Go-ahead for ‘rapid-build’ housing development plan in County Limerick village

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

The development was given the green-light at this month’s metropolitan district meeting in Limerick

The development was given the green-light at this month’s metropolitan district meeting in Limerick

THE green light has been given for a development of 24 residential units in a County Limerick village.

The homes at Barnakyle, Patrickswell will be delivered as ‘rapid build’, significantly reducing the time taken from start to completion. It is anticipated that they may be ready by September 2020, this month’s metropolitan district meeting heard.

The unit mix comprises of 16 two bed room units​, three three-bedroom developments, and five four bedroom units.

New roads will also be constructed running north to south and east to west, while there will also be hard and soft landscaping around the area.

Responding to a question from Fianna Fail councillor Jerry O’Dea around road design, council official Joe ​Delaney said extra pedestrian crossings and traffic calming measures had been approved for the development.

Solidarity councillor Paul Keller expressed concern at part of the development being build on lands possibly prone to flooding.​

But Mr Delaney insisted the design reflected the curent Local Area Plan, and there are “no buildings proposed in any area subject to flooding”.

A second rapid build facility is set for Lisheen Park in the village, of 16 homes.

Completion is expected by September 2019, according to a written reply provided to Cllr Keller.