Plans progress for 14 new houses in Loughrea

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A decision is due from Galway county council in the next fortnight on whether to grant planning permission for 14 new houses in Loughrea.

Pinza Property Company has applied for permission to build eight semi-detached houses and six townhouses at St. Laurence Fields, Loughrea.

Landscaping works that will be done on the site include providing a public area, children’s play area, and planting native trees and shrubs around the boundary.

The trees will improve the visual impact of the site by masking the boundary wall and prevent any issues with other properties overlooking the area.

Access to the site if the houses would be from the N-66, the gross floor space involved in the project is 1738m².

Under the application submitted, one two-bedroom townhouse will be transferred to the county council under Part V of the Planning and Development Act.

The other semi-detached, and town houses in the development will be a mix of three and four bed properties.

Part V requires that any development of over ten properties must set aside some for social or affordable housing, coming to 10% of the development at most.

Per a request by the council’s Roads & Transportation Section, one proposed pedestrian entrance to the site was removed from the plans.

The planning application was first submitted to Galway county council in late October last year.

In December the council made a request for further information on several areas, which was received this month.

A decision is due from the county council on whether to grant planning permission for the development by October 14.