More time sought to build 26 Ballinasloe houses

Galway Daily news Planning appeal over 91 houses & apartments in Athenry

More time is being sought to complete a residential development of 26 houses at Creagh, Ballinasloe.

An extension of duration is being to planning permission previously granted for a housing estate consisting of 16 detached houses, and 10 semi-detached houses at Portnick Creagh, Ballinasloe.

The planning application states that the reason work did not commence before as “Prior to now the development was not of interest.”

An extension of duration is being requested from the county council as “Of late there have been expressions of interest, but the expiry of the planning was a problem”.

This is the second time that the developer has sought to extend planning permission for this project, with a previous EOD granted in 2014.

The reason why work had yet to begin at that time was due to economic circumstances caused by the downturn.

It’s now expected that work on the estate will commence “Asap” according to developer Robert Finn.

If the extension of duration is granted, planning permission for the residential development will be valid until 2024.

Galway county council is due to make a decision on this application by April 11.