Approval given for almost 40 houses in Mullagh despite concerns of local residents

An Bord Pleanála has given the go ahead for 38 new houses in Mullagh, despite the objections of local residents. The houses are to be built at Sliabh Rosann, Rosehill, Mullagh.

LGS Investments applied to Cavan County Council for the planning permission, LGS Investments applied to Cavan County Council for planning permission for 40 three and four-bedroom semi-detached homes.

The properties would form part of the existing Sliabh Rosann development, with the local authority giving the go ahead last November.

However, a group of residents lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála. In lengthy objections filed with the council, they said they had ‘grave concerns’ with the overall ‘poor standard’ of the design of the homes.

They’re also concerned about the proposed road layout, claiming the looped route would encourage ‘boy-racers’ and ‘antisocial drivers’. The residents also wanted guarantees from the developer that it will complete the development to an acceptable standard so that it can be taken in charge by the council.

An Bord Pleanála has given the go ahead for the houses but reduced the overall number, from 40 to 38. It also revised the conditions attached to the application, with regard to the visual amenities and public spaces.