Archive for the ‘Significant Decisions by Kildare County Council’ Category

Permission granted for Kildare Outlet Village

November 13, 2012

Kildare County Council has granted permission for an extension of the Kildare Outlet Village subject to 54 no. conditions.  One of the conditions limits the permission to 8 years so as to assess the impact of the development. There is another conditions requiring some redesign of the layout.  the permission is also quite specific about what type of retail goods can be sold following the much publicized An Bord Pleanla decision regarding what uses are permitted to be sold at the village.  No convenience goods, bulky goods, household items (other than table top items), newspapers, magazines or food can be sold without a separate planning permission.  There were some objections to the scheme so it remains to be seen if there will be an appeal.


Further Information Sought on Kildare Outlet Village Expansion Plans

April 11, 2012

Kildare County Council have sought extensive further information in relation to the proposed expansion of the Kildare Outlet Village.  A total of 25 items have been raised with the applicants, focusing on queries about statements in the Retail Impact Assessment (particularly trade diversion from Newbridge of 16%), the lack of commercial synergy with Kildare Town centre, landscaping, traffic and parking.  The applicants have 6 months to reply.

Amusement and gaming arcade refused permission in Athy

April 11, 2012


Athy Town Council have refused permission for an amusement and gaming arcade on the ground floor of the former Hiberian bank in Leinster Street, Athy. 

The planners refused permission on the basis that the development would injure the amenities and depreciate the value of properties in the area and set an undesirable precedent.

McDonalds Refused Permission in Kildare Town

March 7, 2012

McDonalds have been refused planning permission for a two storey restaurant and drive-thru in Kildare Town, adjacent to the new Tesco store and close to the Kildare Outlet Village.  The permission was refused on the basis of the (traffic) impact on the adjoining junction and the road network as well as inappropraite design for a high profile site leading into a heritage town.

The decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by McDonalds.

Farm Shop Refused in Rural Kildare

July 26, 2011

Kildare County Council have refused permission for retention of a farm shop including office and storage, 2 agricultural storage buildings, external yard storage, existing site entrance, car parking area, concrete yard, walls, gates and all associated site development works at Stephenstown, Two Mile House, Co. Kildare.  The reason for refusal primarily relates to the retail/commercial use on agricultural zoned lands.

Kildare County Council Refuse Permission for Nursing Home near the Curragh.

July 18, 2011


Kildare County Council have refused planning permission for the construction of 50 bed single storey nursing home and the construction of 16 no. single storey independent living units at Cutbush near the Curragh.  The reasons for refusal relates to substandard design, drainge and the location outside zoned lands.


Aldi Refused Permission in Newbridge

February 21, 2011

Kildare County Council have refused Aldi planning permision for a discount food store on lands forming part of the Keadeen Hotel.  There were 3 reasons for refusal relating to serious traffic hazard, inappropraite location at the edge of the town centre and injury to the amenity of properties in the vicinity.  The applicants have 4 weeks to appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanala.

CCTV Cameras Exempt?

January 4, 2011

Kildare County Council has sent two referrals to An Bord Pleanala to determine whether the installation of CCTV cameras are exempt development or not.  There was a recent ruling by An Bord Pleanala regarding a the installation of such cameras on a dwelling in Enniscorthy, Wexford, that they were exempt from planning permission.

Permission for Superquinn site in Naas Appealed

January 4, 2011

The decision of Naas Town Council to grant Primark permission for a three storey retail builing of approx 11,000sq.m gross floor area on the existing Superquinn site has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

Residential Devlopment in Straffan Appealed

December 5, 2010

A decision by Kildare County Council to grant permission for 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by a third party.  The applicant also appealed the decision.

Appeal lodged in relation to 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare

November 16, 2010

Two appeals have been lodged in relation to Kildare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare; one by the applicant and one by a third party.

Superquinn decision appealed to An Bord Pleanala

November 3, 2010

A number of third party appeals have been lodged in response to Naas Town Council’s decision to grant permission for the proposed supermarket and cinema development on the former VEC lands in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Superquinn Development Granted Permission in Naas

September 20, 2010

Naas Town Council have granted Superquinn Ltd permission for a supermarket (replacing the existing Superquinn in the town centre) and a cinema complex on lands beside the Osprey Hotel.

Revised Application for Prominent Corner Site in Clane, Co. Kildare

July 8, 2010

Following the previous refusal from An Bord Pleanala a revised application has now been lodged with Kildare County Council for a mixed use development at the junction of Main Street, Ballinagappa and Kilcock Road in Clane. It is proposed to construct a two storey mixed use building with four ground floor retail units totalling 251sqm and four first floor offices facing the Kilcock Road.  The development also involves the reconstruction of the existing stone barn and it’s change of use to an office.  The stone barn is a Protected Structure.

Permission granted for infrastructure works to facilitate urban expansion of Celbridge, Co. Kildare

April 16, 2010

Kildare County Council has granted permission for provision of roads and services infrastructure to facilitate the future development of an urban expansion to Celbridge town centre, set around a new urban street layout, and linked to Celbridge main Street via a new pedestrian bridge all on a site of approximately 6.26hectares etc. The development attracted 140 submissions.

Permission granted for nursing home in Rathangan Demense, Co. Kildare

April 15, 2010

Permission has been granted for a 53 bed nursing home and ten associated shelter housing units in Rathangan Demesne Rathangan Co Kildare (subject to conditions).  The proposed development involved a new road access junction, access road and roundabout from R401 Kildare/Rathangan public road and a sewage pumping station connected to local authority system.

Permission granted for domestic wind turbine in Prosperous, Co. Kildare

April 15, 2010

Permission has been granted by Kildare County Council for 6kw wind generating turbine for domestic use with three 5.5m blades on a 15m monopole tower and associated ancillary works at  Ballinafagh, Prosperous, Naas, Co.Kildare.

141 dwellings granted permission in Maynooth, Co. Kildare

April 15, 2010

Kildare County Council have granted permission to Willowbridge Developments Ltd P for141 dwelling units  on a 4.0 hectare site on Dublin Rd, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.

Application for new all-weather complex in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

April 15, 2010

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council for a recreational development consisting of 6 no. all weather playing pitches, ancillary single storey building consisting of office, meeting room, stores and toilets,  14 no. flood lights and associated works at Gorteenoona, Monasterevin, Co Kildare.

Application for large-scale Sports Centre in Naas, Co. Kildare

April 15, 2010

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council for a Sports Centre in Monread, Naas, Co. Kildare.  The development will consist of a Multi Sports Complex including a 3 storey sports centre building including 460 covered external seating area, all weather running track with in field sports events area; cross country running track to perimeter of site ; I no. all weather hockey pitch ; 2 no. all weather soccer pitches ; 3 no. grass soccer pitches ; floodlighting associated with the complex ; 2 no. 300 person covered spectator stands ; wastewater treatment system ; underground LPG storage tank ; 175 no car parking spaces and 5 no. coach parking spaces. The development includes the upgrade of the existing over bridge crossing the M7 and the provision of a new pedestrian bridge.