The Central Planning Authority has approved
the controversial Emerald Sound development planning application.
The Authority approved the application to
build 81 houses and 160 apartments on the 91-acre site on South Sound Road, according
to a press release from the developer RC Estates, owned by Rene Hislop,
The application was presented and
considered a day-long meeting on Wednesday, 3 August.
The development involves the construction
of canals, a channel from the South Sound to the canals, a bridge over South
Sound Road under which boats can pass and the re-alignment of South Sound Road
– elements that residents in the area oppose.
Chief architect of the Emerald Sound
project, Burns Conolly, said he was not surprised the Central Planning
Authority had approved the application.
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