Galway County Council has refused planning permission for a Claregalway housing estate, as the lands are not due for development yet.
Planning permission was sought for the construction of 12 houses and apartments at Cregboy, Claregalway, next to the Gleann Mhuiris housing estate.
This development would comprise 2 four-bedroom, detached houses, 2 four-bedroom, semi-detached houses; 4 three-bedroom, terraced houses; and 4 two-bedroom apartments in a two storey building.
The plans were initially submitted to the county council in April of this year, and under the expiring County Development Plan, these lands were designated Phase 1 Residential.
However, the new County Development Plan 2022-2028 came into effect from June of this year, while the application was still being assessed, and they are now designated as Phase 2 Residential for the Claregalway metropolitan area.
Under this plan, lands zoned Phase 2 residential should only be considered for housing developments if it believed that Phase 1 can’t or won’t be developed within the lifetime of the plan.
The council said that it was not satisfied that this was the case here, and refused planning permisssion.