New housing development for Croom

New housing development for Croom

Planning permission has been granted for a housing development in Croom

LIMERICK City and County Council has granted planning permission for a new development of 46 houses in Croom.

The development, located on a 2.037 hectare site at Skagh, will comprise 10 detached houses, 14 three-bedroom townhouses, 16 three-bedroom semis and two two-bedroom units.

Planning permission had previously been granted, in 2006, for the development of 174 houses on the site, but this subsequently expired.

According to the latest planning application lodged on behalf of EI-SUB ltd, the density of this new development will be considerable less than what was originally proposed for the site.

“The proposed development seeks to offer a high quality house type with adequate living space to facilitate and encourage ‘family living’ and young professionals,” the application stated.

The developer proposes to include 0.4 hectares of green open space within the development, representing 19% of the entire area.

“Overall, the proposed development seeks to increase the quality and living environment of this part of Croom,  by affording the residents public open space that has been carefully considered located in close proximity to the dwelling,” according to the application.

In accordance with Part 5 of the Planning and Development Act, 10% of the development – or five units – will be designated for social or affordable housing.

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