The lands are extensive and irregularly shaped. They occupy an elevated position and the zoned portions are mainly level while sloping down towards the east and north. The un-zoned lands on the eastern portion slope down to the N11. The land area registered is the gross area to include a small element of the N11 on to the north east as shown on the attached land registry map. The lands have a main double gate agricultural access on the southwestern end and also have two other access points.
The lands of 11.64 Ha (28.76 acres) have been in family ownership for many years and have recently been zoned to provide for a new residential care facility for the elderly in the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022. Under this site specific zoning, Wicklow County Council state that all applications on sites of this type will be considered on their merits and there may be a range of residential and day care facilities that are possible as well as considerable potential for 1 bedroom assisted living units and independent (but supervised) living units.
The Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 written statement on Community Development (Ch.8) refers to the following:
CD17: To provide for new or extended residential care facilities for the elderly at Killickabawn, Kilpedder (c.6ha as shown on Map 8.02)
CD18: To facilitate the development and improvement of new and existing residential and day care facilities throughout the County.