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Plans submitted for new holiday accommodation in Ballyduff Upper

Ballyduff Upper could be welcoming a new hotel or holiday accommodation.

It comes as plans have been lodged to the local authority seeking to transform the former Garda Station.

Arkle ULC submitted an application to Waterford City and County Council on November 8th.

The company hope to change the building into a six bedroom, short-stay holiday accommodation or hotel.

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It would see the partial demolition of an outbuilding replaced with a single storey extension for community or event use.

This would then be connected to the main building via a glazed link.

In addition, car parking is to be provided in a new designated set down area.

The development also includes the repointing and repair of thexternal stonework and walls, repair and refurbishment works to the roof, chimneys, rainwater goods, and windows.

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The building is a protected structure situated on an elevated half-acre site overlooking the River Blackwater.

It was sold earlier this year for over €250,000 after serving as a headquarters for law enforcement on and off since 1869.

The building originally served as an RIC barracks, before they vacated the building in 1921.

After it was burned out, it was rebuilt in 1926 and was used as a Garda Station until its closure in January, 2013.

Waterford City and County Council is expected to make a decision by January 11th 2023.

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