Bank's holiday home request
ULSTER BANK has ventured into property management with an unusual application to the planning department at Wexford County Council. The bank has applied for permission to change a holiday home at Borrmount into a permanent residence.
Number five Borrmount Cottages was one of a cluster of houses built for holiday makers in the Edermine area, for which planning permission was granted in 1998. The council has already assured the applicant that the move is acceptable but change must go through the formalities of the planning process.
In a letter written on behalf of Ulster Bank to the local authority, Dublin based architectural consultants Kevin Walsh & Associates explained that their clients recently came into possession of the building. It is currently uninhabited.
The new owners are worried that, if it remains vacant, its condition will deteriorate. It is expected that, once the planning status is sorted out, the house will be put up for sale.