City Council approves plan to knock derelict buildings for apartments

Galway Daily news Council approves plans for Knocknacarra apartments

Galway City Council has given the green light for the demolition of derelict buildings in Knocknacarra to make way for blocks of apartments.

Leadlane (Cappagh) Limited has received planning permission to demolish two buildings on the Cappagh Road, and build 24 apartments in their place.

The complex will consist of two blocks of duplex apartments, with 12 homes in each building.

The initial plans were for a total of 30 units in three blocks, but this was reduced at the request of the city council after concerns were raised about excessive plot density.

The complex will be served by 30 car parking spaces and 15 bicycle spaces, and a new entry point onto the Cappagh Road will be created.

Roughly half of the 7,006sqm site is zoned for recreational use, and no building is planned to take place on that portion of the land.

A large portion of the land, facing away from the main road, will be landscaped into green areas to the rear of the apartments.

The council also requested the addition of a play area for children in the landscaped portion of the site, and a pedestrian an cycling connection to the adjacent Cappagh Park.

Planning permission was granted by the city council with a total of 28 conditions attached.

The developer must pay a contribution of €137,970 to the city council towards the provision of public