A 101-UNIT housing development with a playground and two-storey crèche has been approved for the Galway suburb of Ballybrit.
An Bord Pleanála gave fast-track approval for developers Trean Meadow to build the scheme on Ballybane More Road, 5km from the city centre. The developers had proposed a 102-unit development of houses, duplexes and apartments. The board ordered one two-bed unit removed to increase open space.
Trean Meadow applied directly to An Bord Pleanála, bypassing the local authority, under strategic housing rules designed to speed delivery of new homes with a minimum project size of 100 units.
The site is near Briarhill Shopping Centre and Merlin Park University Hospital. The approved plan is for 12 one-bed units, 78 two-beds, eight three-bed and three four-bed homes.
It includes 105 car parking spaces, 10pc with electrical charging points, and 150 bicycle stands.