Baile na nGall
The settlements which comprise Maoil a'Choirne - Baile na nGall - Heilbhic form the Gaeltacht areas of County Waterford. Located between 5 and 7 miles outside Dungarvan, the settlements have experienced substantial and noticeable growth in recent years. As a result of this prolonged growth, it has become difficult to distinguish between the three settlements.
The zoning policy of An Rinn- Heilbhic - Sean Phobhal Action Area Plan (2001), is superceded by the mapping in this Development Plan, although the design principles etc. as required under the Action Area Plan will endure until such time as a future design manual is produced (as mentioned in 8.3).
Baile na nGall is located 1 mile east of Maoil a'Choirne and approximately 6 miles from Dungarvan. Like Maoil a'Choirne, Baile na nGall also experienced noticeable growth over the last plan period.
Baile na nGall Map (adobe .pdf, 638 kbs)
and also download the pages relating to
Zoning Objectives (word .doc, 183 kbs)
. The Zoning Objectives and Landuse Zoning Matrix need to be used when looking at the individual settlement zonings.
Baile na nGall has a relatively narrow service base and limited community facilities.
The water supply of Baile na nGall is adequate to meet existing needs. At present, there are capacity problems with the public sewerage scheme in Maoil a'Choirne - Baile na nGall - Heilbhic. However, this is expected to be resolved over the plan period, as the entire area is due to be upgraded as part of the proposed Dungarvan wastewater treatment scheme. Consultants have been appointed to prepare Preliminary Report Proposals and carry out trial drilling for a new water supply service so as to improve An Rinn/Heilbhic Seaview water supply. The scheme is included in the Government's Water Services investment Programme, 2004 - 2006.
The settlement of Baile na nGall is larger than the small village of Maoil a'Choirne. Development in Baile na nGall is predominantly linear and concentrated for the most part along sub-standard poorly aligned country roads. Baile na nGall does not suffer the physical constraints to development that are obvious in Maoil a'Choirne. Zoned land within Baile na nGall that has not been developed over the last Plan period, could be used to accommodate the future demand for housing in Baile na nGall and the surrounding areas of Maoil a'Choirne and Heilbhic (see Land Use Zoning Map). It is the policy of the Planning Authority to ensure that all new development in Baile na nGall should be accommodated within the development boundary and connected up to the existing public sewer.