Delays to 48-house project for Kilkenny village following objections
Plans to build 48 new homes in a Kilkenny village are in doubt once more following objections to the planning approved by the local authority earlier this summer.
Developer John Staunton received planning approval from Kilkenny County Council early last month for the development at Moate Road in Ballyragget, near the centre of the town.
However, that decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pléanala.
The planning authority has numerous submissions from members of the public who had concerns about the increase in traffic the development would cause and the fact that the site was adjacent to a flood plain, among other concerns.
A decision from An Bord Pleanála regarding the development is expected at the beginning of December, two years after the project was first mooted.
John Staunton is looking for permission to build 14 four-bed homes, 30 three-bed homes, three two-bed bungalows, and one two-bed mid-terrace house on the site.