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Plans for 68 Ennis houses

PLANNING permission is being sought for 68 houses at Roslevan, just off the Tulla Road in Ennis.

The application has been made by Datcha Construction, a Ballynacally-based company, which lists John and Anne Kelly
as its directors.

A document submitted with the application states, “A proposed planning application is tobe made for 68 dwellings to add to the existing Cluain Ros Leamhan estate in Roslevan, Ennis, Clare”.

It also adds, “The site is located approximately 3km from the Ennis town centre to the north of Tulla Road (R352). The site is accessed via the Cluain Ros Leahmain Road, which connects to the Tulla Road at the roundabout south of the site. The development is the northern part of the existing Cluain Ros Leamhain housing estate. To the south of this is the Avenue United Football Club and the Grove Bar and Restaurant. To the east of the site is the Sean Dun housing estate. Finally, on the northern and western bounds of the site is agricultural lands.”

The site is owned by a Joseph Kearney and a letter of consent from him is attached to the application.

Explaining what the development would consist of, a design/ suitability statement included with the application states, “The development consists of 68 residential units (one detached house, 18 semi-detached houses, 41 terrace houses, one apartment block [two-storey apartment block comprised of eight two-bedroom apartments], accessed by a link road, which skirts the perimeter of the Cluain Ros Leamhain development. The proposed development is linked internally to the Cluain Ros Leamhan development.”

Explaining the general design concept, the application states, “The proposed development is focused on the creation of a high-quality residential environment in terms of overall design and layout, a mixture of tenure types and unit sizes and the provision of high-quality landscaped public open spaces. The proposed development aims to deliver a variety of dwellings, both by type and size, so that households with differing needs are adequately catered for.

“The masterplan has been designed to facilitate permeability, taking account of the existing development to the south and zoned lands to the north-east.

“Two key factors in the conceptual stage of the masterplan layout are the existing trees and stone walls along the periphery of the site. The scheme has been designed to take account of these natural features. The layout has been designed to overlook the green open space areas, making the most of the views of the existing natural dry stone walls and trees that surround the site.”

Owen Ryan

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

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