Project Notice

closeddate_range16 May, 2018, 9:00am - 27 Jun, 2018, 11:59pm




                                                                                                                   KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL

Comhairle Chontae Cill Chainnigh


Planning & Development Act 2000–2016

Planning & Development Regulations 2001-2017




Provision of a Temporary Car and Coach Park in the Abbey Quarter,

in the townland of Gardens, Kilkenny for a period of up to 5 years.


In accordance with Part 8, Article 81, of the above regulations, Kilkenny County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to construct a temporary car and coach park in the Abbey Quarter (former Smithwicks Brewery Site), in the townland of Gardens, Kilkenny City.  The site of the proposed temporary car and coach park is located immediately to the south of St Francis Bridge and to the north of the River Breagagh.   


The proposed temporary car and coach park, which will be accessed from St Francis Bridge, will have capacity for 132 cars and 7 coaches.  The area of the site measures approx. 5,825 m2.  It is intended that the site will be used as a temporary parking area for a period of up to 5 years, while development proposals for the site are being progressed in line with the provisions of the Abbey Quarter Masterplan.


The proposed temporary development will include :


  • Construction of a car and coach park with capacity for 132 cars and 7 coaches, surfaced with a bound bituminous material;
  • Temporary access from St Francis Bridge.
  • Fencing along the boundary of the site.
  • Public lighting.
  • The installation of road markings and signage.
  • Hard and soft landscaping.


Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours from Wednesday 16th May 2018 to Wednesday 13th June 2018 inclusive, at the following Kilkenny County Council offices:


  • Planning Dept., Kilkenny County Council, County Buildings, John St., Kilkenny City

from 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)


  • Carnegie Library, Johns Quay, Kilkenny from 10am to 8pm Tuesdays, 10am to 5pm Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10am to 1:30pm Saturdays (except Bank Holiday weekends).


Details of the proposed development can also be viewed at and


Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be carried out, may be made online at, in writing to the Planning Section, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny or sent to the following e-mail address . The latest date for receipt of submissions on the development is Wednesday 27th June, 2018. Submissions should be clearly marked “Abbey Quarter Temporary Car Park – Planning Submission