Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will be held in Barna next week (29/11) to discuss concerns regarding the plan for the city ring road.
The meeting is led by Connemara area councillor Tomás Ó Curraoin and takes place on Thursday week November 29th at 7.30pm at Barna Golf Club.
An Bord Pleanála has provisionally set a date in May next year to make a decision on the proposal.
The planning application was submitted to the higher planning authority early this month under Strategic Infrastructure legislation.
The 650 million euro road project would run from Barna across to the Headford Road and Ballybrit with a new bridge and viaduct across the River Corrib.
40 homes are set to be demolished as part of the plans with many more properties affected.
Submissions from the public will be accepted until December 21st and an oral hearing is expected to take place early next year.
Plan to amalgamate Forster Court Hotel with former tourist office
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are plans to amalgamate the Forster Court Hotel in the city with the adjoining former tourist office.
The proposal is led by Connacht Hospitality Forster Street Ltd.
It would see internal alterations to amalgamate the hotel with the adjoining building formally known as ‘Aras Failte Tourist Information Office’ at basement, ground and first floor levels.
This would also involve a change of use of the adjoining building from tourist information centre including ancillary offices and retail space to a hotel or conference centre.
The development would make way for 11 hotel suites at first floor level, as well as alterations at ground floor level to facilitate the enlargement of the existing Forster Court Hotel restaurant bar area and new conference centre reception.
City planners are due to make a decision this month.
Number of Covid-19 patients at Galway hospitals continues to fall
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of patients being treated in Galway Hospitals for Covid-19 has continued to drop steadily.
There are now just 13 patients being treated in the city and county – 10 at UHG, and a further 3 at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe.
There are 4 patients with the virus in the ICU at UHG, while there are no Covid-19 patients in the ICU at Portiuncula.
Nationally, 426 people with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals today – the lowest number since December 29th.
105 of those patients with the virus are in intensive care.
Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET’s modelling group, says the country’s R number remains below 1 – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…
Higher planning authority to consider proposal for over 100 residential units at Roscam
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála is due to issue its decision next month on a plan to build over 100 residential units in Roscam in the east of the city.
The application is led by Alber Developments Ltd. with the development to be located at lands to the south of Rosshill Road.
The stragegic infrastructure project sets out to deliver 35 apartments, 67 houses and a childcare facility.
The higher planning board is due to make its decision in April