Plans approved for two apartment buildings in Mervue

Galway Daily news Planning appeal over 91 houses & apartments in Athenry

Planning permission has been granted by Galway City Council for the construction of two apartment building in Mervue.

Plans have been approved by the council for the demolition of a bungalow on the Wellpark Road, and the construction of two apartment buildings on the site.

One building would will consist of four 2-bed apartments, and the other will contain three 1-bed and four 2-bed apartments.

Planning permission was granted by Galway City Council with twenty four standard conditions attached.

Before work begins the developer must pay a contribution of €63,305 to the city council towards the provision of public services to the area.

There were three submissions received by the city council in relation to this project, objecting on the grounds that the scale is out of keeping with buildings in the area.

Concerns were also raised by local residents that the buildings would overshadow neighbouring properties, blocking light and encroaching on their privacy.

The plans initially submitted included six 1-bedroom apartments, but this was redesigned following a request from the council.

This was done to reduce the amount of windows facing onto neighbouring properties to help address overlooking concerns.