Tuesday 4 September 2007

Green light for €92m Fermoy housing project

A LARGE housing project, valued at around €92 million, has just been granted for Fermoy, Co Cork.

The project was welcomed yesterday by local mayor Cllr William Hughes who said the north Cork town had become a very attractive place to reside. He said he expected this to be the first of many significant developments in the area.

Cumnor Construction was granted permission by Cork County planning officials for 309 houses at Coolcarron, near Duntaheen, Fermoy.

“The bypass has made a lot of difference. I know many people boycotted it early on, but more and more are now using it. We are just 20 minutes away from Cork and we have increased water and sewerage services in place. We have a great town to live in with great facilities,” said Cllr Hughes.

Meanwhile, Enniskeane’s population is set to grow with the announcement that developer George Eady has been granted permission by Cork County Council to construct 99 houses there. However, there was bad news for other developers yesterday as they had projects rejected by planning officials.

Donal O’Donovan’s plan for a 72-bed nursing home at Coolmucky, Cloughduv, was turned down. The project included 48 two-bedroom retirement apartments, 16 one-bed bedsits, a bowling green and nature reserve.

Meanwhile, developer Coleman O’Sullivan has lodged a significant planning application at Derrymihin West, Castletownbere.

He wants to build a mix of 74 houses consisting of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes.

As part of the project, Mr O’Sullivan wants to build a crèche and create a local amenity walkway.

Irish Examiner

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