Galway Bay fm newsroom – A housing development at Barna Road in Knocknacarra has been given planning approval by the city council.
Highgate Properties Limited has been granted planning permission for 8 two-storey detached homes, including landscaping, a greenway and a new entrance at the site, known as Ashwood.
The development at Barna Road has been approved with 23 conditions attached.
Some of the conditions relate to boundary walls, where planners have placed restrictions on the height and also the type and finish of boundary walls.
In relation to the greenway, the exact surface finish shall be submitted and agreed in writing with the local authority before development work begins.
Another condition stipulates that a financial contribution of more than 119 thousand euro be provided by the developer towards the provision of public services in the area.
Appeal lodged over refusal of Ballinasloe housing development (News 4)
Galway Bay fm newsroom- An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala over the refusal of a minor housing development in Ballinasloe.
The developer had applied to build six homes on an infill residential site in the existing Cuil Na Canalacht estate.
But county planners rejected the plan, finding it would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainability development of the area.
An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala and a decision is due in January.
Local TD says EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”
Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice says the EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”
The European Commission said unless action is taken to half the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation, the state could be brought before the European Court of Justice.
It noted Ireland’s efforts so far but said the enforcement of bans appears to have stalled.
Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice says threatening legal action sours relations between the two parties:
‘Elf Town’ to return to Galway Racecourse with 200 seasonal jobs
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Elf Town has confirmed it’s returning to Galway this Christmas – and says it’ll create over 200 seasonal jobs.
The festive experience, which takes place at Galway Racecourse, is currently recruiting actors and event staff.
It’s billed as a magical 2 hour journey across 4 floors in 3 different buildings, including a visit with Santa.
Tickets for the event are available to book now, with shows taking place from November 23rd.
Aidan Phelan is a producer at Elf Town and outlines the jobs on offer.