Plans for nearly 200 new homes on an 18-acre site in Barna have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

If approved, it is understood that up to 150 jobs would be created during construction with the first phase of homes being launched at the beginning of next year.

The application by Burkeway Homes is under the new Strategic Housing Development process – whereby the plans are lodged directly with the Board following discussions with the local authority.

Estate agents locally have been ‘crying out’ for supply of good quality housing.

A previous application on the site at Truskey East (adjoining the Heather Hill/Cnoc Fraoigh estate) for 113 homes was rejected by the Board in February, as they believed it lacked sufficient density and mix of housing types.

The new application is for 197 homes designed around Truskey stream, an astro turf pitch, pocket parks and a community room.

Developer Michael Burke told the Galway City Tribune: “The refusal of the previous application has given us the opportunity to bring a greater volume and variety of quality homes to the market. It will bring to the market quality new homes that will appeal to a broader range of purchaser with regard to house type and affordability. There will be something for everyone in this new development.

“The new application caters for households of all sizes with the inclusion of 1-bed and 2-bed apartments, 2-bed and 3-bed duplexes, as well as 3-bed and 4-bed semi-detachedand 4-bed detached homes.”

Source: Galway City Tribune


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