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Part of Salthill prom to close due to high tide forecast

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A section of Salthill promenade will be closed this evening as high tides are forecast.
The city council’s weather assessment team anticipate there may be overtopping in Salthill at high tide this evening.
As a precaution Seapoint promenade will be closed from the Grattan Road junction to D’Arcy roundabout and from D’Arcy roundabout to Threadneedle Road junction from 5pm.
Access to Silverstand beach will also be closed.
Council officials say road crews will be on standby to close the Dock Road, should it be deemed necessary.
The weather assessment team will continue to meet and monitor the potential impact of a storm front moving towards the West Coast on Thursday evening.

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Works to get underway on watermain upgrade works at Old Monivea Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works are getting underway this week on significant works to replace problematic watermains at Old Monivea Road.

Irish Water says 219 metres of old watermains will be decommissioned, while 191 metres will be replaced with high density polyethylene pipes.

It says once completed, customers will enjoy an improved water supply with far less disruption.

The works are commencing this week, and are expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Traffic management measures will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

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Higher planning authority backs proposal for over 120 housing units in Barna

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plan to build over 120 housing units in the Barna area has received the backing of An Bord Pleanála.

The development led by Burkeway Homes Limited is to be located at Trusky East, Trusky West, Freeport and Ahaglugger.

The project will involve the demolition of existing outbuildings.

This will make way for the construction of 52 houses, 69 apartments and a childcare facility.

The strategic development also provides for shared communal and private open space as well as car and bicycle parking.

It also sets out to provide a public linear park along the Trusky stream.

An Bord Pleanála has approved the plan with a list of 30 conditions.

It’s stated a minimum of 20% of the houses are to be restricted to use as a house by those who can demonstrate the ability to preserve and protect the language and culture of the Gaeltacht.

It’s also stated that a planted privacy strip is to be provided at ground level to the apartments in Block A4, and between Blocks A1 and A2, where ground level windows adjoin public footpaths.

Prior to the occupation of the development, a parking management plan is to be prepared.

A minimum of 10% of all car parking spaces are to be provided with functioning electric vehicle charging stations, and ducting for all remaining car parking spaces.

The development is to be carried out on a phased basis, in accordance with a phasing scheme which shall be submitted to the planning authority for written agreement prior to commencement of any works.

Photo – Burkeway Bearna SHD

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City planners refuse application to retain mobile coffee van at site in Salthill

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – City planners have refused an application to retain a mobile coffee van in Salthill.

The proposal led by Mc Hugh Property Holdings Ltd sought the retention of an adapted mobile vehicle for the sale of hot drinks and snacks at a site in Pollnarooma West.

City planners turned down the retention application based on four main considerations.

One states the retention of the van on lands specifically zoned for recreational and amenity purposes does not fall within any of the zoning categories or uses which would be open for consideration.

It’s also stated it would result in poor contextual reference to the existing high quality coastal environment and the existing built form at the location.

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