BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT IN A DECADE: 400 HOUSES PLANNED AT CARCUR
BIGGEST WEXFORD DEVELOPMENT IN A DECADE
THE biggest residential development in Wexford in a decade incorporating almost 400 houses and apartments, is planned for the outskirts of town at Carcur.
WILLIAM Neville and Sons of Wexford have started a consultation process with An Bord Pleanála as part of the new fast-tracking Strategic Housing Development (SHD) regulations introduced earlier this year.
The company Irish construction company which is based in Spawell Road is seeking planning approval for 387 residential units including 182 houses and 205 apartments, two creche facilities and 720 car parking spaces within walking distance of the town centre at Carcur in a major development that would transform the Redmond Road entrance to Wexford.
Wexford County Council is a party to the Strategic Housing Development consultation process which allows developers planning to build large-scale housing schemes to make their case directly to An Bord Pleanála.
Applications for developments of more than 100 homes can now potentially secure planning permission in the space of six months under the new provisions.
All information relevant to the application is submitted to An Bord Pleanála which decides if there is a reasonable basis for an application. Once an application is made, the Bord must decided whether to grant permission within a mandatory period of 16 weeks during which time the public, councillors and the local authority could make submissions.
William Neville and Sons first lodged a consultation application with the Bord on August 29. This was described as ‘invalid’ the following day, August 30 as additional environmental information was required.
Within days, the company provided the required information and re-lodged the consultation request. The pre-application consultation takes place over a maximum of nine weeks prior to the submission of an application.