Saturday 18 November 2017

Council says no to plan for 150 homes

Fintan Lambe

Wexford County Council has refused planning permission for the redesign of a development of 150 two-storey homes on a 16.19 acre site at Clonhasten, Enniscorthy.

Green DCBM Ltd applied to build: 58 terraced; 14 detached; and 78 semi-detached homes, and a separate building for childcare facilities, a medical centre and pharmacy. This was a change of design to a previously granted 2006 application for 150 homes which expires on June 28 this year.

In refusing permission, the council said the design and layout of the development didn't provide a high quality living environment, and that the proposed layout - the internal roads, open spaces, footpaths, and pedestrian crossings - didn't have regard to guidelines in the town and county development plans. Nor did it have regard to childcare facilities guidelines, and insufficient parking was provided for the medical centre building. The Council planners also said there wasn't enough detail on the plans for surface water attenuation disposal, public lighting, and road construction.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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