Planning permission has been approved for 48 housing units in Mitchelstown, in what is likely to be the first large-scale development granted the go-ahead in many years that is not reliant on works to the wastewater treatment system.

The application was made by Cork Co-Operative Marts Limited.

The development allows for the existing sheds to be demolished and 48 houses and apartments built in their stead.

The original planning sought was for 51 units, but Cork County Council …

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