53 new homes for major Limerick town get planning green light

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NEWCASTLE West is set to get 53 new homes after Limerick City and County Council granted planning permission for a new development in the town.

Rockspring Developments had applied to Limerick City and County Council to construct a development of 53 homes, made up of six semi-detached houses and 47 terraced units, at a site on Churchtown Road in Newcastle West.

The houses will be a mix of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, and planning permission was granted by planners at the local authority subject to 20 conditions.

Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) have specified that the developer pay over €300,000 to them before development starts, with a €238,500 cash bond to be lodged to the local authority to ensure the site is completed fully.

The developer also has to pay the council €94,470 in order for the new homes to be serviced by public infrastructure and facilities.

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Other conditions imposed by the council stipulate the hours that works can take place on the site, that all electricity and internet cables be routed underground, and that an external wall of each home be equipped with facilities in order to enable electric vehicle charging.

As part of the grant of planning permission, Rockspring Developments will make 10 per cent of the properties available to the council to be purchased for use as social and affordable housing.

The developers and Limerick City and County Council have agreed in principle that five homes will be sold to the council, at a cost to LCCC of over €1.7million.