Plans for 50 houses in Loughrea rejected by An Bord Pleanála

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An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for a residential development of 50 houses in Loughrea.

Jardonelle Ltd sought approval for a housing estate on a 2.85ha site at Baunoge, Loughrea, east of the town centre.

The estate would have been comprised of 44 four-bedroom, semi-detached units, and 6 four-bedroom detached houses.

In December of last year, the county council refused planning permission for the development, citing concerns about its design and layout, a lack of open space, and road safety issues.

Jardonelle appealed this decision to An Bord Pleanála, which upheld the county council’s decision, citing much the same reasons.

This is the second time that Jardonelle Ltd have been refused planning permission for a residential development at this site.

In 2020, An Bord Pleanála overturned a decision by the county council to grant planning permission for 64 houses at Baunoge, after it was appealed on road safety concerns.