Social housing estate in Connemara gets the green light

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A social housing estate in Letterfrack has been granted planning approval to build 11 new homes.

The Cluid Housing Association submitted plans for Phase 2 of a social housing development to the east of Letterfrack.

Phase 1 was completed in 2016, with tenants at the estate drawn from Galway County Council’s housing waiting list.

This second stage of the development will consist of six two-storey, 3-bed, semi-detached houses; four semi-detached, 2-bed bungalows, and one detached, 2-bed bungalow.

The estate has already been approved for CAS funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government.

Concerned about the presence of three nearby sites of archaeological significance, the council ordered the developer to carry out an assessment of the area.

The Archaeological Impact Assessment found that there were no artifacts of significance in the area being built on.

But it recommended that an archaeological monitor be on hand for the duration of the works.

Cluid Housing Association will mange the open spaces and homes in the social housing estate.

It’s expected that management of the roads and services will be taken over by the county council at an appropriate point.

The county council gave planning permission for the housing development with 15 conditions attached.