Planning permission has been granted for the development of seven residential houses at Attycristora, School Road, Lahinch.
Submitted at the beginning of June by Marram Properties Ltd, the application is for seven detached residential units, an entrance, ancillary services and all associated site works.
Marram Ltd who have a registered address at Morrison House, Morrison’s Island, Co. Cork, are applying under the care of Arnold Leahy Architects who are based on O’ Connell Avenue in Limerick.
A further information (FI) request was issued by Clare County Council at the end of July last year. This addressed several issues including the lack of variety in design of the residential units, the necessity of front door access to all units, a comprehensive traffic management plan and a surface and storm water drain capacity assessment. It was also requested that the designated location of a foul sewer be adjusted as the plans stated that this was on adjacent private property.
Following receipt of FI, the West Clare Municipal District requested a special contribution for a footpath and storm pipe to ensure adequate drainage as far as the bend on the Eastern Side of School Road. The 950m storm pipe will cost €61,500 as well as a 950m concrete footpath costing €153,900. Following this senior executive engineer Enda MacNamara indicated that all FI provided was satisfactory.
Planning permission was officially granted by Clare County Council on at the end of January subject to 23 conditions. One condition outlined that “no house in the development shall be used for commercial overnight guest accommodation without a separate planning permission obtained”. This is in keeping with low density residential zoning of the land.
Conditions also state that Marram Ltd must also provide a contribution of €38,843 to Clare County Council Planning Authority in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefitting the development.