Planning sought for housing and commercial development in Athenry

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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.