The village of Ballysaggart is located approximately 13 km northwest of Lismore and 10km northeast of Ballyduff Upper.  Ballysaggart is situated within a designated scenic route area. (Download Ballysaggart (adobe .pdf, 339 kbs)  Map Here) 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.

The service base and community facilities of Ballysaggart include a church, public house, shop, garage and petrol filling station as well as a GAA playing field and civic amenity site.

Ballysaggart overlies an important moderately productive aquifer, where groundwater has an extreme vulnerability to pollution.

The village is not served by a wastewater treatment system, although it has a piped water supply. The council will require that all housing estate planning applications include proposals for the sustainable treatment of wastewater and include proposals for an adequate/ or upgrading of, water supply.  

Any such proposals should be discussed with the Sanitary Services Section of Waterford County Council prior to the submission of a planning application.

Development Strategy
There are considerable opportunities for development within the development boundary as indicated on the attached Map.  However, due to some difficult topography, the siting of development and landscaping will be critical aspects to any development proposal. In particular, development of the land bank to the south-east of the village core will require specific design considerations such as very low density development and single storey/ low roof pitch type dwellings.

Pre-application discussions should take place regarding proposals for development, which will be permitted only on the basis of being fully compliant with the strategy above. However, no development should take place until such time as the sanitary services has been sufficiently upgraded.

Any constraint to development is associated with the infrastructural deficit as outlined above and development proposals will need to cater for this in any applications for permission along with satisfying the Planning Authority as to the standards for new development at Section 9.2.


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