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Permission is being sought from the County Council for the construction of a new mixed-use development in the heart of Claregalway village.

John Coyle of Cahergowan is seeking planning permission to build a mixed-use commercial complex at Summerfield, replacing the existing commercial buildings.


The development would involve the construction of a new entrance from the N17, and the demolition of the existing two-storey pub, restaurant and taxi office.

The demolished building would be replaced by a new two-storey building which would include a pub and restaurant, a bookmakers office, a taxi office, and a commercial/retail unit at ground floor level.

The first floor would consist of four commercial office units and a deck amenity area.

The development would also include the demolition of a kiosk associated with the filling station, the existing bookie’s office, the garage at ground floor level and the residential acommodation above it.

A new revised filling station, forecourt and three storey building with a shop and deli with seating and offices above will also be built.

A third new block will consist of commercial units on the ground floor and an apartment at first floor level.

The Claregalway complex would also include a new single-storey car wash and valet building.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has already lodged a submission stating that the proposed development would adversely affect the operation and safety of the N17.

TII says that it would be premature pending the determination of the Claregalway Traffic Calming Scheme.

A decision is expected from county planners next month.