Building boom continues at pace as multi-million euro projects planned

PROJECTS worth hundreds of millions of euro are in the pipeline for County Cork, as the Celtic Tiger shows no signs of slowing down.

O’Flynn Construction, which recently gained permission for nearly 700 houses in Glanmire has just lodged a significant application for Crosshaven.

The company wants to build a mix of 204 houses, including four-bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced homes.

Ruden Homes has lodged plans for 172 houses at Garranenamuddagh, Crookstown. The firm is proposing to construct 32 detached houses, 92 semi-detached, and 48 townhouses.

Diamond Rock Developments Ltd, a Dublin-based company, has lodged plans for 36 houses at Johnstown, Glounthaune. Joe Burke, who is based in Kilbrittain, wants to build 30 homes in Bandon while Vincent Garde is seeking the go-ahead for 24 houses and apartments at Town Park, Cloyne. Michael Motherway seeks permission for 22 houses at Rathcallan, Ladysbridge.

Developer Sean Collins is looking to build 19 sheltered homes and a community care centre in his native Drimoleague, while Dewway Developments Ltd plans 13 houses at Kealkil, Bantry.

Plans have been lodged by Brendan Buckley to demolish properties at Main Street, Glanworth, to be replaced with 10 townhouses.

On the sporting front Cobh Ramblers Football Club is looking to build a 1,100-seat stand on its St Colman’s Park grounds.

Midleton GAA club is seeking approval for a new pavilion with 10 dressing rooms, sports hall, shop, squash courts, lounge, bar and conference rooms at Castleredmond. The county council has also received plans for 44 houses on the same townland, proposed by Michael O’Mahony and James Leahy.

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