway-Limerick ) motorways. Oranmore benefits from a host of amenities and services including supermarket chains (Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Joyces ), hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, a train station, a regular bus service, primary and secondary schools, and vibrant sports clubs.
Superb views of Galway Bay accompany each home in Béal Taoide with the site layout arranged in such a way to maximise views southwards to the sea.
The new development will comprise a selection of large four and five bedroom homes ranging in size from c233sq m to 276sq m (2,500sq ft to 2,980sq ft ) with each house sitting on a generous site ranging in size from 0.23 acre to 0.58 acre.You can read more here.