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Roslevan social housing development continues despite setback

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Eight social housing units are to be constructed in Roslevan after concerns from residents and elected representatives were abated.

Councillors in the Ennis Municipal District deferred giving the green light to the construction of the eight houses for one month but agreed to the start of works once flagged worries on behalf of residents in the area were dealt with.

Primarily the fact that some of the new units would be looking over already constructed houses caused contention along with the protection of the boundary wall. These sentiments were expressed by both Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG) and Cllr Pat Daly (FF).

A planners report was absent when the matter went before the September meeting of the Ennis MD which meant councillors were not satisfied to approve the development at a meeting of the County Council that month.

However, speaking at a recent meeting of Clare County Council, Mayor of Ennis, Cllr Paul Murphy (FG) confirmed the matters had been dealt with and all Ennis MD councillors were happy to propose works proceed.

1,100 people are in need of housing in Ennis, senior executive officer with the local authority, Siobhan McNulty outlined. “We are under significant pressure for delivery of housing in the county,” she admitted.

Under the Roslevan development, there will be a mix of 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed units in a range of single and two storey houses. Construction is due to take a period of twelve months.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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