In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the above Regulations, Kilkenny County Council as lead authority hereby gives notice of proposals pertaining to the following development:

Traffic management, carriageway, footpath and general public realm enhancements in Piltown from the Tower Monument along the Main Street and through to the junction with the Corloughan Road on the R698, a distance of approximately 2km.

The proposed Piltown Urban Enhancement Scheme provides for:

  • Standardisation of the carriageway width to 6m
  • Provision of mini roundabouts at Ardclone Road Junction & Hillcrest Road Junction
  • Provision of the following general improvements to the street public realm;
    • Provision of pedestrian crossings
    • Regulating parking through the provision of dedicated on-street parking
    • Improvement of bus stops
    • Structural and general improvement works to the carriageway surfaces
    • Improvement works to footway surface finish including enhancements for universal access
    • Creating additional spaces for outdoor seating and appropriate street furniture
  • enhancement of public lighting standards along the street.

In accordance with the requirements of Article 120(1)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) the Planning 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) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), 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.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection from Friday the 7th of June 2019 to Friday the 5th of July 2019 inclusive, at the following offices:


Planning Section,                                           From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Kilkenny County Council,                              Monday to Friday

County Hall,

John Street, Kilkenny City


Ferrybank Engineering Office,                    From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Kilkenny County Council                              Monday to Friday

Ferrybank Shopping Centre,


Co. Kilkenny


Piltown Community Centre,                        From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 10pm

Ardclone,                                                        Monday to Saturday


County Kilkenny


Details of the proposed development can be viewed on this website by clicking links under Materials.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be carried out, may be made on this website or in writing to Planning Section, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny or sent to the following e-mail .

The latest date for receipt of submissions on the above scheme is Friday the 19th July, 2019. Submissions should be clearly marked ‘Piltown Urban Enhancement Area ‘.