Appeal lodged against 254 bed Headford Road student accommodation

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Galway Daily news An Bord Pleanála approves Headford Road student accommodation

An appeal has been lodged against plans for a 254 bed space student accommodation development on the Headford Road in Galway City.

The city council granted planning permission to Cleverson Ltd last month for a part seven, part eight storey development next to Galway Retail Park.

The development will consist of four retail units on the ground floor, a gym on the first floor, and 74 student accommodation apartments on the remaining six floors.

It has been designed as two building blocks connected via a glazed link bridge. The block closest to the retail park will be eight storeys in height, while the southerly block will be seven storeys.

The site is an undeveloped brownfield location between the Galway Retail Park and the Dyke Road car park.

The green light for the project was granted by Galway City Council with 28 conditions attached on February 11.

However, that decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanála by the An Taisce Galway Association.

A decision on this appeal is due from the higher planning authority by July 13 of this year.