Plans submitted for 68 homes in Newcastle

Galway Daily news Plans for 80 homes in Newcastle approved

Plans for a residential development of 68 homes in Gaelcarraig, Newcastle are currently before Galway city council.

McHugh Property Holdings have applied for planing permission for 68 homes in two separate scheme across Gaelcarrig Park and Carn Ard in Galway city.

The development would consist of 9 one-bed units, 33 two-bed units, and 26 three-bed units in a mix of apartments and houses spread across 13 separate blocks.

It is situated on a site that is currently vacant and surrounded by existing residential developments off the Letteragh road.

The bulk of the new homes in this development, 60 units, will be in Gaelcarrig Park, while the remainder will go into Carn Ard estate.

The project went through extensive redesigns after the council raised concerns about issues with parking and amenity space in December.

The developer submitted revised plans with more parking under blocks 1 & 7, and Radharc Landscape redesigned the development’s amenity areas in consultation with Parks Personnel from the city council.

A number of submissions were made to the city council from local residents concerned about traffic and street parking, as well as the likelihood of overshadowing of existing homes by these blocks.

One submission objecting to the development came from residents of Gaelcarrig Park who are deeply concerned about the increased traffic it would bring to the area from almost doubling the number of units in the estate.

Concerns were also expressed about the amount of excavation which would be involved, and the high allocation of social housing in what is described as a “mature estate” with a largely older population.

The letter of objection was signed by 28 people who attended a meeting to discuss this development.

The city council is due to make a decision on this planning application by April 28.