Planning sought for housing and commercial development in Athenry

Galway Daily news Planning sought for 70 houses and apartments in Oranmore

Planning permission is being sought from the county council for a mixed use development of offices for start up businesses, and 32 apartments.

RHOC Athenry has submitted plans to the council to demolish three buildings on the Caheroyn Road; two of them derelict or ruined, along with one bungalow.

In their place the developer seeks to build four blocks on the 1.34ha site, along with a new access road to get to the site.

Building 1 will be a three storey duplex building, with 2 home office/start-up incubators and 4 one-bed apartments on the ground floor, and 6 two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors.

The second will also be three storeys in height, with 2 home office/start-up incubators and 6 one-bedroom apartments on the ground floor, and 8 two-bedroom units on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Building 3 will comprise a single storey building dedicated solely to office spaces for start-ups.

The largest building will be the fourth, to the rearmost area of the site, with the ground floor dedicated to an enterprise centre, and 8 two-bedroom apartments on the top two floors.

Other works involved in the project will parking, and the creation of a new access road off the Caherroyn Road.

A decision on this planning application is due from Galway County Council by February 24 of this year.

The council had previously refused RHOC Athenry approval for a supermarket at this location.

Among the reasons give for the refusal was that Athenry already had a high level of retail vacancy.