Developer appeals rejection of older people’s housing development

Galway Daily news Developer appeals rejection of older people's housing development

A developer is appealing the county council’s decision to refuse planning permission for an older people’s housing estate in Gort.

Mount Fuji Ltd has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála against the county council’s rejection of plans for 62 houses and apartments at Lavally, Gort.

The estate, off the Station Road, would comprise 52 apartments and 10 houses, along with a tea room, in a development specifically aimed at older people.

The estate plans included 34 car parking spaces, as well as 59 bicycle spaces.

The council refused planning permission last month, noting that the lands are zoned C1 Town Centre, and therefore the almost completely residential usage proposed would not be suitable.

Concerns were also expressed as to flood risk, the capacity of the local sewerage system, and potential traffic hazards.

An Bord Pleanála is due to make a ruling on this appeal by August 10 of this year.