Claregalway Primary Care Centre gets planning approval

Galway Daily news Claregalway Primary Care Centre gets planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a primary care centre in Claregalway.

Valley Healthcare, which is a sub fund of infrastructure investment fund ICAV, has been given the green light to build a two storey PCC on the west side of town.

The county council granted approval for this reduced scale proposal, after previously rejecting plans by Valley Healthcare for a development at this site.

This proposal is smaller than the part three storey building previously rejected, and has been reduced in height by more than 2.5m.

Planning permission was granted by the county council with 30 conditions attached, including a contribution of €21,127.50 which the developer must pay to the council towards the provision of public facilities serving the area.

The Primary Care Centre will be built on lands at the Montiagh Road, with a new access point for vehicles and pedestrians.

The council stipulated that a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit must be carried out before any works can begin, with any recommendations incorporated into the design.

A further Stage 3 Road Safety Audit must also be carried out after construction of the primary care centre is completed.

The primary care centre will have a retail pharmacy on the ground floor level, along with the consulting and treatment rooms.

The floor plans for the project show rooms dedicated for psychiatry, pediatrics, chronic disease management, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, physiotherapy.

The primary care centre will have a total of 73 car parking spaces, along with bicycle parking, and the developer also said that upgrade works will be carried out on the Montiagh Road to its junction with the N83.

The purpose of these upgrade works will be to widen the road’s carriageway, and to provice a continuous 1.8m wide footpath up to the N83.