Planning Permission granted in Tullyallen
McKevitt King Architects recently obtained planning permission for a house in the Hill of Rath area (Tullyallen, Co. Louth). Every year we are involved in numerous successful planning applications (we had over 50 successful planning applications in 2018). However this specific planning permission is of particular note. The site is located within Co. Louth’s Development Zone 6 which contains the buffer area of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. The site itself sits in a small natural hollow alongside the road and although half an acre in size, it formerly contained a number of smaller plots with houses. Although nestled alongside the road, the site commands great views out over the surrounding fields and beyond. As mentioned, the site is in the vicinity of the World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne, the early Christian site at Monasterboice and the Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge. Through clever and considered design, the context is respected and complimented with a contemporary version of modest vernacular design. The ‘H’ shaped house is spayed to create a dynamic plan, maximising on orientation, focusing on views and enhancing both internal and external spaces. The house will augment the locale and create a wonderful home.