Plans to build two apartment buildings in Wellpark

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Plans have been submitted to the city council for the construction of two new apartment buildings in Wellpark, with a total of 11 apartments.

A planning application has been made to demolish a building at 5 Wellpark Road, and in its place build two four storey apartment buildings arranged around a central public open space.

One building will contain 4 two-bedroom apartments, while the other will contain 6 one-bedroom and 1 two-bedroom apartments.

“The proposed residential development offers a variety of apartment types and floor areas that will appeal to a cross-section of households,” the application states.

“The one and two bed units will provide accommodation for single people, couples, young families and share arrangements.”

“The local area around Wellpark Road is particularly well served with existing facilities and amenities.”

“The proximity of the site to the city centre and the availability of public transport networks opens up the development to the vast variety of facilities in the city itself. In addition, the city centre is within easy reach by pedestrian and cycle routes.”

The development would be served be a total of 12 car parking spaces, one for each apartment and one disabled parking space, along with a covered bicycle stand.

To satisfy Part V planning requirements, one of the apartments would be provided to the city council for social housing.

Two objections have been lodged against these plans by local residents related to the scale of the buildings, with concerns raised about potential overshadowing and overlooking of residences.

A decision is due on this planning application from Galway City Council by January 19.