The town is awash with fresh concrete, as apart from the cranes over Porciuncula ; there are 314 housing units being built or in the pipeline this Autumn.
In 2021 the housing stock within a 8km radius of the town (Roscommon and Galway side of the Suck) was approximately 3,100 units – this is a near 10 % of an increase.
With a combined 20km catchment radius of Ballinasloe Urban/Rural and South Roscommon of near 22,000 people – it is anticipated from the national increase recorded by the CSO of 7.6% on census night and a whopping increase of 8.4% of Roscommon’s population, these figures are set to increase by 8 % - 1760 more persons living in the area since 2016.
Crownbell LTD is looking to develop 38 residential units in the existing Cuil Na Canalacht housing development. Crownbell LTD has also submitted a second application to build another six residential units on the same site.
The two developments comprise 20 three-bed, semi-detached houses, and 24 three-bed townhouses”. Crownbell LTD have also included landscaping works, associated car parking, connection to existing surface water, foul sewer and watermain as part of the application. A Natural Impact Assessment was also to be submitted with the application. Final decision is due from Galway County Council on the two planning applications in early August.
Permission for a new housing development consisting of eight homes has been granted. Brian and Breda Connolly are leading this development of a current residential plan in Bachelors Walk. The eight houses will be six four bed units and two larger units and will finish the estate.
An Bord Pleanála granted permission for 38 new houses with Carbon Sole LTD doing the building in Creagh. The application was granted in November 2021 after the original application was reduced from 47 houses to 38 houses. Carbon Sole also plan to build a playground for the children and a public green on the development.
The current access to the site is being replaced by a new junction onto the R466 Dublin Road. There was an appeal against the decision that there wouldn’t be enough facilities in the area for the extra houses. This appeal was rejected but one of the conditions required for Carbon Sole LTD is that they cannot sell any houses to an investment fund. Site clearance and groundwork preparation has begun.
Up to the left of the Tesco Store – between Beechlawn Heights and St. Brendan’s Terrace work is very advanced on 40 Social housing Units which begun in January of this year and further 167 units was granted permission by Board Pleanála in May of this year for this site.
The Part 8 Application process is underway for 15 units from Dooleys Corner down to the Mount which are being prioritised for Social housing of those in need of town centre access, with out cars.
The CSO average persons per dwelling figure is 2.75 so when all these builds are complete in the next 24 months or so – there could be close to 900 new residents living here locally.
It will certainly help those workers and families looking for housing which is in very short supply – with some 24 properties for sale on DAFT and just 2 to let !!
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