Well-known Kilkenny hotel’s ambitious plans for upward extension are shot down
Plans by a well-known hotel in Kilkenny city to create more rooms for guest accommodation have been refused by the local authority.
The Pembroke Hotel’s plans to add another level to the build, creating space for five new suites, has been refused by Kilkenny County Council.
Owner John Ryan lodged an application with the council last summer requesting the five bedrooms be added onto a separate planning permission the Patrick Street hotel was granted in early 2019.
At that time the local authority approved the construction of six new suites. The latest application sought planning to build an additional set-back floor on a new fifth-floor level. The hotel currently consists of four floors.
However, after examining the planned additions the council then reverted to Mr Ryan seeking clarification on some aspects of the additional build.
Mr Ryan responded to the council’s requests in late November, but the local authority refused permission for the extra floor and five extra suites over concerns the impact the development would have on the surrounding area..
Mr Ryan and the Pembroke Hotel have until the end of this month to appeal the council’s refusal to An Bord Pleanála.