Green light for housing projects

TWO major housing projects worth €100 million have been sanctioned by Cork County Council, while Bord Pleanála has given the green light to another large development.

Council officials yesterday approved the construction of 243 homes at Ballyleary, Cobh. The project, by JJ and Mary Frahill, includes the development of tennis courts, a multi-use play area and six serviced sites.

Brompton Homes, a company based in Ballincollig, has received permission to build 108 homes at Parkmountain, Youghal. It will include six detached, 58 semi-detached and 44 terraced houses. In addition the company will also build a creché.

Meanwhile, Bord Pleanála has overruled objections made by a group of residents in Kinsale to a 290-home development.

Hillcrest Residents’ Association objected to the development by E&T Builders, after Cork County Council granted them permission for the project in November.

Bord Pleanála has decided to allow the project proceed, but attached 24 conditions.

The development, which is earmarked from Rath Beg and Commons in Kinsale, includes 26 semi-detached homes, 186 terraced houses and blocks of apartments.

Dublin-based developer Lorcan Tiernan has been granted permission to proceed with constructing 27 homes at Gortnahomna Beg, Castlemartyr.

Michael Donegan, in the meantime, has got the green light to demolish a restaurant and B&B at Main Street, Castletownbere. In their place he’s to construct three detached homes, five terraced houses, nine apartment and four retail units.

The village of Shanagarry, in East Cork, is to get 15 new homes, courtesy of developer Thomas Beausang.

A number of large planning applications have also been submitted to Cork County Council officials in the last few days.

Finbarr Gleeson from Ovens has his sights set on a the village of Glanworth, in North Cork. He’s proposing to build 45 terraced and 22 semi-detached homes.

Developer Geoff O’Donoghue wants to carry out a large project at Lisduggan, Castlemagner. His plans include six detached houses, 60 semi-detached and right terraced dwellings along with 11 serviced sites.

Ted O’Connor has applied to build 18 homes at Copper Alley Bridge, Riverstown.

Ballyclough, near Mallow, is being earmarked by local developer Colman Deady for 28 houses and five serviced sites.

Bantry-based builders Murnane & O’Shea have lodged plans for 19 houses at Moneygurney, Douglas.

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