Plans for four new houses in Seatown given the go ahead

Plans for four new houses in Seatown given the go ahead

Plans for four new houses in Seatown have been given the go ahead by Louth County Council.

Valentine Mongey has been granted conditional planning permission to construct one 3 bed terraced house, one 2 bed terraced house and two 2 bed semi-detached houses on the site of 38 Seatown.

The go ahead for the new homes comes after an initial bid to develop the site failed a little over 12 months ago.

In April 2015 Louth County Council granted Mongey the go ahead for five dwellings on the site, opposite The Castle Bar. It was originally planned to have three houses and two apartments there but this was overturned on appeal to An Bord Pleanála in September, who found that the proposed development “would seriously injure the residential amenities of neighbouring houses by virtue of the overlooking of rear windows and private rear open space.”

They added that it would reduce privacy for existing residents and lead to overshadowing in their gardens.

They also found that the development would also result in “substandard accommodation that would seriously detract from the residential amenity of future occupants by virtue of the inadequate provision of private open space to serve each residential unit.”

They also said the plans failed to provide windows on all habitable rooms and failed to meet minimum room sizes set out by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

38 Seatown, a three bed end of terrace house on a large site with land beside it, was bought for €110,000 in October 2013.

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