The property extends to 3.29 Hectares of land, located south of Ballylynan Village which is located in southeast Laois, in close proximity to the borders of Carlow and Kildare The property is located on the N78 National Secondary Route c. 7km south of Athy. on the Athy/Kilkenny road. .
Ballylynan Village has established itself as a sought-after community which offers all of the basic facilities from a selection of pubs, shops, school, church, playground and GAA Club with excellent facilities. The Athy Distributor Road, which is presently under construction, will reduce travel time for commuters and to Athy Train station making it a desirable location for families to settle in a rural community and yet have access to the surrounding towns of Athy, Carlow, Portlaoise and Castlecomer.
The lands are within the administrative Authority of Laois County Council and zoned Residential 2 by the current Laois County Development Plan 2017-2023.Planning permission was previously granted on this lands in 2012 which has now lapsed. (Original Planning granted -Planning Register Number: 06/927. Extension of Duration of Planning. Planning Register No. 12/308) Extension granted 19/09/2012, which shall expire on 28th August 2017. Permission granted for 40 No dwellings comprising of 3 No detached bungalows, 2 No detached four-bedroom bungalows, 13 No detached two-storey four bedroom houses, 18 No, semi-detached four bedroom houses and 4 No semi-detached two storey three bedroom houses and all assoc. site works at Rahin, Ballylynan, Co. Laois subject to 25 conditions) Further information regarding the application, number of units finally granted, plans, conditions etc., can be viewed at the Planning Department, Laois County Council, Portlaoise, Co Laois.)
The lands are good quality agricultural lands and are presently laid out in one division
Ballylynan has a recorded population of 1,101 in Census 2016, an increase of 44% on census 2006.
The lands are good quality agricultural lands, presently laid out in one division, with considerable road frontage onto two roads, and access is through agricultural gateways. There are mature hedgerows to the perimeter and there is also a quarry located to the south of the site, which is overgrown with trees and scrub.
Planning permission had been granted for the site previously but has since lapsed.
Route Distances from Ballylynan Village.
Location Destination Distance Time
Ballylynan Athy 7km 7mins
Carlow 17km 14mins
Portlaoise 25km 22mins
Naas 48km 34 mins
Newbridge 42 km 36mins
Kilkenny 44km 34mins
Waterford 98km 65mins
• Lands located just south of Ballylynan Village. Folio Number LS8370.
• Lands Zoned Residential 2 under current Development Plan 2021-2027 (See attached Map)
• Frontage onto two roads, N78 and secondary road
• Planning previously granted for residential development (See details above)
• Quarry located on part of the lands
• Athy Distributor Road presently under construction which will reduce travel time for commuters and time to travel to Athy Train Station.
Residential 2 Zoning.
To provide for new residential development, residential services and community facilities. This zone is intended primarily for housing development but may include a range of other uses particularly those that have the potential to foster the development of new residential communities such as schools, crèches, small shops, doctor’s surgeries, playing fields etc. It is an objective on land zoned for residential 2 to promote development mainly for housing, associated open space, community uses and where an acceptable standard of amenity can be maintained, a limited range of other uses that support the overall residential.
Within this zoning category the improved quality of residential areas and the servicing of orderly development will be the Council’s priority. New housing and infill developments should be of sensitive design, which are complementary to their surroundings. No piecemeal development can take place unless it does not conflict with the possible future development of the reserved development areas of the town. Adequate undeveloped lands have been zoned in the Plan for residential use to meet the requirements for both public and private house building over the Plan period.
Viewing by appointment with Fingleton & Co. 0598638606. Mob 086 6078042