Plans progress on development of 102 houses and apartments in Ballybrit

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Galway Daily news City Council seeking planning permission for 71 social houses

An Bord Pleanála has given the go ahead for a proposed housing development consisting of 102 houses and apartments in Ballybrit to move to the next stage of the planning process.

Sathel Limited sought a pre-planning consultation with An Bord Pleanála to determine if they could make a Strategic Housing Development application for this proposed housing development on the Monivea Road.

The project would involve the demolition of four existing dwellings and a concrete slab, and the construction of 102 new residential units on the site.

The breakdown of housing in the proposal consists of 13 houses, 34 duplexes, and 55 apartments, along with a creche.

The Consultation application was lodged last November, and the board decided on February 23 that this is suitable for a SHD application.

The next step of this project would involve the submission of a full planning application directly to the board.

A SHD is a type of planning application created in 2016, which allows for developments consisting of more than 100 residential units or 200 student accommodation bed spaces to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála.

Before a planning application can be made under this legislation, the developer must engage in a consultation with the board and relevant planning authority, Galway City Council in this case, to determine if the proposed development qualifies.