Clonconane – Pictured above is Cllr Olivia O’Sullivan in Clonconane, where a planning application has been submitted by Riverpoint Construction.
A decision is due to be made on the planning application by December 11
A planning application has been submitted which is set to deliver over 50 new houses in Limerick. The proposed development would see 54 new residential homes in the townland of Clonconane, between Old Cratloe Road and Pass Road.
The housing development in Clonconane will be a variety of three-storey, five-bed semi-detached units, two-storey four-bedroom semi-detached houses, two-storey three-bedroom houses and terraced housing.
The development description also includes installation of all necessary and associated site works to include vehicular and pedestrian connections onto Old Cratloe Road, roadways, footpaths, green spaces, landscaping and boundary treatments, together with all associated drainage connection works and all ancillary site works.
The project is being proposed by Limerick-based company Riverpoint Construction Ltd. The 54 homes they are planning in Clonconane are part of their complete plan to deliver 350 new homes overall.
Speaking on the planned development of the new homes in the Old Cratloe Road area, Riverpoint Construction said, “The character of this new development will enrich the urban qualities of the city. The scale and shape of the buildings is proportionate to the immediate area. Using the same house types as the previous phases will create a sense of identity and place, linked by a number of communal and public open spaces.”
Olivia O’Sullivan, Fine Gael Councillor said, “With the current shortage of housing, many people on the north side of the city will be pleased to see this planning application underway.
“Most of the neighbouring residents living in the vicinity will already know of the masterplan for the development, which proposes nearly 350 new homes off the new Pass Road roundabout behind the Country Club pub, on the Old Cratloe Road. The masterplan proposal also includes a neighbourhood centre and creche facility.”
Cllr O’Sullivan continued to say, “I was contacted by many people when this development was only announced, wanting to already know when the new homes would be going on sale and who was selling them. That will tell you the demand that exists for new housing in this area. This development is also walking distance from a large Naíonra pre-school, Caherdavin primary schools, Thomond College secondary school and both Moylish and Coonagh campuses of TUS, so it is an ideal location for families.
“I have no doubt neighbouring residents on the Old Cratloe Road, in Willow Grove, and on the Pass Road, will be keen to go through the planning application in detail, but I found in local residents that I have spoken with, the need for new housing is being acknowledged above everything else. Many of these would have originally been rural dwellers and slowly suburbia has stretched out to meet them so it is a big change, however the additional services will be well received.”
The application by Riverpoint Construction was received by Limerick City and County Council on October 17, and a decision is due to be made by December 11.
Find out more about the planning here
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