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October 25, 2012

A new website has been launched aimed at keeping up to date with planning around Ireland.

The website was established in response to the absence of any single source for planning related matters in Ireland.  Currently anyone seeking to keep abreast of developments in planning has to view a range of different sources including individual county council websites, the An Bord Pleanála website, the Courts website and various other government sites.  These sources are essentially databases and are not designed for easy reading.

Planning has become very complex with new guidelines, legislation, policies, plans etc being introduced all the time. It can be very difficult even for planning consultants to keep up to date with ongoing developments. provides a single portal which allows professionals, the business community, community groups and general members of the public to keep abreast of what is happening in relation to planning in Ireland and enable them to remain informed.


Kildare Grid Link Public Consultation

September 4, 2012

Eirgrid is holding a public meeting in Kilashee Hotel, Naas on the 7th September between 12.30pm and 8pm regarding the proposed new high voltage power line which is to run from Dunstown in Kildare to Cork. This meeting represents the second round of public consultations.

It is understood that the Kilcullen Community Action have also lobbied for a public meeting in Kilcullen and that this will be facilitated in October.

Kildare has the Largest Drop in Residential Planning Applications in Ireland.

September 4, 2012

According to the National Housing Construction Index which has been compiled from data gathered   planning applications are down 19% nationally.  However, Kildare experienced a drop of 41%, the highest drop in the country, closely followed by Kerry down 39%, then Clare down 35% , Mayo and Louth down 31%.

New Memorial Woodland Burial Ground Proposed in Caragh, Co. Kildare

October 28, 2011

An interesting application has come before Kildare County Council. An application has been lodged for a memorial woodland burial ground at Liffey Lodge, Gingerstown, Caragh, Co. Kildare. The proposed development will provide for a varied plot type and size in a woodland setting and will include car-parking, multi faith reflection building with toilet facilities and relocated machinery/storage shed with vehicular and pedestrian access via proposed upgraded existing entrance from the R409 and will include boundary treatments foul & surface water drainage proposals and all associated site development works on lands of circa. 2.367 Ha.

Temporary Ice Rink Proposed for Newbridge, Co. Kildare

August 11, 2011

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council for a temporary ecological ice rink in the Courtyard Shopping Centre, Newbride, Co. Kildare.

Green Waste Collection and Processing Facility Proposed for Celbridge Driving Range

August 11, 2011

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council for a green waste collection and processing facility beside the Astroturf pitches at Celbridge Driving Range.  The facility will include a 3,000sq.m concrete compound, 6 bay storage building and 30,000 litre underground surface water reclamation storage tanks.

New Language School and Equestrian Centre Proposed for Straffan

August 11, 2011

An application has been lodge with Kildare County Council for the demolition of an abattoir and the construction of a proposed Equestrian Tourism Building incorporating a language school and overnight accommodation for 60 foreign students,40 stables, sand arenas, pony trekking paths etc at Turnings, Straffan, Co. Kildare.

Tougher Requirements for One Off Dwellings under consideration

February 21, 2011

The elected members are currently considering significant new changes to the current requirements for persons seeking one off houisng in the Kildare countryside.  The current proposal is for the county to be divided in two.  The south of the county (south of Newbridge) will enjoy similar requirements as under the current plan but those seeking one off houses to the north of Newbridge and east of Newbridge will be subject to more onerous requirements i.e. 18 year residency in a rural area as opposed to 12 years, site must be 5k from family home as opposed to 8km.  Following a number of public meeting by local councillors and TD Sean O’Fearghaill a significant amount of submissions have been lodged with the Council as part of the final round of the public consultation process in preparing the new plan.

Osberstown WWTP Upgrade Receives Funding

May 7, 2010

The Minister for the Environment has announced that the Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade and Lower Liffey Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade have been included in the schemes to start construction under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012. ‘€22m has been allocated for the Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant and €17.5m has been allocated to for the Lower Liffey Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Listen to me to talk about planning in Kildare on Kfm

January 13, 2010

I will be appearing on Kfm tommorow (10.10am, Thursday 14th January 2010) to talk about planning in Kildare on Clem Ryan’s Kildare Today show.