98 ADDITIONAL residential units are to be delivered on the outskirts of Limerick City following the granting of planning permission.
Limerick City and County Council granted permission for a further phase of the development at Clonconane, between the Old Cratloe Road and the Pass (Meelick) Road on the outskirts of the city, running alongside the new Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road.
Riverpoint Construction are the developers behind the plans, and were also successful in getting planning permission for 86 units on the same site last month.
The 98-unit development is part of an overall 349-unit masterplan by the company, and will consist of 46 two-storey four-bedroom houses, 42 two-storey three-bedroom units, and eight two-bedroom bungalows.
There were 27 conditions attached to the decision from council planners, such as the provision of ducting for electric vehicle charging on each unit, the provision of green spaces within the overall development, and that an archaeological excavation be undertaken before development starts to resolve a feature identified during test trenching.
The overall masterplan for the site will see 349 units delivered on the site in varying phases, as well as the construction of a childcare facility and a neighbourhood centre.
Limerick City North councillor Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir said that the new units are to be welcomed in the area.
In a statement to the Limerick Post, the Green Party councillor said: “I welcome the development of new housing. We haven’t seen enough housing delivered on the North side and every new unit is most welcome.”
“I would caution against building on the periphery without putting reliable public transport service and safe infrastructure for walking and cycling in first and would like to see sites closer to the city centre activated as well, be it for houses or student accommodation,” she concluded.