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Amended Proposals For Major Midlands Housing Development Labelled 'Pie In The Sky'

The 349 home development would be among the largest in the region.

A lack of infrastructure and services is being cited as the main reason for renewed opposition to a major housing development in the midlands. 

The developers behind a proposed 349 houses and apartments in the Clonminch area of Tullamore are applying for planning permission again, after the original proposals were rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

The application is being considered by An Bord Pleanála as a Strategic Housing Development, as it contains over 100 homes.

Councillors renewed their unanimous opposition to the development at a meeting of Tullamore Municipal District this week.

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Fianna Fáil's Declan Harvey says it's a "pie in the sky" proposal:

You can read more about the proposed development at clonminchshd2.ie.

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