More time
sought for South Kilkenny development

A DEVELOPER with planning permission for 223 houses at Christendom, Ferrybank is seeking to extend the length of time of the permission.

A DEVELOPER with planning permission for 223 houses at Christendom, Ferrybank is seeking to extend the length of time of the permission.

The Ferrybank Development Partnership has applied to Kilkenny County Council for an extension of duration of the planning permission, and a decision is due to be given by June 17.

The original planning permission, from September 2006, included a mixture of terraced and detached units ranging from two to five bedrooms, plus a crèche, as Phase 2 of the development. Permission for Phase 1 consisted of 136 dwellings, a crèche and car parking.

There were 43 conditions attached to the original planning permission for Phase 2, including a requirement to pay development contributions upon commencement of the development. As outlined in the planning permission, that included a development contribution of €1,109,574, a “special contribution” of €223,000 towards the improvement of connectivity for vehicular and pedestrian traffic to the N25, and €150 per housing unit (€33,450) to “as a special contribution” towards the landscaping of zoned open space in the vicinity.