Planning Notes: 86-house scheme in Mallow gets go-ahead from council

The construction of nearly 90 new houses near Mallow in north Cork has been approved by a local authority.
Planning Notes: 86-house scheme in Mallow gets go-ahead from council

The decision comes almost a year after Cannonbridge applied to develop the scheme on around eight acres at Annabella on the edge of the town.

Cork County Council previously rejected proposals for 86 houses on the site two years ago, scaled back from a mix of 102 units for which permission was originally sought, and that refusal was backed by An Bord Pleanála in early 2015.

There had previously been permission for more than 100 new homes on the site but that lapsed in 2012 when Mallow Town Council refused to extend its duration.

The latest plans for 86 houses and all associated development works have now been given the green light by the council, subject to planning conditions.

A further extension of permission and some modifications in house numbers have been allowed in relation to a development for the south Cork town of Carrigaline.

Jim Luby and Tom Rogers — as joint receivers for certain assets of John and Elaine Barry, lodged the proposal with Cork County Council in May this year.

It related to land at Fern View and Meadow Walk in Castle Heights, Kilmoney, where there was existing permission for 58 homes under plans lodged in 2005 and extended in 2013.

The most recent application was to replace those previously approved units with the construction of 56 houses and the council gave the go-ahead in late October.

A pharmaceutical plant in east Cork is due a significant extension after recent planning approval.

Fournier Laboratories Ireland Ltd (Abbvie) sought permission for the works in an application in late August. The plans are for its existing facility at the IDA industrial estate in Carrigtwohill.

The proposal was to build a four-storey extension to the plant, after first demolishing a stairs block and loading dock, and Cork County Council has now given the go-ahead to the plans.

Plans for nearly 30 new homes near the east Cork town of Midleton have received permission.

The decision of Cork County Council relates to an application made last June for land at Broomfield village. Castle Rock Homes (Midleton) Ltd had sought clearance to build the 29 two-storey houses on a site to be accessed through the existing estate roads network.

The local authority gave its approval for the scheme late last month.

At nearby Mill Road in Midleton’s Broomfield West, Agricola Properties Ltd has received permission for nearly 40 houses and apartments.

Cork County Council also received that application last June, where the plan was for more than 30 semi-detached and terraced houses, and four apartments and duplex units, on a site of nearly three acres. The approval of the local authority was granted late last month.

Plans for a new apartment development in Cork’s inner city near the north channel of the River Lee are the subject of a recent application.

MacAodha Investment Holdings wants permission to demolish existing warehouses at Francis Street and Millerd Street, between Grenville Place and the rear of the newer block of the Mercy University Hospital.

In their place, it is proposed in the application to Cork City Council to build 30 new apartments over six storeys and to carry out ancillary site works.

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