July 19, 2024
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Plans to build new homes in historic part of Kilkenny city gets green light

Kilkenny County Council has given the go ahead for a new development of homes to be built within a historic area of special conservation in the city centre.

Developer Claire Costello has been granted permission to push ahead with the plans to build two modern houses on a 0.114 hectare site to the rear of the Rose Cottage, on New Street Lower.

The site where the developer is to build the homes is located within the Patrick Street Architectural Conservation Area, while the Rose Cottage itself is on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) register.

The boundary wall of the development fronting onto New Street is also referenced on the NIAH Register, while the development area is located within the Zone of Notification of Recorded Monument (RMP) and adjacent to the exterior of the thirteenth century City Wall of Kilkenny, also a Recorded Monument. The site is also just 30 metres from the medieval corner turret, Talbot’s Tower.

While considering the application, Kilkenny County Council requested further information from the developer regarding access, parking, manoeuvrability on site, and footpaths among other points of information.

A detailed response was received by the council from the developer in June, which resulted in a favourable decision from the local authority.


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