May 21, 2022
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Plans to transform historic Kilkenny pub into housing development edge closer

Plans to transform a historic building in a Kilkenny village that was held up by parking and right-of-way issues are back on track.

Developers Walsh Sheehan Investments Limited have lodged plans with Kilkenny County Council to build six new residential units on the site on The Square in Johnstown, better known as The Ouncel pub.

As part of the application Walsh Sheehan is seeking permission for a change of use from commercial zoning to residential zoning.

In July the council contacted the developers looking for clarity about certain aspects of the plan. These included a parking plan for the surrounding area and clarity regarding the “right of way status of the adjoining walkway”.

Walsh Sheehan Investments recently responded to the local authority’s request, providing them with a detailed 18-page document addressing their concerns.

If the plans are given the go-ahead the Ouncel would be transformed into four one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom, two-storey detached homes.

As a part of the development parts of the existing structure would be demolished, modifications and reconfiguration of the existing structure would take place, as well as some modifications to the existing building’s façade.

A decision on the development is now expected by the end of the month.



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