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Housing Scheme at Bolton, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Housing Scheme at Bolton, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Proposed Housing Scheme at Bolton, Callan, Co. Kilkenny


In November 2014, the Government launched the ‘Social Housing Strategy 2015-2020: Support, Supply and Reform’ http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/social_strategy_document_20141126.pdf

The stated vision of the Strategy is that every household will have access to secure, good quality housing, suited to their needs, at an affordable price in a sustainable community. 

This strategy was further supplemented by ‘Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness’ http://rebuildingireland.ie/ . This project is an action by Kilkenny County Council under Pillar 2 of this Action Plan – ‘accelerate social housing’.

As part of the above national strategies, Kilkenny County Council prepared a local strategy for the years 2015-2017, identifying a number of key sites for the delivery of social housing units. The site in this brief is one of those key sites. It is close to Callan town centre and all services and amenities.

The site encompasses a total area of 14,757m2 (3.65 acres approx). It is predominately flat and the access is via the entrance to serviced sites owned by Kilkenny County Council. The site is bounded by John Lockes GAA field,  Edmund Rice Estate, Kings Court Estate, Laurel Court Bolton Green and Fair Green Lane.

The site is zoned “Existing Residential” in the Callan Local Area Plan 2009-2020.  http://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Development-Plans/Local%20Area%20Plans/Adopted_Local_Area_Plans/Callan_Local_Area_Plan.html

http://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Development-Plans/Local%20Area%20Plans/Adopted_Local_Area_Plans/Callan_Local_Area_Plan_/Amendment-No-2-of-Callal-Local-Area-Plan-2009-2020.pdf 

The proposal is to construct 38 houses and all associated site works. The houses may be built in one or more phases. Progress of the scheme is dependent on the approval and financing of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The type of units proposed are in accordance with the social housing need in Callan Town, as established by Housing Needs Assessment, most recently in September 2016.

Callan - Approved Housing Applicants -  First Order of Preference as at 22nd Nov 2016

Size of Unit

No Approved

Percentage

1 bed

31

36%

2 bed

24

28%

3 bed

28

33%

4 bed

2

2%

 

85

 

 

Floor areas and storage provision are in accordance with the standards of ‘Quality Housing for Sustainable Communities’

 

Proposed Scheme:-

Unit Type

No. proposed

1 bed cottage

11

2 bed single storey

2

2 bed terrace

9

3 bed semi detached

14

4 bed semi detached

2

Total

38

 

 

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