Approval for housing units in Tullaroan

A DEVELOPMENT of two sheltered housing units in Tullaroan has been approved by Kilkenny County Council.

A DEVELOPMENT of two sheltered housing units in Tullaroan has been approved by Kilkenny County Council.

The local authority has recommended that planning permission be granted for an application by Martin Coughlan to construct “two sheltered housing residential units, new road entrance, car parking, boundary treatment, landscaping, connection to municipal services and all associated and ancillary site development works”.

The units are “intended as sheltered housing for the elderly or infirmed (singles or couples)”.

It was originally proposed to construct three single-storey units, but the plans were revised to include two dwelling units instead “in order to achieve the minimum private open space requirements”, according to the planning file.

The site is within the speed limit for the village of Tullaroan, north of the main crossroads within the village. The proposed access to the site is off the local county road L1008-31.

The subject site is located with the “Historic Core” and described in the Tullaroan Village Design Statement from 2008 as: “The settlement area around the crossroads and consists of predominantly two-storey buildings dating from the early 19th century and thought of as the hub of the village.”

The conditions on the planning permission include the provision of sufficient space internally and externally to allow occupants to segregate wastes into recyclable, biodegradable and residual wastes.

Construction “shall take place on weekdays from 8am to 6pm, Saturdays from 8am to 1pm and not on Sundays and public holidays”; and “the developer’s ‘modus operandi’ shall be such as to minimise disruption to the residents of the existing residential areas in the vicinity”.