Approval given for new Oranmore preschool

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Planning approval has been granted for a new preschool to serve the Oranmore area.

Aoife O’Driscoll Ltd sought planning permission to convert a first floor office space on Castle Road, Oranmore to use for preschool and after school services.

The facility will operate as a preschool from 8am to 12pm, and from 1:20pm to 6pm as an after school homework club.

On May 17 the council made a request for further information asking the developer to identify reserved parking for staff at the facility.

The council also asked the developer to show how traffic and parking will be managed for people coming and going, including pedestrian connectivity between the facility and the drop off point.

In a response submitted on May 29 the developer outlined 10 parking spaces for the use of staff and customers to the rear of the development.

The proposed preschool will have a staff of four and according to information submitted “all the children attending the pre-school/after school will be collected by foot from all the schools in the area”.

“Parents collecting children from the pre-school can also avail of the public car park across the road from the proposed development in addition to the 10 No. spaces available to the rear of the development”.

Galway county council granted planning approval for the change of use with four conditions attached.