County Council gets govt approval to build 40 homes in Tuam

The greenfield site at Sun Street, Tuam where 40 new housing units are planned. Photo Galway County Council

Galway County Council has been given the go ahead to build 40 new houses and apartments in Tuam.

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has granted Stage One approval for the housing development on the north side of town.

The proposed development is located on a 3.55-hectare greenfield site owned by Galway County Council at Sun Street.

The scheme will comprise 2 four-bed, 18 three-bed, 5 two-bed and 15 one-bed housing units, and represents a Phase 1 development of the lands.

Cllr. Pete Roche, newly appointed Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Tuam commented, “Once delivered, these new homes will provide a welcome boost for the growth and development of the town of Tuam.”

“My colleagues and I look forward to working with the local authority to progress this scheme as quickly as possible to alleviate the pressure on the local housing waiting list.”

Liam Conneally, Chief Executive of Galway County Council said, “This greenfield site presents an ideal residential opportunity within the confines of the town.”

“It offers existing water and power services as well as direct access onto Sun Street. We will shortly proceed to appointing a design team which also will be tasked with developing a masterplan for the overall site.”

Michael Owens, Director of Housing with Galway County Council said the proposed development is the latest in a series of local authority led housing schemes taking place across County Galway.

“The delivery of new homes on this greenfield site is in addition to recent announcements for 356 new build social homes delivered or planned for delivery under ‘Housing For All’ in Tuam town. A total of 80 of these units are to be delivered between now and the end of this year.”