Plans for 77 new homes
THE NUMBER of homes in north Wexford is set to increase in 2019.
Permission has been granted by Wexford County Council to three applicants who wish to construct housing developments in Creagh Demesne and Ferns.
Two planning applications were submitted in October that will expand Creagh Demesne by a total of 43 additional houses. Even though both applications are separate, they are side-by-side in between Hunter’s Green and Pearson’s Brook in Creagh. Applicant Donal O Donnchada wants to construct 31 two-storey units after gaining permission from landowner Billy Molloy. It will consist of nine two-bed terraced, 16 three-bed terraced and six three-bed semi detached houses.
Mr Molloy, who is the other applicant, would like to erect 12 two-storey houses consisting of eight two-bed terraced and four three-bed terraced houses.
In the applications, Molloy architects said there is a letter of consent from both Mr O Donnchada and Mr Molloy giving permission for necessary overlapping of the sites.
Planning applications were lodged previously and were refused for reasons relating to the construction of the section of the inner relief road, which is now completed and will serve the proposed developments.
In Ferns, Knockardagh Developments Ltd was also granted permission by Wexford County Council to construct 34 houses that will consist of 22 three-bed units and 12 two-bed houses in Castleland.
The housing development will be situated on the Enniscorthy Road and the entrance will be adjacent to Cluain Caisleain housing estate.
The future looked a lot bleaker this time last year when a public meeting was held in Gorey to deal with the housing crisis in north Wexford.