Waterford Council to decide on major new development of family homes planned for city
Waterford City and County Council will decide on whether to give the green light to a large high-end, housing development in the city over the next fortnight
In January of this year, Hollyhill Developments Limited lodged an application with the local council looking for permission to build 89 new homes at Knockboy on the Dunmore Road in Waterford City.
Planners went back to the developers in March of this year looking for clarity on certain aspects of the plans.
Among the 15 points of clarification were the layout and orientation of some of the apartment blocks and houses within the development; the parking plan of the development; queries regarding the allocation of open spaces within the development; confirmations regarding the water supply; and information regarding access to the development, among other request.
Hollyhill Development recently provided the planners with a comprehensive and detail response regarding all 15 points of clarification.
If granted permission, Hollyhill will construct 20 two-storey, three- bed semi-detached houses; two two-storey, three-bedroom detached homes; 12 two-storey, four-bed semi-detached houses; four two-storey, four-bed detached houses; and 19 two-storey, four-bed detached homes.
The 32 apartments will be housed within five separate apartment blocks of between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half stories in height.
The first block will contain two one-bed and two two-bed apartments. Two blocks of 16 apartments will each house eight one-bed and eight two-bed apartments. Two more blocks will contain six apartments each, all two-bed apartments.
The proposed development also includes a new road entrance and two new pedestrian entrances from the Dunmore Road.
A decision on the development is expected within the next two weeks.