IDA Science and Technology Park


Glanbia Ingredients (Ballyragget) Limited


IDA Science and Technology Park, Gorteens, Belview Port Road, Co. Kilkenny


October 2012 – December 2014


PM Group

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PM Group


The lands are located on the Kilkenny-Waterford border, lying within Kilkenny County Council’s jurisdiction. The subject lands are categorised under the IDA’s Strategic Site’s Initiative, which is seen as one of the key development and investment priorities in the National Development Plan, 2007-2013.
The project sought the construction of a state-of-the-art dairy processing and manufacturing facility, which was developed to increase dairy processing capacity in response to the abolition of the EU milk quota system.

Our Role

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) provided strategic town planning advice to the Client and PM Group, the Applicant’s agent. TPA provided input into the appeal responses, for the ‘parent permission’, following the lodgement of Third Party Appeals against Kilkenny County Council’s Notification of Decision to Grant Permission.
TPA subsequently provided town planning consultancy services for a subsequent amendment planning application, which sought alterations to the permitted development.

Planning Outcome

Planning permission was granted for the ‘parent permission’ by An Bord Pleanála on 24th January 2014.