Planning permission granted for 70 houses

Roscommon County Council has granted permission for one of the biggest housing developments in the county since the economic recession.

  Recently the Council gave John Slevin, of Slevin Brothers, from Co. Westmeath, the go-ahead to build 70 houses at Cloongowna, Bealnamullia, near Athlone.

  The application was lodged last December, but the Council sought further information before approving it, subject to 24 conditions. 

  The development will comprise 20 two-storey semi-detached houses with three bedrooms; 20 two-storey terrace houses with two bedrooms; and 30 two-storey semi-detached houses with four bedrooms.