Plans progress for additional social housing in Connemara

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Plans are in the works for 11 new social housing units in Letterfrack out in Connemara.

The Cluid Housing Association has submitted a plans for six two-storey, 3-bed, semi-detached houses; four semi-detached, 2-bed bungalows, and one detached, 2-bed bungalow to be used as social housing.

The social housing would rented out to tenants on Galway County Council’s waiting list.

Cluid Housing Association will manage the housing and open space, and they expect that the county council will take charge of the roads and services at some stage.

Access to the site to the east of Letterfrack village is through the existing Radharc Bhinn Ghuaire development.

As the proposed development is near three recorded archaeological monuments, a chapel, burial ground, and ring fort, the county council required that an archaeological assessment be carried out.

The assessment submitted by the developer found there was no evidence of any archaeological remains associated with these sites in the area of the housing.

However it suggested that an archaeological monitor should be involved as the work progresses.

These 11 new houses comprise Phase 2 of development for the site which already has a number of social housing units occupied by tenants.

A decision on this planning application for more social housing in Galway is due from the county council by January 17.