KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE October 26th 2017
Purchase of Broguemaker Site, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny
There is much speculation in the public arena surrounding the intended use of the Broguemaker which Kilkenny County Council confirmed on Monday it has purchased. The Chief Executive of the Council, Colette Byrne has confirmed that the premises has not been bought to accommodate refugees and any speculation to that effect is inaccurate and incorrect.
There are currently 1,349 households on the housing waiting list, in need of homes and seeking housing in Kilkenny City. Our housing department continually seeks opportunities to purchase properties and sites to meet the housing need in Kilkenny City and County. The Broguemaker was purchased by Kilkenny County Council to help meet this need.
The site is relatively small and the initial assessment indicates that a small housing development, containing in the region of 15 units, of various sizes, would be appropriate on this site. Colette Byrne confirmed that work will now commence on the design of a scheme for this site and that there will be public consultation when the draft scheme is ready in Spring 2018.
Mary J Mulholland, Director of Services, KCC
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