Fresh application for residential and commercial development in Salthill

Galway Daily news Fresh application for residential and commercial development in Salthill

A second attempt is being made for a major commercial and residential development around the Seapoint casino in Salthill.

Oldside Enterprise Ltd is seeking planning permission for the demolition of several buildings and extensions on the Upper Salthill Road.

In their place the developer intends to build new apartments, a café, and an extension to the existing Seapoint business.

This is the second time that Oldside have submitted plans for such a redevelopment of the area, after the city council and An Bord Pleanála both rejected applications in 2021 and last year.

The new plans call for the demolition of a three storey building at 185 Upper Salthill, and all but the roof and front facade of 183 Upper Salthill, as well as the four storey apartment building to the rear of 183, facing onto Quincentennial Drive

In its place the developer plans to build a three storey building, with an extension to Seapoint on the ground and first floors, with six apartments and a rooftop terrace on the top floor.

A number of single storey extensions around the main Seapoint building facing onto the Promenade will also be demolished.

In their place the developer seeks to build a three storey building with a café at the ground floor, and a three bedroom duplex apartment on the top floors.

Other works would include new signage and external stairs, as well as the provision of a footpath along Quincentennial Drive, and landscaping the grassy area next to Seapoint and the Prom.

The planning application states that a number of meetings were held with council officials between June and November of last year to address the reasons why the previous application was refused.

These include changes to the appearance and bulky nature of the previous design, according to the planning statement, to better suit what exists in the area already.

A decision on this fresh planning application is due from the city council by March 16 of this year.