ONE of the country's biggest local authorities was last night forced to defend giving the green light for 18 new houses in a community already blighted by two 'ghost' housing estates. Ballyhooly Community Council in north Cork has vowed to fight the planning for the 18 new homes -- granted by Cork County Council -- after warning that local schools, water and sewerage systems were already stretched to breaking point.http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 57116.html
I know Ballyhooly Village (5 miles from Fermoy). The village consists of a Primary school / Petrol station with shop / Church / & 3 pubs.
As it is, the 3 new estates that are already there look completely out of place for the size of the village.