Setback for the construction project of a multi-storey hotel in the east of the city. – Connacht Grandstand – Galway City Grandstand:

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Plans to build a multi-storey hotel in the east of the city have met with a setback.

The proposal led by Parosi Developments Ltd faces a third-party appeal with a decision expected in July.

The development would be located on a site at Briarhill Business Park within the tows of Ballybrit and Doughiska.

The initial plan was to build an eight-storey basement hotel with 186 rooms.

This would include a gym and spa facilities including a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna/steam room.

There would also be eight meeting rooms.

It also involves an upgrade to the existing Business Park Campus entrance and exit, a new Business Park Campus guest vehicle entrance to the north of the site, and 153 parking spaces.

City planners gave the project a go ahead in February subject to a list of 22 conditions.

One said the developer had to omit one of the upper bedroom floors from the plan.

Two third parties opposed the project and appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

The plaintiff also filed a first party appeal regarding some of the terms set out by the planners.

An Bord Pleanála is due to make its decision at the end of July.

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