Decision imminent on housing for the elderly in Dunmore

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A decision is due from the county council next week on a planning application to build more sheltered housing for the elderly in Dunmore.

Homes for Dunmore is seeking approval to expand its existing sheltered housing estate for older people with the construction of six semi-detached houses on Barrack Street, Dunmore.

This application was initially due to be ruled on earlier in the year, but in April the due date for a decision was pushed back to this month.

Additional information was submitted to the county council in September outlining that these homes are being built to the rear of the existing Homes for Dunmore housing.

It also said that the development will come with a common area for both existing occupants of the estate and the new homes.

“The houses are proposed to allow for increased accommodation for elderly people wishing to avail of these facilities and will tie in with the existing sheltered housing and facilities being operated by Homes for Dunmore for the last 15 years”.

The Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht noted that the development is taking place close to a protected monument in an area of archaeological potential.

It recommended that an archaeologist be retained for the duration of any ground disturbing works to monitor for archaeological material.

The county council is due to make a decision on this planning application next week by October 10.