Planning granted for suburban development in Limerick despite over 60 local objections

A computer generated image of what the development on the Golf Links Road in Monaleen could look like.

A CONTROVERSIAL large-scale housing development in the Monaleen area has been granted planning permission by Limerick City and County Council, despite over 60 objections by local residents.

The development on the Golf Links Road in Monaleen sought planning permission for a total of 122 housing units, divided between houses and apartments.

Developer Philip Collins was behind the plans that would see an existing house on the site retained, bringing the number of houses and apartments on the site to 123.

Late last year, the Limerick Post spoke to a representative of a resident’s association in the area who opposed the proposed plans and said that the facilities were not there for such a large development.

“We don’t have enough schools out in this area, both Monaleen and Milford are busting at the seams with people trying to get their kids in there,” the spokesman claimed.

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“We’ve no Garda station, the amount of thefts going on out here at the moment is crazy”, the representative claimed at the time.

Despite the raft of objections, planners in Limerick City and County Council voted to give the development the green light to proceed, subject to 24 conditions.

Among the conditions are that an open public space be delivered in phase one of the build, that no walls or boundary fences be erected around the front gardens of the properties, and that all electrical cables should be laid underground.

Residents at the time said that they would appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála if planning permission was granted.