Retention refused for estate in receivership

A CALLAN developer that is in receivership has been denied retention permission regarding an estate of 15 houses that, among other issues, were built without fireplaces and chimneys, writes Tess Felder.

A CALLAN developer that is in receivership has been denied retention permission regarding an estate of 15 houses that, among other issues, were built without fireplaces and chimneys, writes Tess Felder.

Kilkenny County Council has denied the planning and retention permission to Lansa Developments for the estate Callan Manor.

Retention permission was also sought for a change to the site boundary, which is now located inside a religious shrine.

“There are still a number of issues of serious concern with regard to the standard of construction and the material changes from the development granted under the parent permission,” the council found.

The council also said that the “excessive hard landscaping,” lack of soft landscaping, and proposals to add ramped access with handrails at various locations would “result in a visually poor development at this location, which has been carried out in a piecemeal fashion.”

It ruled that the units as constructed do not fully comply with regulations for fire safety, conservation of fuel and energy, and access and use.