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Crossneen, Carlow – approx. 14 acres, mainly zoned residential

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Prime residential development opportunity within the Carlow Town Environs

• Prime land holding extending to approx. 14 acres (5.68 ha) with extensive road frontage of approx. 325 metres to the Leighlin Road, bounded by the popular Rochfort Manor development to the north
• Approx. 10 acres (4.04 ha) of same is zoned with a Residential Objective - to provide for new residential development
• The remaining approx. 4 acres (1.61 ha) is zoned Amenity and Open Space and includes a section that is a disused quarry with potential for a zoning change from Amenity and Open Space to Residential
• Strategically located adjacent to the part existing and part proposed ring road, just south of Carlow town
• Very accessible prospering area in need of new residential developments due to strong demand in this proven selling location

The Property:
The property comprises approx. 14 acres (approx. 10 acres with a residential objective) with extensive road frontage to the Leighlin Road (approx. 325 metres). The balance is zoned Amenity and Open Space and there is a section that is a disused quarry. There is potential to increase the zoning of the residential portion in the next development plan review. The land is presently used for agricultural purposes and is 'green field' ready for development.

The subject lands are regular in shape and the topography falls gradually from rear to front with views eastwards towards the River Barrow and the Institute of Technology. The lands benefit from major road improvements to the area carried out in recent years, including new footpaths, street lighting and cycle paths along its entire frontage.

The property is located approx. 2.5km south of Carlow town. Carlow is the county town of County Carlow, in the south-east, 84km from Dublin. At the 2016 census, it had a combined urban and rural population of 24,272.

Crossneen is minutes away from Carlow town and has easy access to all the amenities that can be found in this thriving location. Carlow has fantastic connections to the rest of the country due to its excellent position off the M9 Motorway. Dublin City Centre can be reached by car in just over an hour, as can Dublin Airport. Rosslare is also only an hour and twenty minutes away on the N80, giving superb access to Rosslare Europort. Carlow is extremely well serviced by train to Heuston Station as it is on the Dublin – Carlow – Waterford line, and for travel by bus there are a number of Bus Eireann and private bus routes to Dublin and many other towns. This is a very accessible area which is prospering and in need of new residential developments due to strong demand in this proven selling location.

The lands are located approx. 35 minutes from Naas, approx. 35 minutes from Portlaoise and 25 minutes to Kilkenny.

Notable large employers in Carlow include MSD where they have a 200,000 square feet manufacturing and corporate office facility.

The Institute of Technology Carlow is one of the largest technology colleges in Ireland, with campuses in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow, and part-time provision elsewhere in Ireland. It will become a founding constituent Institute of Technological University for the South-East in May 2022.

The subject lands are zoned with a Residential Objective in the Joint Spatial Plan for the Greater Carlow Graiguecullen Urban Area 2012-2018.

Residential 2 GZT No. R1.6 To provide for new residential development, residential services and community facilities within the Plan period 2012-2018 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, doctors 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 function of the area.

It is anticipated the Carlow Environs Local Area Plan will be reviewed in the short term potentially allowing for a strengthening of the zoning from Amenity and Open Space to a more favourable Residential zoning.

There is no planning history associated with the subject land.

Tender Procedure:
Completed tenders should be marked ‘Crossneen Tender' and returned to James Reilly & Son Solicitors in a sealed envelope no later than 12 noon on Thursday 12th May 2022 (unless previously sold). The vendor will not be obliged to accept the highest or any tender.

Eircode of house directly across the road from subject lands: R93 DA27.

Viewing by appointment.

Mr. James Reilly of James Reilly & Son Solicitors, 4 Brighton Place, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
T: 052 612 2677

Joint Selling Agents

Will Coonan
Coonan Property
T: 01 628 6128

James McDermott
Sherry Fitzgerald McDermott,
T: 059 9140344


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