NEW housing could be horizon for O’Callaghan’s Mills, with planners considering an application for the development of three homes in the village.
Proposals for three four-bedroom homes were lodged by East Clare Construction, whose directors are listed as Joe and Teresa Cooney of Ballymacdonnell, Bodyke. Plans submitted show the proposed homes are detached, two-storey units, each with a garage. They are proposed for a site of just over half a hectare at Iragh, inside the village, owned by the company since 2015.
The floor space of each home is 167.5m squared and the application states that Part V of the Planning and Development Act does not apply in this case.
The development would be connected to the public water supply, and waste water management systems would have to be installed. A Site Suitability Report for one of the proposed homes, was prepared for the Waste Water Treatment System, in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) codes in July. The report states that based on visual inspection and percolation testing, with the correct wastewater treatment infrastructure, the site will be able to percolate, attenuate and dispose of the wastewater generated by the housing.
The applicants have stated on their form that the homes would be built to sell on.
The site is part of a larger tranche of land owned by the applicants and/or vendor of the lands.
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