Galway Bay fm newsroom – The county council has decided to refuse planning permission for a housing development in Moycullen.
Bohmore Limited has been refused permission for 32 new homes at Kylebroughlan.
Planners state that the design and layout of the proposed housing wouldn’t provide for a high quality residential development.
The council also found that due to the lack of connectivity between the site and the town of Moycullen and the lack of information regarding drainage and street lighting, it would endanger public safety by being a traffic hazard.
LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023
A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.
Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.
The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.
The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.
It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.
Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:
Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.
Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.
In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.
The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.
LISTEN: New housing development in Ballinasloe town set to get Government approval
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A new housing development in Ballinasloe is set to get Government approval.
It’s understood Galway County Council will be given the go-ahead to begin preparations for the new 20 unit development in the heart of the town.
It will see the construction of seven two-bedroom houses, four one-bed apartments, as well as the renovation of 9 existing derelict units.
That’s according to Local Senator Eugene Murphy who has received confirmation from the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.
Senator Murphy says the new units are much needed and very welcome: