A CASTLEBRIDGE development firm has had its plans scuppered for four new houses in a field at Ballycoursey between Enniscorthy and Glenbrien. The development was put forward by P.W.M.W. Construction Limited (with addresses at Foxborough in Castlebridge and c/o Darragh Ryan of Cleariestown) and planning permission was granted by Wexford County Council.
However, the company ran into difficulties when its application for a sewerage discharge licence was considered by Bord Pleanála recently. In response to an appeal by the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, the planning board ruled that the licence should be refused.
Outline planning permission for the four houses, with a shared entrance on to the public road, was originally granted to Joseph Mooney back in 2005. Early in 2007, P.W.M.W. Construction persuaded the county council to grant full planning permission.
The firm's application prompted an observation from local landholder Nicholas Quirke. He noted that the waste water from the small estate would flow into an open gripe on his property. He was concerned that this might affect grazing cattle.
However, this was not an issue when the case was considered by Bord Pleanála. Instead, the board was more worried about that fact that the stream in Ballycoursey More is already due to take the discharges from the new Castle Garden nursing home nearby.