Plans to be lodged for new houses in Corbally

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A PLANNING application is due to be lodged later this week to build almost 50 houses on Lower Park Road in Corbally.

A PLANNING application is due to be lodged later this week to build almost 50 houses on Lower Park Road in Corbally.

Almost two years after seeing his proposals to build 58 homes in the same area turned down by Limerick City Council, developer Tomas Healy has returned with a reduced proposal.

According to the proposals due at City Hall, there will be 49 two-storey houses, 42 of which will be semi-detatched, with the remainder detached.

Mr Healy’s previous attempt to build in Corbally ended in failure after dozens of residents objected to the plan.

This time, he said he has taken on board concerns raised by Limerick City Council.

“We have reduced the density, and upped the square footage of the houses for them to be more in keeping with the value of homes in the area,” he told the Limerick Leader.

Around 50 jobs would be created over an 18 month construction period if the development gets the green light, Mr healy added.

“There is a demand for good homes in the Corbally area at the moment. Corbally is a very historic area for people looking to trade up from the older housing stock.”

Local Fine Gael councillor Denis McCarthy expressed concerns over the latest developments, and will be meeting residents to ascertain their views. “What concerned people a lot was they felt the traffic coming in from Clare would turn left at St Munchin’s College, into Lower Park Road, and down it. That was a concern,” he said.