Decision due on revised plans for new housing estate in Kilkenny city
Plans for a new housing estate in Kilkenny that were was held up over queries about its revised design is back on the table after the developer addressed concerns raised by the council.
Developer Chelmont Limited, who are based in Inistioge, previously received planning permission to build 51 homes at Drakelands Lower in Kilkenny city’s Western Environs.
Late last year Chelmont made an application to alter those plans to create 76 homes on the 1.8 hectare site through a mix of housing and apartments. Under the new proposals, Chelmont sought permission to remove four of the four-bedroom detached homes and replace them with a three-storey building consisting of 18 one and two-bedroom apartments.
The new plans also sought permission to remove 15 of the three and four-bedroom terraced homes and replace them with five terrace houses and a new three-storey apartment block consisting of 15 two-bedroom units.
The council then reverted to the developer, querying the design of the new terraced homes and planned apartment block. They also raised queries over parking, electric charging points and cycleways.
The developer recently returned to the council with detailed submissions.
The council is now expected to annouce its decision on the planning application by the end of the month.