Newbridge development gets green light

A NEW drive-through restaurant, filling station and other facilities are to be provided at a site in Newbridge town. Kildare Co Council has just granted planning permission for the development at Piercetown, Station Road, close to St Mark’s School and the Energie Fitness Centre, (formerly Jackie Skelly’s).

The approved application, in the name of Brendan O’Brien, is for a two-storey commercial development incorporating a petrol service station and shop, delicatessen with seating, kitchen, toilets and stores at ground floor level, along with a drive-through restaurant facility including order boxes, and further restaurant facilities on the first floor. The overall development also includes a car-wash area, underground storage for petrol pump services and car-parking. A new site entrance will also be developed. The site for which permission has been granted is a previously approved mixed-use development site.

The proposed development is an indicator of the growth of the Piercetown/Station Road area, where there has been a considerable amount of new housing built in recent years. As the route to Newbridge railway station and the housing estates and new school at Rickardstown, the roadway has become inceasingly busy. The new facilities will also be located directly opposite the new Department of Defence headquarters.

It is understood the development will be built by Kilmeague-based company Thoval Homes, headed by the Leeson brothers. The company has been responsible for the completion of a number of local housing and commercial projects in recent years. Planning permission was originally sought for the Station Road development on 25 March of this year and it was granted on Monday 7November.

Link to Article in Kildare Nationalist

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