Decision due on modern development in heart of historic area of Kilkenny city
A decision on whether a new development of homes can be built within a historic and area of special conservation in Kilkenny city can go ahead will be made within weeks.
Developer Claire Costello is hoping to build two modern houses on a 0.114 hectare site to the rear of the Rose Cottage, on New Street Lower.
The site where the developer is looking to build the homes is located within the Patrick Street Architectural Conservation Area, while the 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 proposed 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.
While considering the application, Kilkenny County Council requested further information from the developer regarding access, parking, manoeuvrability on site, and footpaths among other points of information.
A detailed response was received by the Council from the developer last week.
A decision on whether the project can proceed is due to be made by July 16.