Approval for 40 new homes in Mayo county town

A 40-unit housing development at Garryduff in Castlebar has been approved by Mayo County Council.

Planning was sought for 24 two-storey detached houses, 12 two-storey terraced houses, and six two-storey semi-detached homes, with the proposal reduced from 42 to 40 units by planners.

The developers are Wyckam Ltd. The site in question is bounded on the west by the Knights Park estate, with a row of detached homes along Rathbawn Road to its east.

One third party raised concerns with planners over lack of privacy, which would devalue their property.

The submission made it clear that they have no objection to property development, especially during a housing crisis, but believed single-storey properties would be more suitable.