Plans to build new homes next to site of historic Kilkenny village Garda station back on track
Plans to build a development of family homes in the centre of a Kilkenny village are back on track.
Last July Kilkenny County Council received a request from developer Edward Morrissey seeking permission to build 10 new homes in the centre of Goresbridge right beside a protected building.
The requested development is to be located at Barrack Street on a site next door to the late 18th century former RIC barracks and, more recently, the village’s Garda station.
As part of the plans, Mr Morrissey is seeking to demolish an existing shed for access to the site, the shed being connected to the former Garda station, which was originally built in the 1770s.
The council later reverted to the developer informing him that the shed is also part of the protected structure on the site. The council also requested further information regarding paths, access, boundaries and the layout of some of the homes.
The developer aubaequently responded with a 50-page document responding to the council’s queries.
If granted permission the development will consist of four four-bedroom homes and six three-bedroom homes.
A decision on the application is now expected by the end of this month.