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An Bord Pleanala Rejects Proposal For Wexford Housing Estate

An Bord Pleanala have rejected a proposal for a large-scale housing estate in Wexford…

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An Bord Pleanála is Ireland’s national independent planning body that decides appeals on planning decisions made by local authorities as well as direct applications.

An Bord Pleanala has rejected plans for the construction of 363 residential units in Gorey. Planning was sought for further development of Clonattin village, which included 262 houses, 101 apartments, a creche, and associated works.

Axis Construction Limited proposed the plans, but An Bord Pleanala rejected the proposal last week on May 13th.

An Bord Pleanala chose not to accept Wexford County Council’s approval, which would have been one of the largest developments in Ireland (outside of Dublin) in recent times.

“The proposed development would fail to comply with the
objectives of the Local Area Plan for the delivery of a sustainable neighborhood
at this location and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable
development of the area,” An Bord Pleanala concluded.

Furthermore, in its ruling,  the board also criticised a proposed link road to the existing Courtown Road as unsatisfactory and claimed the entrance to the housing

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