MKO recently secured planning permissions

Moycullen Housing Scheme Granted Planning Permission

McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd. (MKO) has recently secured planning permission on behalf of Coillte Cuideachta Ghníomhaíochta Ainmnithe for a high quality residential scheme located in the townland of Cill Ráine (Killarainy), Maigh Cuilinn (Moycullen), Co. Galway. Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary design team involving project architects, traffic and civil engineers, hydrologists, property consultants and archaeologists, MKO secured full planning permission for the development of 61 no. residential units and a community allotment area on a former commercial coniferous forestry, on the town’s north-eastern approaches accessed from the L1313 (Knockferry Road).

MKO formed an integral part of the design team, providing planning advice from project inception stage on the development strategy for the site, which is located on Residential (Phase 2) zoned lands. The planning application process required the compilation of detailed technical reports and drawings to support the application. As the site is located within the Connemara Gaeltacht, MKO supported the planning application with a comprehensive Linguistic Impact Statement. The design approach adopted for the proposed development has taken cognisance of the context of the surrounding landscape and ecological constraints, in addition to the Moycullen Local Area Plan (LAP) requirements relating to open space, car parking requirements and home zone provisions.

The design of the proposed development has evolved through an informed and collaborative process. In addition to one-on-one meetings with adjacent landowners, a Community Information Evening was held for members of the public to learn more about the proposed scheme. The information evening was part of Coillte’s ongoing community engagement strategy, aimed at informing the local community about the proposed development and giving people an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback.  The event included an exhibition of Coillte’s MEDITE SMARTPLY environmentally produced, sustainable timber construction panels, which the applicant aspires to use in this proposed housing scheme.

Planning permission was successfully achieved on the site in March 2018 when Galway County Council issued their Final Grant of Permission. Having regard to the policy framework for the area and the content of the application, Galway County Council deemed that the proposed development would be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

For further information on the planning consultancy and project management services that McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd. can provide for residential projects, contact our office on 091 735 611.

Planning Permission Granted for Mixed Use Scheme in Knocknacarra

McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd. (MKO) has recently secured planning permission on behalf of Ardstone Homes for a high quality mixed-use scheme located at the junction of the Ballymoneen Road and Western Distributor Road in Knocknacarra, Galway. Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary design team involving project managers, architects, traffic consultants, civil engineers and landscape architects, MKO secured full planning permission for the development of 88 no. residential units, 4 no. retail units and a childcare facility on the application site.

MKO formed an integral part of the design team, providing planning advice from project inception stage on the development strategy for the site, which is located on Residential zoned lands with a specific Galway City Development Plan (GCDP) objective to provide a ‘Local Centre’. The design approach adopted for the proposed development has taken cognisance of the impact of the height, scale and massing of the development, in addition to the GCDP requirements relating to plot ratio, open space, car parking requirements and home zone provision.

The planning application process required the compilation of a detailed further information response and a robust response to a third-party ground of appeal against Galway City Council’s decision to grant permission. Planning permission was successfully achieved on the site in April 2018 when An Bord Pleanála upheld the Planning Authority’s decision to grant permission. Having regard to the policy framework for the area, the pattern of development in the vicinity of the site and the zoning objectives applicable to the site, An Bord Pleanála deemed that the proposed development provides an appropriate form and density of development on the subject lands.

For further information on the planning consultancy services that McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd. can provide for residential and commercial projects, contact our office on 091 735 611.


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