More time sought to build 88 houses in Headford

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A further extension of planning permission is being sought for the construction of 88 houses in Headford, first approved more than a decade ago.

Solus Holdings Ltd is seeking an extension of duration for planning permission for an estate at Cong Road, Headford.

This development will comprise a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced dwellings ranging from two to four bed units.

The development will also include a creche, landscaping, and associated site works.

Planning permission was first granted by Galway County Council in July of 2009, and two Extension of Duration applications have been granted since then.

The EOD application states that the developer began work in February of 2019, but was unable to progress further due to uncertainty and restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Delays relating to this uncertainty [were] further compounded by issues relating to the availability of materials and the required labour resultant from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The developer now expects work to be completed by the end of 2023. The current planning permission expired at the end of last December.

Solus Holdings Ltd is seeking a two year extension of the current planning permission to complete the housing estate.

Works completed on the site to date include securing the boundary, creating temporary access points, stripping the topsoil, as well as ground works for the access road and four of the homes.

Galway County Council is due to make a decision on whether to further extend the planning permission for this housing estate by February 25.