An Bord Pleanala have upheld the decision made by Waterford Council to allow for the build of 27 residential units. The site, which is located just off the main Tramore road is bordered by the GAA grounds and clubhouse, and single-storey cottages. The location of the intended development lies on the former Tramore-Waterford railway line.
Planning permission was refused by Waterford Council on September 9 2019 to an application made by DFL Construction for 29 residential units. A further application was subsequently made for a total of 27 units and this was granted by Waterford Council earlier this year. The application attracted significant interest, with 17 submissions regarding the planning received by the planning department. The decision made by Waterford Council was appealed to An Bord Pleanala, with concerns raised regarding the possibility of flooding on the site, together with the high volume of traffic already experienced on match days. Also a growing concern at the time were the high volume of mature trees on site, making it an area of notable biodiversity.
Permission has now been given for a total of 27 units, including 10 terraced three-bedroom homes, 4 semi-detached, 8 terraced 2-bedroom units, 2-terraced three-storey buildings and one single-storey home.
A large housing development has been applied for, which is intended for the large site across the road. Permission for a total of 91 homes and a creche facility has been applied for.