Plans in the works for 102 homes in Rosshill

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Galway Daily news City Council seeking planning permission for 71 social houses

Plans are in the early stages for the potential construction of 102 houses and apartments on lands at Rosshill in Galway City.

Alber Developments Ltd is seeking approval to lodge a Strategic Housing Development application with An Bord Pleanala for 67 house and 35 apartments in Rosshill.

The project is currently at the consultation stage, which involves submitting particulars for the consideration of the board and Galway City Council to determine if it would make a valid SHD application.

The project would also involve the construction of a childcare facility, a legal requirement for any housing development over a certain size.

Developer Bernard Duffy’ Alber previously had plans for 342 homes in Rosshill rejected by An Bord Pleanala after strong local opposition.

A Strategic Housing Development is a type of planning application created in 2017, which allows for developments consisting of more than 100 residential units or 200 student accommodation bed spaces to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála.

The system has come into controversy lately after it emerged that only roughly 30% of developments given approval have gone ahead.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of An Bord Pleanála approvals being challenged in the High Court since the introduction of this legislation.

A ruling on this consultation for the Rosshill development is due from An Bord Pleanála by April 12 of this year.