29 Sept 2022

Conditional planning permission for construction of eleven en-suite bedrooms at Borris House

Carlow County Council say it is 'conditional'

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Borris House, Carlow (Source: Google Maps)

Conditional planning permission has been granted on the construction of eleven en-suite bedrooms at Borris House. 

A planning application was made back in April of this year seeking permission to carry out works to disused yard buildings to convert to visitor accommodation at the upper yard of Borris House. 

The plans would see a change of use from original agricultural use to the provision of eleven ensuite bedrooms including one fully accessible room all within the existing buildings. 

The application also includes the demolition of two modern storage buildings to the rear of the premises. 

Borris House - a popular wedding venue - and the buildings are within the curtilage of protected structures. 

The Council published their planning decision this week which had sixteen conditions. 

They said: "That subject to compliance with the conditions attached, the proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity, and would therefore be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area."

The conditions included: the applicant shall employ a suitably qualified archaeologist, specialising in medieval building survey, to carry out an inspection and full survey of the buildings to be renovated/altered and cr parking shall be provided on the site in the interest of traffic safety. 

Others were: hours of construction activities on the site shall be restricted from Monday to Friday 08.00 - 18.00 and
Saturday 08.00 - 13.00 and a development contribution in the sum of €3,959.50 is to be paid prior to commencement of the development.

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