Appeal lodged over 27 homes in Clifden

Galway Daily news Planning appeal over 91 houses & apartments in Athenry

An appeal has been lodged against the rejection of a residential development of 27 houses and apartments in Clifden.

TML Properties Ltd sought approval to build a housing estate on an unused site on the north side of Clifden, off the N59.

The estate would comprise 5 three-bed, terraced houses; 8 ground floor, single level, one-bed houses for older people; 6 single-level, two-bed apartments; and 8 two-bed duplex units.

Planning permission was refused by Galway County Council in October of this year due to environmental concerns about surface water drainage.

The decision noted that the project is located next to a watercourse which drains into the Owenglin River, which is part of the designated Twelve Bens/Garraun Complex special area of conservation.

The drainage proposals included the discharge of surface water directly into that watercourse without pre-treatment.

Revised engineering drawings have been submitted as part of the appeal, with updated proposals for a hydrocarbon interceptor prior to water being drained into the watercourse.

The plans have also been amended to have the new gullies drain into the existing public storm sewer on the N59.

An Bord Pleanála is due to make a decision on this planning appeal by March 23 of next year.