Sunday 27 May 2007

Concern at Annabella housing decision

MAJOR concern has been expressed by residents in Mallow that a large development in the town could set a negative precendent for future plans. The decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for 104 residential units at
Annabella Park, despite objections from residents, has led town councillors to call for more authority in planning decisions.
Meanwhile, planning appeals ahave been lodge with An Bord regarding Castlelands Construction plans for 422 dwelling, also in Annabella.
IN Annabella Park, Canonbridge Ltd have been granted planning permission to build 104 dwellings, including three apartment blocks containing 26 apartments and a children’s play area.
The major concern voiced by residents is that the development is too big for the current infrastructure. A key part of the appeal was in relation to the inadequacy of the road network.
Mayor of Mallow Jerry Mullaly has voiced his deep concern about the road network in the area.
“I thought that there would be no further development until the roads were improved. This development will make the traffic situation worse,” said Mayor Mullally.
The frustration at the Canonbridge development has now escalated in the light of planning being sought for 30 apartments in Kennell Hill, Mallow.
Cllr Sean Sherlock voiced outrage at last Tuesday’s town council meeting that planning is being sought to knock a dwelling house at Springwood, and construct 30 apartments.
“A monstrosity like this is incongruous to a well established area of Mallow,’ said Cllr Sherlock.
Louise McCarthy
© The Corkman

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