2 Woodview Newtownforbes


Proposed conversion of an existing former healthcare facility to 2 No. 2 bedroom dwellings and all ancillary works at 2 Woodview, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. Proposed development will consist of demolition of internal walls, construction  of 2 No. 2 bed single storey semi - detached dwellings with elevational changes, new entrance, boundary walls and all necessary ancillary and associated site works. The site forms part of an existing healthcare facility in the centre of Newtownforbes. The overall site area is 0.036 hectares (363sqm). The site is currently left unoccupied for several years. The site is adjacent to the existing housing estate known as Woodview. The site is in the centre of Newtownforbes, just off the junction at the traffic lights and enjoy good local connections to retail
facilities and public transport linked to a number of nearby towns.

Project History

Proposed redesign of a previously permitted residential development that was granted full planning permission under planning reference number PL16/93 now expired to convert an existing former healthcare facility to 2 no 2 bedroom dwellings and all ancillary works at 2 Woodview, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.


The architectural form and design of the houses has been conceived to maximise the potential of the site, to also blend and be integrated within the townscape identity and minimise any architectural impact. The redesign of the development will provide for the following :2No. 2bedroom dwelling houses which will incorporate facilities to allow functional living for wheelchair users with specific needs and their family members. There will be level access all around the site with a parking area to allow for simple egress to and from vehicles. The units will have their own gate access at side heading to a private space to rear. The house has been thoroughly designed to meet the needs and requirements for wheelchair occupants.


The proposed development will be constructed with a small palette of good quality, robust and easily maintained materials. Walls will generally be rendered, colour finish to the surroundings and reflect the character of the local area. Party wall will be constructed to a high standard to provide excellent thermal performance and minimise the running cost of the dwellings. Roofs will typically be covered with blue/ black or turf brown slates/tiles. Windows will be good quality triple glazed uPVC frame with low thermal transmittance and front door will be of a timber finish. New boundary walls and division walls will be blockwork. Pavements will be finished with a mixture of buff coloured tarmacadam.


The proposal allows for single storey dwellings

Item Area
Site Area 363 sqm (0.036 ha)
Floor Area75.4sqm each unit (150.8sqm in total)
Master Bedroom 15.7sqm (each unit)
Single Bedroom 8sqm (each unit)
Living Space, Kitchen and Dining33.7sqm

Related Files

Paper Notice .pdf (size 63.9 KB)Site Notice.pdf (size 64.1 KB)Existing.pdf (size 746.9 KB)
Site plan and plan.pdf (size 2.4 MB)Elevations and Details .pdf (size 618.3 KB)


Read the "Extract from Minutes of Meeting of Longford Municipal District held on Wednesday, 22 June 2022" hereDecision.doc (size 172.5 KB)