Headford Road social housing plans before An Bord Pleanála

Galway Daily news An Bord Pleanála refuses approval of Headford Road social housing

Galway City Council have lodged an appropriate assessment application with An Bord Pleanála for a social housing development on the Headford Road.

The council intends to build an social housing apartment complex, and Traveller Accommodation units, on a site in Ballinfoyle.

The council has now made an Appropriate Assessment Application for this project to An Bord Pleanála.

This is a requirement under Sec 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 200 for certain developments by local authorities, where the Bord must determine the likely environmental impacts of the project.

An Bord Pleanála is due to make a decision on this application by November 21 of this year.

The housing will consist of a three storey apartment building, with rooftop solar panels, and three Traveller Accommodation homes.

The apartment building will contain a total of 21 units, with three one-bedroom apartments, 14 two-bedroom units, and 4 three-bedroom units.

Each of the Traveller Accommodation units will be a two storey building, with four bedrooms apiece.

The social housing development will also include a children’s play area and multi-use games area to the rear of the site, and open green areas to the front.

The documents related to this development can be viewed online, or at city hall up to July 18.