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Two listed terraced homes in Richhill could be given new lease of life

19-21 Irish Street Richhill

Two terrace homes in Richhill could be given a new lease of life following the submission of a request for listed building consent to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners.

Lodged by agent Mr J.W.S Preston on behalf of applicant Mr Adrian Wilson, the application seeks permission to refurbish two existing terrace dwellings to provide two, two bedroom dwellings with a shower room, kitchen/dining area and a living area at 19-21 Irish Street, Richhill.

The application also notes the existing barn will be repaired as necessary to provide suitable storage space.

A design and access statement submitted alongside the application for listed building consent notes the properties are vacant at present and states the proposal is to fully refurbish the houses to a high standard to reflect the original design and use materials in keeping with the original construction.

According to the statement the refurbished dwelling will contain two bedrooms and a bathroom/shower room on the first floor and the ground floor will contain a living room and a kitchen/dining area.

A section of number 21 which has been partially demolished will, according to the statement, “be removed to provide off street parking and access to the rear yard”.

“The rear yards will be carefully gravelled as necessary,” says the statement.

“A concrete surface will be laid to fall with a brush finish and a smooth band to the edges.

“New drainage for both foul and stormwater will be provided to serve the new and upgraded facilities.

“All external finished, windows, doors etc… will be in keeping with the period of the dwelling.”

The statement goes on to notes that no road considerations are relevant to this proposal, except for the formation of a new access to number 21 with the existing access to the rear of number 19 and the existing right of way will be retained as shown on the plans.

In conclusion the statement notes the scheme is “appropriate for the setting in the area and makes good use of two very derelict and long-time vacant properties” and claims it will also provide a “vast improvement to the street scape of the area”.

Lodged and validated on Wednesday, August 3, the application’s standard consultation will expire on Friday, September 9 and the application will be advertised until Friday, September 16.

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