36 estates exempt from household charge

Homeowners in 36 unfinished housing estates in County Kilkenny are exempt from paying this year’s €100 household charge.

Homeowners in 36 unfinished housing estates in County Kilkenny are exempt from paying this year’s €100 household charge.

The exempt estates are those where “a receiver has not been appointed and the developer is still in place but effectively inactive” or where “the development has been effectively abandoned and is posing serious problems for residents,” as determined by a survey of unfinished estates carried out by the Department of the Environment last year.

Anyone who owns a house in one of the named estates is still obligated to register for the charge at www.householdcharge.ie but will then receive a waiver for the fee.

The exempt estates in County Kilkenny include:

Abbey Gate, Rathculliheen, Ferrybank

Abhainn Ri, Kilmanagh, Kilmanagh

An Choill Rua, Kellymount, Paulstown

Arbourmount, Rockshire Road, Ferrybank

Ard Crann, Oakhill, Castlecomer

Avonree Court, Clashacollare, Callan

Barrow Meadows, Barrowmount, Goresbridge

Black Church, Thomastown Road, Inistioge

Bolton Wood, Bolton, Callan

Brookfield, Main Street, Ballyhale

Brookhaven, Kilkenny Road, Ballyraggett

Castlehyde Park, Rosbercon, New Ross

Chapel Gate, Kilmacow, Kilmacow

Clover Meadows, Belmont, Ferrybank

Cois Na Bearu, Bohermore, Graignamanagh

College Park, Callan Road, Kilkenny

Dunan, Cloghabrody, Thomastown

Duninga, Goresbridge

Famlea Manor, Abbeylands, Ferrybank

Friars Hill, Waterford Road, Thomastown

Friars Walk, Borris Road, Graignamanagh

Friarslease, Newpark, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

Harriers Way, Kilmoganny

Hunters Wood, Newmarket

Kingscourt, Bolton, Callan

Oak Ridge, Belmont, Ferrybank

Ogenty, Kilkenny Road, Gowran

The Greens, Station Road, Thomastown

Estate at Fr Hayden Road, Kilkenny

Rath Ullard, Bonnetsrath Road, Kilkenny

Rosehill Gardens, Kells Road, Kilkenny

The Beeches, Rockshire Road, Ferrybank

The Green, Station Road, Thomastown

The Paddocks, Kilkenny Road, Gowran

Togher Way, Togher Road, Urlingford

Whites Castle Knocktopher

For more information about these waivers, contact the Planning and Housing Policy Section of the Department of Environment at 053 9117398, 053 9117402, 053 9117397 or 053 9117399.