IN the space of two days, Kilkenny County Council has granted planning permission for two major developments in the county which could bring in €2.6 million in development levies.
Permission was granted for a large-scale tank farm for the storage and distribution of petroleum products at Belview Port on January 8; and for a housing development of 112 residential units in the Loughmacask/Raheenagun area of the city on January 7.
The Belview development would involve a development contribution of €1,110,598 to be paid to Kilkenny County Council "upon commencement of development", and the Loughmacask development would involve a levy of €1,538,810 to be paid to the council.
A decision is also due to be made by January 26 regarding planning permission for a development including mixed-use retail/ commercial, office, residential, cafe/ bar/ restaurant, gym and 267 residential units on a nearby site in Loughmacask/ Raheenagun.
Permission has been granted for a large-scale industrial development at Belview Port in South Kilkenny.
The development is part of a larger plan for the port area but was previously rejected as An Bord Pleanla.
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