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Plans for 28 homes in west Mayo village turned down

PLANS for a 28-house development in Aughagower have been rejected by Mayo County Council.

Planning permission was sought for five two-bed detached single storey houses, 19 three-bedroom detached two-storey dormer houses and four four-bedroom detached two-storey houses at Knockakeery in Aughagower.

The site in question is on the outskirts of the village.

Eighteen submissions were received by the council which highlighted concerns.

They included the site being elevated and detracting from the village's ancient heritage and archaeological sites and impacting on the Tochar Padraig walk.

Traffic congestion was a concern and there was also a concern that the properties could be used as holiday homes.

Housing density was also an issue raised and it was submitted that the development proposed was at odds with the Aughagower community action plan.

Planners found that the development would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and refused permission.