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THE SHAPE of Wex­ford town and its en­vi­rons looks set to change dra­mat­i­cally as al­most 500 houses, through var­i­ous plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions from pri­vate de­vel­op­ers, have been ap­proved for build­ing, with de­ci­sions on 283 oth­ers cur­rently await­ing coun­cil ap­proval or re­jec­tion.

As it stands, per­mis­sion has been granted for 494 houses, with a few key ar­eas set to see the ma­jor­ity of the build­ing work, a lot of which has al­ready be­gun.

The ar­eas of Cool­cotts, Crosstown and Ard­ca­van, Clonard Great and Lit­tle, and the gen­eral area around Mul­gan­non, Rocks­bor­ough and Maudlin­town, look set to grow con­sid­er­ably dur­ing the on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment burst.

In Cool­cotts, the lo­cal area will po­ten­tially see 151 new houses built in the fu­ture. Plan­ning per­mis­sion has al­ready been granted to CFO Con­struc­tion for 71 houses. Two fur­ther devel­op­ments: four houses by KLS Devel­op­ments, and a first phase of 25 houses by Oakville Homes, are await­ing a coun­cil de­ci­sion. A fourth ap­pli­ca­tion, by Bawn Devel­op­ments, for 51 houses in the area, is cur­rently go­ing through an ap­peal process with An Bord Pleanala.

Crosstown and Ard­ca­van also looks set to see con­sid­er­able de­vel­op­ment in the com­ing years. LHM Prop­er­ties Hold­ings Ltd have re­ceived per­mis­sion for nine houses with Liam Neville Con­struc­tion given the goa­head for 24 more new builds in the area. An ap­pli­ca­tion for a fur­ther 24 houses, made by H & R Char­tered Homes Ltd is cur­rently un­der ap­peal with An Bord Pleanala.

De­spite the gen­eral trend of de­vel­op­ment across the bridge, two size­able ap­pli­ca­tions have been re­fused in the Crosstown area: Fer­ry­bank En­ter­prises Limited were turned down in their plan for 99 houses in the area, while lo­cal busi­ness­man Michael Hayes was granted per­mis­sion for 59 houses but that was sub­se­quently over­turned by An Bord Pleanala.

Fur­ther along that route, an ap­pli­ca­tion made by Monigle Ltd for 34 houses in Bal­ly­tra­mon was also re­fused.

The area of Clonard was one that saw con­sid­er­able de­vel­op­ment dur­ing the last build­ing boom with Clonard Vil­lage the main marker of that era. It is, once again, ear­marked for con­sid­er­able de­vel­op­ment in the near fu­ture.

So far, two size­able ap­pli­ca­tions have been granted: H & R Char­tered Homes re­cently re­ceived per­mis­sion for 46 houses at Clonard Great and Killeens, while Wil­liam Neville and Sons have per­mis­sion for 59 houses at Clonard Lit­tle. H & R Char­tered Homes have a sec­ond ap­pli­ca­tion for ten houses at Clonard Great and Clonard Lit­tle, that will be lo­cated across the road from the 46 al­ready granted.

The ar­eas around the Ross­lare Road en­trance to the town also look set to be­come more heav­ily pop­u­lated with the bulk of build­ing work likely to take place in that gen­eral lo­ca­tion.

The most high pro­file of these devel­op­ments is Colm Neville Con­struc­tion’s Roxbor­ough Manor, where plan­ning has been granted for 181 houses in Mul­gan­non. Out­line per­mis­sion has also been granted to Tom O’Leary for an eight-house de­vel­op­ment in the area.

Three other devel­op­ments are await­ing a de­ci­sion from Wex­ford County Coun­cil. Eithne Scallan has ap­plied for per­mis­sion for 14 houses in Maudlin­town, on a site op­po­site Wex­ford Cream­ery, while Mor­row­point Prop­er­ties Ltd have two sep­a­rate ap­pli­ca­tions in for land at Rocks­bor­ough, Strand­field and Ker­logue. Each of the ap­pli­ca­tions is ap­ply­ing for per­mis­sion for 71 houses, on a first and sec­ond phase ba­sis.

In Wex­ford town, de­vel­op­ment is on a smaller scale. The most high pro­file ap­pli­ca­tion to go for con­sid­er­a­tion in re­cent times was HPC Sales’ plan to build 45 apart­ments on Trin­ity Street. Wex­ford County Coun­cil re­cently re­fused per­mis­sion on this de­vel­op­ment.

Among the granted town devel­op­ments are: Trenco Devel­op­ments’ plan to con­vert Strand­field Manor into six apart­ments, plus their ap­pli­ca­tion for a fur­ther 18 houses at that res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment. Adamar Devel­op­ments have also been ap­proved for the con­struc­tion of 12 houses at White­rock South.

Ad­van­tage is be­ing taken of the link roads on the out­skirts of town also, with de­vel­op­ment in­creas­ing in nearby ru­ral ar­eas like Cross­abeg and Barn­town, and along ru­ral ar­eas on the town out­skirts.

In the Cross­abeg, St Ed­mond’s and Ar­tra­mon ar­eas, two hous­ing devel­op­ments have been given the go-ahead: Padraic Dono­hoe has per­mis­sion for ten houses at Cross­abeg and Artr­mon, while Transna­tional Ac­qui­si­tions Hi­tasi Ltd have per­mis­sion for four units in the area. Closer to town, Gar­man Prop­er­ties have ap­plied for per­mis­sion for 57 houses at Bally­bog­gan and are await­ing coun­cil ap­proval.

Other ru­ral ar­eas see­ing de­vel­op­ment in­clude Bal­ly­gor­man and Car­rick, where Fr John Car­roll has been granted plan­ning per­mis­sion for ten houses; Lake in Bridgetown where Lisa Cow­man has been given ap­proval for the com­ple­tion of six un­fin­ished units in a de­vel­op­ment; and Ad­vanced Site­works Ltd have se­cured per­mis­sion for three houses in Cleariestown South at Augh­william.

The re­main­ing ap­pli­ca­tions re­late to Ross­lare and its sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Among the granted ap­pli­ca­tions are: Pa­trick and Mary Kin­sella’s plans for seven houses in Mau­ri­tius­town; Liam Byrne’s ap­pli­ca­tion for five houses in Bal­ly­cowan, Kilsco­ran; Barice In­vest­ments’ ten houses in Mau­ri­tius­town (al­ter­ations to orig­i­nal plan­ning re­cently ap­proved); and Wil­liam Fen­nell’s plans for five houses at Bal­ly­gillane Big, St He­len’s. Per­mis­sion has been sought by Chris and Kathy Lynch for 21 houses at Rose­town, Ross­lare while Eve­lyn McCaf­ferty’s plan for three houses is un­der ap­peal with An Bord Pleanala at the mo­ment.

Plan­ning law dic­tates that 10% of all new devel­op­ments must be made avail­able for so­cial hous­ing. Wex­ford County Coun­cil has also re­leased sta­tis­tics de­tail­ing their ef­forts in in­creas­ing their stock of so­cial hous­ing, stat­ing that by the end of this year 966 so­cial houses will have been se­cured coun­ty­wide, the vast ma­jor­ity of which are be­ing pro­vided through the Hous­ing As­sis­tance Pay­ment func­tion.

Plan­ning granted Ap­pli­ca­tion Un­der ap­peal Plan­ning re­fused Map shows only schemes/ devel­op­ments of 10 houses or more.Lo­ca­tions are ap­prox­i­mate. 10 HOMES Fr John Car­roll Plan­ning granted 10 HOMES 10 HOMES Padraic Dono­hoe Plan­ning granted 51 HOMES Bawn Devel­op­ments Plan­ning un­der ap­peal 35 HOMES Cool­cotts Oakville HomesFirst phasePlan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion Bal­ly­gor­man, Car­rick Clonard Lit­tle and Clonard Great H&R Char­tered Homes Ltd. Plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion Cross­abeg, Ard­tra­mon Cool­cotts 59 HOMES Clonard Lit­tle 18 HOMES Strand­field Manor 46 HOMES 12 HOMES 57 HOMES Gar­man Prop­er­ties Ltd. Plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion Trenco Devel­op­ments Ltd. Plan­ning granted Wil­liam Neville & Sons Plan­ning granted Clonard Great and Killeens H&R Char­tered Homes Ltd. Plan­ning granted White­rock South Adamar Devel­op­ments Plan­ning granted Bally­bog­gan 14 HOMES Maudlin­town Eithne Scallan Plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion

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