BIG­GEST DE­VEL­OP­MENT IN A DECADE: 400 HOUSES PLANNED AT CARCUR

BIG­GEST WEX­FORD DE­VEL­OP­MENT IN A DECADE

Wexford People - - FRONT PAGE - By MARIA PEP­PER

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.

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