Monday 19 November 2018

Planning refused for 44 houses at Clonattin

Sara Gahan

Permission has been refused to construct a housing scheme at Clonattin Lower on the Arklow Road in Gorey which would consist of 44 units.

Wexford County Council made the decision as the site is located on lands with a use zoning of 'commercial' under the Gorey Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2017-2023.

Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin said 'in the midst of a housing crisis in the Gorey area it was unfortunate that it did not meet the planning criteria in terms of zoning'.

'We need more housing in Gorey as a matter of urgency,' said Cllr Ó Súilleabháin.

Garrydaniel Property Limited, who are based in Gorey, applied for permission at Clonattin Lower to construct 20 three-bedroom two story terraced houses and four three storey blocks, consisting of 12 two bedroom ground floor apartment units with 12 three-bedroom two storey duplex units above.

The current directors Katherina Doyle and Sean Doyle were told residential use is 'not normally acceptable' in an area with the land use zoning.

Meanwhile, permission has been granted to erect 26 two story houses at Ballytegan Park in Gorey. Applicant Nonlah Developments Ltd will construct 10 four-bedroom detached two story houses, eight four-bedroom semi-detached units and eight three-bedroom semi-detached homes in Ballytegan Park.

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