The West’s Awake: Huge development for new part of Kilkenny city given go-ahead
A huge new residential and commercial development, the start of a major expansion project for Kilkenny city, has just received planning permission from the local council.
Daly’s Hill Limited’s application to build 266 residential units and two office blocks at Robertshill in the city’s Western Environs has been approved by Kilkenny County Council.
The granting of this permission is the first in the development of a massive multi-million euro scheme which could see up to 3,000 residential units built over the lifetime of the project.
Apart from the residential units, the massive infrastructural project will see the construction of three new schools along the 2.3km new distributor road from the N76 Callan Road to the Circular Road at Robertshill.
Last September, Kilkenny TD, John Paul Phelan turned the sod to mark the beginning of Phase 1 of the Kilkenny Western Environs Infrastructure Scheme development, and in November, Daly’s Hill Limited applied to build 266 homes on a site off the distributor road.
That application has now been approved and now Daly’s Hill Limited can prepared for the construction of 266 residential units including 133 houses consisting of 17 four-bed homes, 106 three-bed homes, 10 two-bed houses, and 133 apartment and duplex units consisting of 46 one-bed units,77 two-bed units, and ten three-bed units.
A 126-bed nursing home, a crèche facility, and two office blocks with a gross floor area of 3,548sq mts have also been approved under the plans.