A planning application seeking to develop a residential estate consisting of 23 houses outside the village of Rathcormac has been met with a number of objections by local residents, while also being presented with a thorough further information request by Cork County Council. 

A total of seven objections have been submitted by local residents to Cork County Council on the back of the planning application. Concerns relate to the number of dwellings already granted permission in the Rathcormac area and the existing waste-water infrastructure in Rathcormac (which has been referenced in the decision by the European Commission to take Ireland to court for failures to upgrade its waste water treatment infrastructure).

Other concerns by residents include the likely increase in traffic in the area that would be caused by the proposed development, which brings with it a health and safety risk…

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