December 6, 2023
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Council approves Kilkenny housing development rejected by national planners

A development of family homes that was rejected by the national planning authority for being “uncoordinated and piecemeal” has now been approved by Kilkenny County Council after changes were made to the plans.

Developer Bluelime Homes has finally been granted permission to build 40 homes on a site at Loughmacask, Lousybush on the Tullaroan Road following a long, drawn out application process.

The local authority originally granted planning permission to Bluelime Homes for 30 three-bedroom houses, six four-bed houses and four five-bed homes in December 2019.

That decision was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanála who last September rejected the proposals.

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”.

Bluelime last month returned to the council with changes to its original plans, replacing three detached houses and two semi-detached houses with six semi-detached houses.

They also altered the vehicle entrance and positioning of two of the proposed houses on the site and this was enough to see the local council approve the new plans.

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