An Bord Pleanála to rule on plans for 42 new homes in Kilkenny commuter village
An Bord Pleanála will now rule on plans to build 42 homes in a county Kilkenny village that were rejected by the local authority.
Developer John Staunton lodged an appealed to the planning authority after Kilkenny County Council turned down his application to build the homes as part of phase two of a development at Whitehall in Paulstown, just 16km from Kilkenny city. The plans for the second phase involved the construction of 24 three-bed homes, nine four-bed homes, two three-bed apartments, one two-bed apartment and six one-bed apartments.
The developer originally submitted his proposal to the local authority in September 2019. There are already 35 residential units at Whitehall being built under phase one of the development.
In turning down the application, council planners expressed concerns over the plans designed for phase two. They reverted to Mr Staunton last October requesting more details on 16 aspects of the development, including drainage, sewerage, access and construction access, open spaces, the layout of the development and impact on privacy of existing residential units, the provision of a crèche. The council also expressed concern about the ability of the local national school to accommodate the expected extra children as a result of the development.
The developer responded to the council’s request in May, but the local authority refused permission for the second phase of trhe development.
An Bord Pleanala is due to make a final decision on the development before the end of November.