Appeal lodged against €4 million housing development in Galway city

Galway daily news

An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála against permission for a €4 million housing development in Galway city.

Galway city council granted permission earlier this month for a housing development consisting of 37 residential units in Roscam, with leave to appeal.

Renaissance Property Ltd submitted plans to develop 0.9ha site bounded by the Ros Caoin and Boireann Bheag.

Work to be done would consist of the demolition of an existing house on the site and the construction of 37 houses and apartments.

Plans included 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.

Numerous submissions were made to Galway County Council expressing concerns about the development.

The site would be accessed through a distributor road serving existing estates and locals were concerned with the increased traffic this would bring to the area.

Also of concern to locals was the amount of parking space provided for in the plans.

An appeal to An Bord Pleanála was lodged against the county council’s decision on December 10th.