PERMISSION has been granted for the construction of a housing development in the heart of Letterkenny.
An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the development of 20 residential units at Glencar Scotch, Letterkenny.
It follows an appeal made by Hunters Wood Residents Association against a decision made in March by Donegal County Council to grant permission for the development.
Developer Gerard Kelly is to construct 20 units, comprising: eight semi-detached dwellings and 12 apartments configured in two separate blocks of six units, each containing four number two bedroom and two number one bedroom units.
The proposal included development of internal access roadway, pedestrian footpaths, internal communal play and open space areas, boundary treatments, connection to all main services and associated site development works including re-diverting existing foul sewer pipework which traverses the site.
An Bord Pleanála consider the appeal and granted the permission, subject to a number of conditions they have set out.
In its decision, An Bord Pleanála said: “It is considered that the proposed development, subject to compliance with the conditions set out below, would generally comply with national, regional and local policy objectives which seek to ensure compact growth, would not seriously injure the residential or visual amenities of the area, and would generally be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.
“The proposed development would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”
The conditions include specifications for the timing of constructions works, provisions regarding an open space development at the site and an estate name is to be agreed with Donegal County Council beforehand.
The site is to be landscaped and the developer is to lodge with the planning authority a cash deposit, a bond of an insurance company, or other security to secure the completion and maintenance of roads, footpaths, water mains, drains and open spaces until the site is taken in charge by the local authority.Tags: