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Major renovation to Braganstown House given the go ahead

Major renovation to Braganstown House given the go ahead
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A major renovation project has been given the go ahead for Braganstown House in Castlebellingham.

William Fagan has been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to repair the protected structure, which has belonged to beef baron Larry Goodman and his wife Kitty since 1971.

The development consists of the repair, upgrade, modification and improvement works consisting of firstly retention permission for removal for the purposes of recasting of non-original plaster work and joinery to replicate originals as replaced in the 1970s and replacement of plasterboard ceilings installed in the 1990s.

Permission has also been secured for the refurbishment of lath and plaster ceiling to the entrance hall at ground floor level and on part of the landing area at first floor level.

Retention permission has also been secured for the temporary removal of decorative plasterwork to ceiling to entrance hall for the purpose of refurbishment and permission to reinstatement.

Further retention permission has also been given for the temporary removal of the front door and associated joinery for the purpose of restoration and permission for reinstatement.

Permission has also been approved for the reinstatement of original first floor levels in the 1860s extension areas to the house and replacement of the existing steel supported staircase encased in timber (installed in the 1990s). Further permission has also been given for the installation of a new lift to make the building accessible and useable to all.

The owners are also seeking to install new sanitary ware, electrical, plumbing and services, retention permission for a basement demolition and excavations to the garden area to the west (rear of the house), north and south and permission for new basement and extension of basement to the rear (west) and sides (north and south) of the house to provide for a leisure and recreation area and landscaped garden area all for the purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house.

Retention permission has also been given for the demolition of a chimney breast and one internal wall at ground floor level and two internal walls at first floor level and permission for the construction of a new chimney breast in the same position as that removed and new internal walls.

The go ahead has also been given for landscaping and all associated site development works as well as the temporary retention of a protective canopy over-roof for the duration of the development.

The request for planning permission added: “All proposed works will be by expert conservation tradespersons and inspected by a suitably qualified conservation architect.”

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