Plans lodged to develop 76 houses across Longford

Kevin Forde


Kevin Forde


Housing construction

Planning applications have been received by Longford County Council (LCC) for the development of 76 houses.

The applications were made from March 25 to 29 and the first of which was from Fox Partners. They have proposed the construction of four two-storey dwellings with detached garages at Killeenatruan, Killoe.

The application includes all ancillary works, the installation of individual wastewater treatment systems, individual percolation areas, boundaries and an internal access road with a singular vehicular and pedestrian entrance.

The next application was made by Donnelly Developments Ltd, who have lodged a planning application for the construction of 30 dwelling houses at Forthill, Rathmore, Aughnacliffe.

They hope to construct a total of 12 two storey three-bed semi-detached properties, 15 single storey semi-detached and terrace type two dwellings and three terrace type three-bed, two storey houses. They have also applied to develop a provision of access from the existing roadway, a green open space, boundary walls/fences, an internal access road and connections to existing sewer and water supplies.

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The other application was lodged by Frank McKenna, who is proposing the construction of eight two-bed bungalows at St Patrick’s court, Clos Naoimh Padraig, Shanmullagh, Ballinamuck. Six of the dwellings in question will be semi-detached type properties, with the remaining two, detached type houses.

Michael Colloy has also lodged an application for 14 houses at Kenagh, while Faughnan construction have proposed the destruction of St Joseph's secondary school in Newtownforbes, to build 20 dwelling houses.