The family behind a housing development proposed for a County Waterford village have expressed their disappointment at being refused planning permission by Waterford City & County Council. The Veale family from Lemybrien aim to embark on a development of 16 houses and three serviced sites in their native village.
However, in a decision which has been branded a “total disgrace” by a local Councillor, the development has been refused planning permission. Waterford City & County Council says the site is not serviced by an adequate water supply or wastewater network to accommodate the proposed development and deems it “premature” by reason of these deficiencies.
The Council also says the proposed development would be contrary to the provisions of the County Development Plan with regard to R3 Residential phase zoning policy “as the applicant has not demonstrated that there is proven availability and capacity for waste services to accommodate the proposed development.”
The local authority says the proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
Cllr Liam Brazil (FG) fears the decision could rule out any future developments in Lemybrien and may have knock-on consequences for other developments in Waterford.
“The Council is always saying it wants to regenerate our villages – and this development is a perfect example of that,” he said.
“The Veale family are a business family in Lemybrien that have run a successful shop for many years. They have pride in Lemybrien and people like the Veales should be helped