Proposed Variation 1a

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Proposed Variation 1a Amendment to the site specific development standards for Mount Juliet estate 

Following a review by the owners of Mount Juliet estate, potential to provide additional housing development associated with the estate’s sporting and recreational functions has been identified. The proposed variation includes amendments to the site specific development standards for Mount Juliet estate in line with the above. 

The existing policy of the Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014-2020 is set out below, together with the proposed variation in italics and deletions in strikethrough.

 

7.9.5        Mount Juliet Estate

Mount Juliet Development Management Standards

  • To protect and enhance the Protected Structure, its curtilage and attendant grounds and woodlands.  To protect and enhance existing landscape, ecological, water quality and other environmental amenities and in particular to provide for the protection of the River Nore (designated cSAC and SPA).
  • To provide for the maintenance and enhancement of tourism, sporting, leisure and related uses, and of existing agricultural and equestrian lands and buildings in an area of sensitive landscape. 
  • To protect the residential amenity of existing dwellings.

 

Permissible uses/ developments:

  • Equestrian, sport and leisure facilities.
  • Stores, machinery storage/repair & office uses related to maintenance of estate lands.

 

Uses open for consideration:

  • Temporary tented or other temporary enclosures.

 

 

Table 7.1: Mount Juliet Protected views

View

Description

V1

From Mount Juliet House to Ballylinch Stud

V2

Approach from Thomastown gate towards Mount Juliet House and the Inch

V3

River valley from White bridge

V4

River valley from Ballylinch bridge

 

 

Table 7.2: Mount Juliet Site-specific Development Management Standards

Map Ref. 

Objective

1

To protect and enhance Mount Juliet House (protected structure), its curtilage and attendant grounds and allow for its extension as appropriate.

2

To protect and enhance existing archaeological features:

2a Ecclesiastical Remains

2b Castle and Mansion

2c Enclosure

2d Enclosure

3

To protect and enhance the existing south western entrance to the estate, gate lodges, boundary walls and road frontage.

4

To protect and enhance the existing Thomastown entrance to the estate, gate lodges, boundary walls and road frontage.

5

To provide for the enhancement of the cricket pavilion facilities.

6 & 7

To provide for the enhancement and development of tourism, leisure and recreational facilities and related activities at appropriate locations within the estate, including the Hunters Yard and the Walled Garden, without detracting from the estate’s built and natural heritage.

8

To provide for the development of additional lodges (max 6no.) adjacent to the existing Rose Garden lodges associated with the estate’s tourism, leisure and recreational functions without detracting from the estate’s landscape character and built and natural heritage.

9

Provide for an extension to the existing golf maintenance facility to include changing area and associated staff uses.

Provide for a maintenance area at an appropriate location to replace the existing maintenance area for the ongoing management of the Estate.   

9a

Provide for the development of up to 6no. dwellings associated with the Estate’s tourism, leisure and recreational functions without detracting from the Estate’s landscape character and built and natural heritage.

10

Provide for the development of 3 no. detached houses associated with the estate’s sporting and recreational functions. 

11

Provide for a house at the maintenance facility building associated with the estate’s sporting and recreational facilities.

 

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Provide for estate maintenance/administration area at an appropriate location to replace existing maintenance facility building for the on-going management of the estate.

12

Provide for the development of 9 no. houses at the Kennels site similar to those at the Gallops subject to the capacity of the estate to absorb development without detracting from the estate’s landscape character and built and natural heritage context.

Provide for the development of up to 16no. residential dwellings south east of the existing residential accommodation in the South Paddocks.

13

To investigate and support the extension of the Nore Valley Walk walking route along the River Nore

 

See Appendix A which includes the full text of Section 7.9.5 Mount Juliet Estate of the Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014 – 2020 for reference purposes. 

Proposed Figure 7.3 Variation 1a Mount Juliet

 

APPENDIX A

Full text of Section 7.9.5 Mount Juliet Estate of Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014 – 2020.

 

7.9.5  Mount Juliet Estate

Mount Juliet Estate and the adjoining Ballylinch Stud are situated in the Nore Valley to the west of Thomastown. Mount Juliet is generally recognised as a high quality tourism and sporting resource of significant local, national and international importance.  It is also a significant built, natural and cultural heritage resource.  The golf course and stud are recognised on an international scale, with the stud in operation since 1914 and the golf course has played host to international competitions.  The estate and stud are a significant source of direct and indirect employment in the county.  An action plan was developed for the estate in 2000 to set out the guiding principles and overall future direction for the development of the estate.  The objectives of the action plan have been largely delivered over the intervening period.  The provisions of the action plan have been incorporated into this plan which now aims to facilitate appropriate development in a manner which respects the sensitive nature of the landscape, heritage and environmental attributes of the estate and seeks to ensure their protection and enhancement,   see Figure 7.3.   

 

Mount Juliet Development Management Standards

  • To protect and enhance the Protected Structure, its curtilage and attendant grounds and woodlands.  To protect and enhance existing landscape, ecological, water quality and other environmental amenities and in particular to provide for the protection of the River Nore (designated cSAC and SPA).
  • To provide for the maintenance and enhancement of tourism, sporting, leisure and related uses, and of existing agricultural and equestrian lands and buildings in an area of sensitive landscape. 
  • To protect the residential amenity of existing dwellings.

 

Permissible uses/ developments:

  • Equestrian, sport and leisure facilities.
  • Stores, machinery storage/repair & office uses related to maintenance of estate lands.

 

Uses open for consideration:

  • Temporary tented or other temporary enclosures.

 

 

Table 7.1: Mount Juliet Protected views

View

Description

V1

From Mount Juliet House to Ballylinch Stud

V2

Approach from Thomastown gate towards Mount Juliet House and the Inch

V3

River valley from White bridge

V4

River valley from Ballylinch bridge

 

Table 7.2 Mount Juliet Site-specific Development Management Standards

Map Ref. 

Objective

1

To protect and enhance Mount Juliet House (protected structure), its curtilage and attendant grounds and allow for its extension as appropriate.

2

To protect and enhance existing archaeological features:

2a Ecclesiastical Remains

2b Castle and Mansion

2c Enclosure

2d Enclosure

3

To protect and enhance the existing south western entrance to the estate, gate lodges, boundary walls and road frontage.

4

To protect and enhance the existing Thomastown entrance to the estate, gate lodges, boundary walls and road frontage.

5

To provide for the enhancement of the cricket pavilion facilities.

6 & 7

To provide for the enhancement and development of tourism, leisure and recreational facilities and related activities at appropriate locations within the estate, including the Hunters Yard and the Walled Garden, without detracting from the estate’s built and natural heritage.

8

To provide for the development of additional lodges adjacent to the existing Rose Garden lodges associated with the estate’s tourism, leisure and recreational functions without detracting from the estate’s landscape character and built and natural heritage.

9

Provide for an extension to the existing golf maintenance facility to include changing area and other associated staff uses. 

10

Provide for the development of 3 no. detached houses associated with the estate’s sporting and recreational functions. 

11

Provide for a house at the maintenance facility building associated with the estate’s sporting and recreational facilities.

 

 ____

Provide for estate maintenance/administration area at an appropriate location to replace existing maintenance facility building for the on-going management of the estate.

12

Provide for the development of 9 no. houses at the Kennels site similar to those at the Gallops subject to the capacity of the estate to absorb development without detracting from the estate’s landscape character and built and natural heritage context.

 

 

Mount Juliet
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See attached submission from Dan Aspel, GVA on behalf of a number residents of South Paddocks
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