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Local residents ‘will go to High Court’ over social housing plan

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From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Local residents ‘will go to High Court’ over social housing plan Local residents ‘will go to High Court’ over social housing plan

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Plans to develop 84 social housing units in Knocknacarra have been met with opposition from residents in nearby estates.

Residents of the neighbouring Drisín and Maoilín estates held a meeting on Wednesday evening where they raised concerns about traffic, building heights and an overall lack of infrastructure on the Ballymoneen Road.

They have said they will go all the way to the High Court to oppose plans.

As reported by the Galway City Tribune last week, the Council has unveiled plans for the housing alongside a neighbourhood plaza, community shop and a creche on a 4.5-acre site in the townland of Ballyburke, located to the right of the entrance road to Coláiste na Coiribe.

Speaking after the meeting, Gary Walsh who manages Maoilín and Drisín on behalf of Open Agency Property Management, said safety on the roads within the two estates was high on the agenda of concerned residents.

As part of the plans announced by City Hall, an increased level of permeability is proposed – the new estate is to be accessed from four vehicular entrances at T-junctions on the Ballyburke (Coláiste na Coiribe) Road.

In addition, local roads within the development are to be integrated with Clairin, Maoilín and Drisín.
This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the February 2 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can support our journalism and buy a digital edition HERE.

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