FIANNA Fáil Ennis councillor Peter Considine has applied to Clare County Council for planning permission to build two houses and associated works on a site at Dromadrehid on the outskirts of Ennis.
The councillor was granted outline permission for his proposal in the autumn of 2008, after initially being refused outline planning permission for four houses, because the council determined the development was “an unacceptable risk to public health and the environment”.
In refusing his plan for four houses, the council also said the “development would seriously injure the amenities of the area and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”. Based on the refusal, Councillor Considine and his wife, Nora, resubmitted plans but reduced the development from four to two houses resulting in the planning authority approving outline planning for the development over two years ago.
Now he has lodged an application with Clare County Council for permission consequent on the outline planning permission for the construction of two houses, waste water treatment systems and constructed perlocation areas, garages, access road and all ancilliary site works at Dromadrehid, Ennis.
Sixteen conditions are attached to the grant of outline planning permission, including that the houses will be occupied as permanent homes.
All existing trees and hedgerows are to retained on the site, except where removal is required for the provision of access to the sites. It also states that supplementary planting of these boundaries will include native species, including ash and willows and it is proposed that internal road boundaries shall also be planted using such native species.
The remainder of the sites will be levelled and seeded for lawns, except for the proposed hard stand areas as indicated on the submitted site layout plans.
Mr Considine has informed the council through his planning application that an archaeologist has been consulted on the matter and he has undertaken that no sub surface works will be undertaken until and archaeological assessment has been completed and submitted to the planning authority for written approval.