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‘Prime development land in Aughrim on the market for €350,000’. Wicklow People. 03/01/23.

The 5/ac development land on the Arklow Road, Aughrim.

An attractive five-acre parcel of development land located in the heart of Aughrim has been placed on the market for €350,000.

Situated next to an existing housing development on the Arklow Road, the site has been zoned for residential housing and provides a prime development opportunity (STPP) within an attractive location.

With the continued trend and increase in home working arrangements, the demand for quality residential property in scenic and picturesque locations such as Aughrim is growing, and will continue to grow over the coming years.

Property agent Jack Quinn, of Quinn Property, explained that Aughrim’s excellent selection of amenities, including its schools, churches, shops, restaurants, pubs, sporting facilities and array of outdoor activities makes the town highly desirable to prospective owners.

“Aughrim is such a picturesque place, with an array of hill walks and and scenic countryside nearby,” Jack said. “Anytime we’ve had a nice country house in the area, it has always sold quite well. There’ s definitely demand for new developments there.

Jack Quinn

“The land is on the market for less than a week and we probably already have about five expressions of interest so far, which is fantastic for this time of year, as we would expect most buyers to wait until the new year.”

It remains to be seen whether planning permission for road front access to the site would be granted by Wicklow County Council, with Jack speculating that an extension of the existing neighbouring development would be more appealing to the local authority.

“For the purposes of traffic management, Wicklow County Council tend to favour fewer access points to developments on busy roads – which the Arklow Road definitely is,” Jack continued. “The fact that there is access through the existing development, which could potentially be naturally extended, will certainly be appealing to prospective developers.

“As you can see from the layout, the shape of the site itself is quite usable too. You’re not dealing with something jagged, it’s all straight lines. This means that a developer should be able to fit in the maximum number of units that you would expect to get into a space of that size.”

This property is for sale by private treaty. For enquiries contact Jack Quinn at 053 948 0000

This article was written by Eoin Mac Raghnaill and can be accessed here.

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