May 16, 2021
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Developer gets green light to build new homes in historic area of Kilkenny city-centre

Plans to build two new homes in a historic area of special conservation in Kilkenny city-centre have been given the green light.

Developer Claire Costello had sought to change aspects of the plans for the homes at Rose Cottage on New Street Lower in Kilkenny city, which had originally been granted permission last year.

Kilkenny County Council has approved 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. The development area is located within the Zone of Notification of Recorded Monument (RMP) and adjacent to the exterior of the 13th century City Wall of Kilkenny, also a Recorded Monument.

The 0.114 hectare site is also just 30 metres from the medieval corner turret, Talbot’s Tower.

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