Plans Submitted For Major South-East Clare Housing Development

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Plans have been submitted for a major housing development in a south-east Clare village.

Coast to Coast Energy Solutions Limited is seeking planning permission to construct 64 dwelling houses in the village of Meelick.

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The application for the sizeable development was submitted by Hassett Leyden and Associates on behalf of its client Coast to Coast Energy Solutions Limited on June 14th.

The development site is located in the townland of Gortgarraun in the settlement of Ballycannon North and is bordered to the west by Knocklisheen Road which would be its access road, to the north by Ballycannon Road and to the east by the Arbaun Stream.

The plans are for the construction of 64 dwelling houses consisting of three four-bedroom semi-detached houses, 35 three-bedroom semi-detached houses and 26 two-bedroom apartments.

As part of the development, 136 car parking spaces would also be provided as well as an open green space, a playground, foul and sewer systems, public lighting and pedestrian footways.

As stated in the application’s road safety audit, the realignment of the Ballycannon Road would be necessary in order to accommodate accesses, and the removal of a section of the Old Ballycannon Road would also be required in order to improve the staggered junction arrangement of the route.

The Natura Impact Assessment attached to the application confirms no negative direct impacts would result from the development.

Submissions in relation to the plans must be in by July 18th while a decision on planning permission must be reached by Clare County Council by August 8th.