Changes sought to new homes in heart of Kilkenny’s medieval centre
The developers behind the contruction of two new homes within a historic area of special conservation in Kilkenny city centre are now seeking to change aspects of the plans before building work gets underway.
Last summer Kilkenny County Council gave the green light for developer Claire Costello to build two modern houses on a 0.114 hectare site to the rear of the Rose Cottage on New Street Lower.
The developer has returned to the council seeking permission to change the size of the floor areas of each house, as well as changing some of the heights approved on the original plans.
The site where the homes are to be built is located within the Patrick Street Architectural Conservation Area. Rose Cottage itself is on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) register.
The boundary wall of the development fronting onto New Street is also referenced on the NIAH Register, while the development area is located within the Zone of Notification of Recorded Monument (RMP) and adjacent to the exterior of the thirteenth century City Wall of Kilkenny, also a Recorded Monument. The site is also just 30 metres from the medieval corner turret, Talbot’s Tower.
The council will rule on whether the alterations can proceed next month.