Housing at Crokers Hill, Kennyswell Road, Kilkenny City

closeddate_range1 Aug, 2019, 10:00am - 27 Sep, 2019, 5:30pm

Housing at Crokers Hill, Kennyswell Road, Kilkenny City 


Kilkenny County Council, Housing Section are hereby applying to An Bord Pleanála under Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act for permission to demolish a pumping station and shed,  to construct 86 housing units and carry out associated site development works at Crokers Hill, Kennyswell Road, Kilkenny City.

A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of this proposal, a copy of which is attached along with all the relevant plans and particulars which describe the full nature and extent of the proposed development. 

Main Elements of the Proposal which may be of interest are:- 

The project is approved for funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and forms a key part of Kilkenny County Councils Housing Strategy to deliver new build homes in Kilkenny City.


Breakdown of Proposed Accommodation: - 


  Quantity of Units
Block A Total  - 5
5 Bed Group Home 1
3 Bed 5 Person House 4
Block B Total - 5
3 Bed 5 Person House 5
Block C  Total - 25
3 bed 6 person duplex 3
1 Bed 2 Person Apt 2
2 Bed 3 Person Apt 9
2 bed 4 person apt 6
3 Bed 5 Person Apt 1
3 Bed 6 Person Apt 4
Block D Total - 16
4 Bed 7 Person Duplex 2
3 Bed 5 Person Duplex 4
2 bed 3 person apt 6
1 Bed 2 Person Apt 4
Community facility   
Block E  Total - 28
3 Bed 5 Person House 8
2 Bed 3 Person Apt 3
2 Bed 4 Person Apt 4
3 Bed 5 Person Duplex 2
1 Bed 2 Person Apt 8
3 Bed 5 Person Apt 3
Block F Total - 7
4 Bed 7 Person House 4
3 Bed 5 Person House 2
5 Bed 9 Person House 1


Computer Generated Imagery of proposed scheme


 - from the public green space to the rear of road between blocks D and E facing Kennyswell Road



- View from the Kennyswell Road between blocks C and D facing the proposed scheme. Proposed community space is to the right of the picture on the lower ground and upper ground levels of Block D. Note that name of facility has not been determined, signage is indicative only. 


- from the air, computer generated images imposed on Google Map 3D images. Note that this image is an indicative visual representation only. Exact relationship between the Google 3D images and the generated 3D images of the proposed housing should not be taken as an accurate detail.




Kilkenny County Council     Housing at Crokers Hill, Kennyswell Road, Kilkenny

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Notice pursuant to: Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)


Notice is hereby given that Kilkenny County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for proposed development works at Crokers Hill, Kennyswell Road, Kilkenny – comprising:- the demolition of existing pumphouse and shed, the construction of 86 housing units in six blocks [comprising 1 x  five bedroomed terraced house, 4 x four bedroomed terraced houses, 19 x three bedroomed terraced houses, 9 x three bedroomed duplex apartments, 2 x four bedroomed duplex apartments, 14 x one bedroomed apartments, 28 x two bedroomed apartments, 8 x three bedroomed apartments, 1 x five bedroomed group home] community facility and all associated site works and service connections.

A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared as part of the application for approval in respect of the proposed development.An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions, or may refuse the application for development.A copy of the particulars of the scheme and the Natura Impact Statement will be available for inspection at:

  • The consultation website of Kilkenny County Council at https://consult.kilkenny.ie/  
  • The Planning Section of Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John St, Kilkenny between the hours of 9.00am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.00pm, on working days from Friday 2nd August 2019 to Friday 27th September 2019  (inclusive of both dates)
  • The offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 between the hours of 9.15 am and 5.30 pm on working days on working days from Friday 2nd August 2019 to Friday 27th September 2019  (inclusive of both dates) (inclusive of both dates)

Copies of the Natura Impact Statement may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (which shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making a copy).

In accordance with the requirements of Article 120(1)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) the local authority has made a preliminary examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development.  The authority has concluded that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and a determination has been made that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required.As per Article 120(3)(b) where any person considers that the development proposed to be carried out would be likely to have significant effects on the environment, he or she may, at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks beginning on the date of the publication of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have a significant effect on the environment.

Submissions or observations relating to- (i) the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned, (ii) the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and (iii) the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out, may be made in writing to:- An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01 V902.Any submissions/observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than 5.30pm on Friday 27th September 2019.

A person may question the validity of a decision of the Bord by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No.15 of 1986) in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).Practical information in respect of the judicial review process can be accessed on the Board’s website www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie.

Signed:- Mary Mulholland, Director of Services



REGISTER OF PARTICULARS (attached under 'Materials' on the right hand side of screen) 

Drawing Title: Reference 
Drawing 1  Site Location Map 1803-001
Drawing 2 Topographical Survey 1803-002
Drawing 3 Site Layout Plan 1803-003
Drawing 4 Site Sections I 1803-004
Drawing 5 Site Sections II 1803-005
Drawing 6 Landscape and Boundaries Drawing  1803-006
Drawing 7 Block A - Ground Floor plan 1803-A-100
Drawing 8 Block A - First Floor plan 1803-A-101
Drawing 9 Block A - Elevations & Section 1803-A-200
Drawing 10 Block B - Floor Plans 1803-B-100
Drawing 11 Block B - Elevations & Section 1803-B-200
Drawing 12 Block C - Ground Floor Plan 1803-C-100
Drawing 13 Block C - First Floor Plan 1803-C-101
Drawing 14 Block C - Second Floor Plan 1803-C-102
Drawing 15 Block C - North, East & South Elevations  1803-C-200
Drawing 16 Block C - West Elevation & Section  1803-C-201
Drawing 17 Block D - Lower Ground Floor Plan 1803-D-100
Drawing 18 Block D - Ground Floor Plan 1803-D-101
Drawing 19 Block D - First & Second Floor Plan 1803-D-102
Drawing 20 Block D - Elevations 1803-D-200
Drawing 21 Block E - Ground Floor Plan 1803-E-100
Drawing 22 Block E - First Floor Plan 1803-E-101
Drawing 23 Block E - Second Floor Plan 1803-E-102
Drawing 24 Block E -  West, North & East Elevations 1803-E-200
Drawing 25 Block E -  South Elevation & Section A-A 1803-E-201
Drawing 26 Block F - Ground Floor Plan 1803-F-100
Drawing 27 Block F - First Floor Plan 1803-F-101
Drawing 28 Block F - Elevations & Section 1803-F-200
Drawing 29 Civil Notes  18KK003 C-000
Drawing 30 Existing Site Layout & Services Layout (Civil) 18KK003 C-001
Drawing 31 Watermain Layout 18KK003 C-002
Drawing 32 Levels and Gradients Layout  18KK003 C-003
Drawing 33 Proposed Build Up Layout  18KK003 C-004
Drawing 34 Traffic Signs & Road Markings Layout  18KK003 C-005
Drawing 35 Foul Drainage Layout 18KK003 C-010
Drawing 36 Storm Drainage Layout  18KK003 C-020
Drawing 37 Swept Path Analysis - Fire Tender  18KK003 C-030
Drawing 38 Swept Path Analysis - Refuse Lorry  18KK003 C-031
Drawing 39 External Details Sheet 1 - Storm Water Manholes 18KK003 C-050
Drawing 40 External Details Sheet 2 SUDS infiltration detail 18KK003 C-051
Drawing 41 External Details Sheet 3 - Gullies and Aco Channel Details  18KK003 C-052
Drawing 42 External Details Sheet 4 - Storm Water Pipe Bedding Details  18KK003 C-053
Drawing 43 External Details Sheet 5 - IW Wastewater Details 18KK003 C-054
Drawing 44 External Details Sheet 6 - IW Wastewater Details  18KK003 C-055
Drawing 45 External Details Sheet 7 - IW Watermain Details  18KK003 C-056
Drawing 46 External Details Sheet 8 - IW Watermain Details 18KK003 C-057
Drawing 47 External Details Sheet 9 18KK003 C-058
Drawing 48 External Details Sheet 10 18KK003 C-059
Drawing 49 Proposed Public Lighting Layout  18ME002-ME-1000 (C)
Drawing 50 Proposed Site Services ESB and GAS layout  18ME002-ME-1000 (A)
Drawing 51 Proposed Site Services Telecoms Layout  18ME002-ME-1000 (B)
Drawing 52 Existing Site Services (M&E) 18ME002-ME-1000 (EX)
Report 1  Appropriate Assessment Screening Report  
Report 2 Natura Impact Statement (NIS)  
Report 3 Ecological Impact Statement (EcIA)  
Report 4 Architectural Design Statement  
Report 5 Archaeological Impact Assessment   
Report 6 Archaeological Testing Report  
Report 7 Site Specific Flood Risk Assessment  
Report 8 Road Safety Audit Stage 1/2  
Report 9 Traffic Impact Assessment   
Report 10 Building Regulation Part L Compliance Report   
Report 11 Site Lighting Report   
Report 12 Outline Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan   
Additional Information Items 1 & 2  Project Justification & Planning Detail  
Additional Information Item  3 Map Outlining Kilkenny County Council plans for roads and amenity infrastructure in the area  
Additional Information Item  4 Confirmation of Feasibility Letter - Irish Water  
Additional Information Item 5 Foul & Storm Drainage Design Calculations   
Additional Information Item 6 Computer Generated Imagery   
Additional Information Item 7 Area Schedule - Housing Units   
Additional Information Item 8 List of Prescribed Bodies notified   
Additional Information Item 9 Copy of Newspaper Advertisement   
Additional Information 10  Habitats Directive Project Screening Assessment  
Additional Information 11 EIA Screening Assessment