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Planning granted for 213 houses in Mullingar

Westmeath County Council has granted planning permission for 213 new houses at Rathgowan, Mullingar.

The successful application by Glenveagh Homes includes details for the construction of 213 residential units (11 one bed, 47 two bed, 155 three bed and 28 four bed units), a creche, a pumping station, two ESB substations, footpaths, a cycle lane, 329 parking spaces and amenity areas. Access to the development will be via the existing roundabout on the C-Link.

The 213 houses are the third phase of a larger three phase residential development planned by Glenveagh for the Rathgowan site.

The first two phases of the development for 98 and 83 houses were granted planning permission by Westmeath County Council in February, but the decisions were appealed to An Bord Pleanala.