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Plans submitted for Dangan housing development

Plans have been submitted to Galway City Council for a housing development on the Upper Newcastle Road in Dangan with 21 units.

Brownville Developments Limited is seeking planning permission to demolish an existing house and shed and build a new housing estate on the site.

According to the plans submitted to the council this estate would consist of two 1-bedroom apartments, fifteen 2-bedroom apartments, and four 3-bedroom apartments in two blocks.

It is intended that Block A, with 18 apartments, will face onto the Upper Newcastle Road, while the three unit Block B will face the adjacent Dun Daingean estate.

The 27ha site of the proposed development is to the south of the Upper Newcastle Road, adjacent to Galway Business Park and the NUIG Sports Grounds.

Galway City Council currently owns the land, and granted consent for Brownville Developments to make this planning application.

The existing vehicle access route to the site is off the N59, but it is proposed that access to this development will be via a new junction onto Danagn Court.

A design statement for the project states that the goal of the design is to “create an urban edge, hold the road line of the N59, and form a bridge with the 5 storey urban scale student housing on the Westwood Hotel site”.

It states that the design is meant to create a “pleasant, safe, and secure living environment” which “fosters a sense of community”.

The primary building material intended for the scheme is a “light textured brick, with tones of light grey and warm bronze”.

The plans also include a green open space in between the two blocks, with a pedestrian access point to the adjacent Dun Daingean estate.

All of the car parking for the development is either in the form of car ports or on-street parking, a total of 22 spaces.

A Traffic and Transport Assessment was carried out and submitted to the city council as part of this planning application.

The plans were submitted to the city council on January 28, and a decision is due on the application by March 23.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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