Permission given for 15 new homes in Stratford
WICKLOW County Council has given conditional planning permission for 15 new homes in Stratford-on-Slaney.
Colgan O’Reilly Architects, on behalf of Aidan Garcia Diaz, originally applied for permission to construct 20 new homes, associated site works, site boundary treatments, landscaping incorporating connection to Hillview by road and connection into the existing mains water, surface water and foul water system in the estate behind the Hillview in November 2018.
A revised application for 15 homes was submitted in March 2019. This followed a request for further information from the planning authority which raised concerns that the number of homes in the proposed development exceeded the limits allowed by the County Development Plan.
The revised applicaiton sought permission for nine four-bed two-storey houses, six three-bed single-storey houses and associated works.
The planning authority imposed a total of 21 conditions when granting permission for the development. Among the conditions, the council has stated that eight of the proposed homes shall be subject to house occupancy controls as outlined in the County Development Plan 2016-2022. The aim is to ensure that the development meets local growth needs. This means that purchaser of the property must be either a resident in the garden county for three years, in permanent employment of at least three years duration in the county within 30 km of the village. The condition will require the purchaser to sign a legal undertaking which will be registered with the deeds of the property at the Land Registry for a period of seven years.
Conditions were also imposed in relation to open spaces, roads, construction management and landscaping at the site which is near St John the Baptist Church in the village.