Council considers new plans for estate in Kilkenny city rejected by planning authority
A development of family homes rejected by the national planning authority for being “uncoordinated and piecemeal” is now being considered by Kilkenny County Council after changes were made to the plans.
Last September,An Bord Pleanála rejected proposals by developer Bluelime Homes Ltd to build 40 homes on a site at Loughmacask, Lousybush on the Tullaroan Road.
The council originally granted planning permission for the development of 30 three-bedroom houses, six four-bed houses and four five-bed homes in December 2019. However, that decision was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
In its ruling, the planning authority said the development was “an uncoordinated and piecemeal developmental” that would “would result in an unplanned and disorderly approach to the expansion of Kilkenny city”.
Now Bluelime has returned to the council with changes to its original plans in the hope of getting the go-ahead for the project.
They are seeking to replace three detached houses and two semi-detached houses from the original plans with six semi-detached houses. They have also altered the vehicle entrance and positioning of two of the proposed houses on the site. They have also made changes to the layout of the internal site boundaries and modifications to the road plan.
A decision on the application is expected from the local authority in early June.