Objection stalls popular Kilkenny pub’s plans to create outdoor dining area
Plans to create an outdoor dining area at a well-known county Kilkenny pub have been put on ice.
Last month Kilkenny County Council approved Torca Developments’ plans to transform an outdoor area at Carroll’s Public House, a protected structure in the centre of Thomastown.
However, a member of a residents’ group living in the area has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála.
Before Kilkenny Council gave the green light for the development they considered an objection from a concerned residents relating to noise disturbance. In their objection, residents said the development offered no protection from noise to those living in the immediate vicinity.
Torca Developments want to create create a new external dining area where the existing smoking section is located.
A new covered link is also planned for the rear of the building. If approved, this will connect the existing bar to the “associated ancillary facilities” located in the adjacent building on Logan Street.
Carroll’s Bar was closed for several years until it was taken over and renovated by the owners of the popular Toast restaurant. It reopened last year to much acclaim locally.
An Bord Pleanála is expected to make its ruling on Carroll’s Bar plans from March next year.