An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for six houses to be developed in south Roscommon, quashing the council’s decision.
Last September, Roscommon County Council refused to allow Ted and Brid O’Connell to develop the properties at the Brideswell village.
It claimed the houses would be out of character in the area.
However, after the O’Connells appealed against it, An Bord Pleanála overruled the decision and has granted permission, subject to 12 conditions.
It feels the estate would provide a viable alternative to one-off development in the countryside and would help to sustain the village.