Former Mayo builder's yard set to be revitalised by new homes

A FORMER builder's yard off Newport Road in Castlebar is to be revitalised as a four-house development.

The site is at Riverside, Newtown, off Marion Row, and Declan McGrath is the developer behind the project.

Mayo County Council granted permission for the project but reduced it to three houses.

That decision has now been overturned following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

The developer also appealed a condition relating to a €9,201 development contribution for three houses, saying it was significantly in excess of what was considered fair and reasonable.

The appeals board has reduced that payment to €5,220.