Permission extended for housing scheme in Bishopstown

An extension of planning permission for a scheme of more than 250 houses and apartments in Bishopstown has been cleared by Cork County Council.
Permission extended for housing scheme in Bishopstown

The local authority received an application to extend the duration of the approval previously given to Castlelands Construction for the 20-acre site at Garranedarragh, south of the South Ring Road between Wilton and the Bandon Road.

In October, Jim Luby and Tom Rogers — as joint receivers for certain assets of John and Elaine Barry, lodged the proposal.

The scheme as first proposed was to construct 133 houses and three blocks with 119 apartments on the site.

The approval sought now has been granted by the council, further extending the duration of the planning permission.

The same local authority has been asked to extend permission on a mixed commercial scheme in the small east Cork town of Carrigtwohill.

In 2011, following appeals in relation to council approval, An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the development to Rossdale Enterprises Ltd.

It had applied in July 2010 for the development to include a 4,500 square metre anchor store, 10 shops, a café, 21 apartments and three offices in the town’s main street.

Both the council and board had previously turned down a similar application over concerns about traffic infrastructure, but the revised plans were deemed satisfactory.

In an application to Cork County Council last month, the company is now seeking to have an extension on the permission granted by the board almost five years ago.

Permission has been refused for a new motorway service area near Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

The plans for land at Tullaheady were first lodged by Topaz Energy Ltd with Tipperary County Council last May.

The company had appealed after the local authority refused permission for the project at the end of June.

The proposal was to provide fuel pumps and parking for 91 cars, as well as for heavy goods vehicles and coaches.

In addition, the off-line service area was to include a shop, food court with deli/coffee area and café/restaurant, with drive-through facilities.

The site is south-west of Nenagh, near Junction 26 on the M7, and after considering the applicants’ appeal, An Bord Pleanála upheld the council decision.

The board included concerns about traffic hazard, noise and wastewater treatment in its reasons for refusal.

A scheme of more than 50 new houses is proposed for Glanmire near Cork city in a recent planning application.

MOSH Holdings Ltd wants to build the new homes at Crawford Woods which would be accessed through the existing development there in the townland of Poulacurry South.

The application is for a single storey house and 53 two-storey homes, most of which have an option for an alternative design, according to the plans lodged in November with Cork County Council.

More than a dozen new houses have been given planning clearance near Bandon in county Cork.

The application in July last by Palmview Construction Ltd was for Cul na Smear at Kilbrogan Cross, Knockbrogan.

The proposal to Cork County Council was to build 10 semi-detached and four terraced houses, all with three bedrooms.

Subject to conditions, the planning authority granted permission at the end of November.

A new hostel has been permitted in a protected structure in Killarney which was subject of an application for change of use.

The three-storey building which is falling into disrepair was subject of an application earlier this year by a prospective purchaser subject to planning permission.

It is at the western end of New Street and the ground floor was previously in use for retail.

The plan to change it to a hostel, along with changes to the front, interior renovations and a rear extension was approved, subject to conditions, by Kerry County Council in the summer.

However, an appeal at the end of July saw the case referred to An Bord Pleanála, which has granted permission with revised conditions attached.

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