Kinvara housing estate of 24 homes granted planning permission

Galway daily news Knocknacarra social housing

A housing development in Kinvara consisting of 28 homes has been granted approval to move ahead.

A planning application was made to the county council for a residential development of 28 homes on the Ballyvaughan road in Kinvara.

The housing estate will consist of 4 detached houses and 24 semi-detached houses

A number of objections were lodged against the application, with some local residents concerned that the development would overshadow existing homes and affect privacy.

Concerns were also expressed that the nature of the development was unsuitable to the rural character of the area.

A report compiled on behalf of developer Martin Corless by the Moore Group Environmental Services said that the closest areas of environmental conservation to this project were in the designated Galway Bay area.

It declared that as this development would connect to existing municipal sewerage services, it was unlikely to impact on any designated sites and did not require any further Appropriate Assessment.

However one submission made by a local warned that there is little capacity left in the municipal sewerage plant.

Access to the estate was initially intended to be from the N67, but revised plans changed the access point to the Green Road.

Galway county council granted planning permission for this housing development with 19 conditions attached.