Ten new homes signalled for Ballycumber

Offaly County Council has unveiled plans to build ten new homes at Sycamore Drive in Ballycumber.

The social housing proposal covers the construction of a five unit terrace in four two-bed two storey homes and a one two-bed single storey home, while a three unit terrace would be provided in two three-bed two storey dwellings and one four-bed single storey home. Another two three-bed semi-detached homes are earmarked for the village site, just off the Ferbane Road. Details of the project were published in recent days as part of the Part 8 planning process, the system for council projects to secure planning approval, and to signal the start of a public consultation period for the development.

An appropriate assessment has been prepared in relation to the housing proposal, which concluded that it “will not have significant effects on the environment” and does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment.

The plans and drawings are available for the public to view or purchase in Offaly County Council for the next four weeks. Submissions or observations can be lodged by the public in relation to the housing plans up to April 19 next.