07 Aug 2022

Some derelict cottages in Kildare town to be demolished to make way for new homes

Derelict cottages in Kildare town to be demolished to make way for new homes

The cottages being demolished are located on Chapel Lane, to the rear of Shraud Street (pictured)

Kildare Co Council has granted permission to demolish three derelict cottages in Kildare town to make way for a new development.

Some of the buildings are protected structures. 

The demolition will lead to the construction of seven new homes on Chapel Lane, at the rear of Fairview Cottages on Shraud Street.

The site is marked on the map in a red triangle

The total construction value of the project is estimated at €1.4m.

The new dwellings will comprise of six three-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit.

There will be new pedestrian entrances to each individual site.

A pathway will also be built and an existing laneway will be resurfaced. 

Some of the existing Fairview Cottages on Shraud Street have extensive roof damage and windows and doors are blocked with timber or bricks in places. 

Local councillors had previously called for the area to be developed while maintaining as far as possible the character of the buildings.

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