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Plans to replace Knocknacarra petrol station with apartments

Plans have been submitted to the city council to demolish a petrol station in Knocknacarra and replace it with a new apartment complex.

Planning permission is being sought to demolish the existing Top Oil petrol station, shop, and houses facing onto Bruach na Mara in Knocknacarra.

The developer then intends to build a three storey building with 17 apartments and a ground floor office unit with car parking on the site.

The 17 apartments will include 15 two-bed units, 1 three-bed unit, and 1 one-bed unit.

The four vehicle access points to the site which currently exist would be consolidated into a single entry/exit point into the proposed basement car park.

The basement car park will consist of 17 parking spaces, each of which will come with an electric charging point.

The planning application describes the location as an “underutilised brownfield and infill development site” with a petrol station, retail kiosk, and three houses.

In regards to the height of the proposed apartment block, the application claims that it is “not inconsistent” with other buildings in the area, and that the penthouse level provides a “step down” in height to meet adjacent buildings.

A design statement submitted as part of the application describes the proposed development as a “sustainable commercial/residential scheme, with a mix of high quality apartment units, designed as ‘life long’ units to suit all demographics”.

“The location is second to none, with available amenities adjacent or close to the site”.

“The aspect to Galway Bay is open and vast to accommodate this high quality proposal, which will make a positive visual and residential contribution to Knocknacarra, Salthill”.

Galway City Council is due to make a decision on this planning application by June 11.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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