Posts Tagged ‘Celbridge’

Alteration to Celbridge plan sought

April 1, 2011
KILDARE COUNTY manager Michael Malone is seeking to set aside key measures in the county council’s draft development plan – designed to protect historic landscapes around Celbridge — following a submission by a development company.

The move follows a decision by An Bord Pleanála on February 16th to refuse permission to Devondale Ltd for a scheme to facilitate the development of Donaghcumper Demesne as an extension of Celbridge town centre.

Overturning a decision by the county manager, the appeals board said the scheme – which included a new bridge over the river Liffey – would constitute a “major intrusion” into the setting of Castletown House and its historic grounds.

Amendments to the Kildare Draft Development Plan, to strengthen the protection for Castletown and Donaghcumper, were agreed by councillors last December, on foot of some 4,000 submissions. (more…)


Proposed Cinema in Celbridge Refused Permission by An Bord Pleanala

March 10, 2011

An Bord Pleanala has upheld the decision of Kildare County Council to refuse planning permission for a 12 screen cinema on industrial lands in Crodaun, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.  Despite the support of a number of high profile politicans in the town the Board refused permission due to its peripheral location, proximity to the M4 and the industrial/warehousing zoning.

An Bord Pleanala Refuse Donaghcumper Application in Celbridge

February 21, 2011

An Bord Pleanala have refused permission for infrastructure works in Dongaghcumper, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.  A previous application for a large commercial development had been withdrawn by the developer and the new application for infrastructure works was seen as the precursor for a new application.  Following significant third party objections the Board refused permission for 4 reasons as follows:

1. The site of the proposed development is located in the demesne of Donaghcumper House, a protected structure, in close proximity to the historic Main Street of Celbridge and in the vicinity of Castletown House and its historic grounds, which are significant elements of an 18 century (more…)

Developer to appeal Celbridge cinema refusal

August 23, 2010

DEVELOPER Damien Donegan has confirmed this week he will appeal Kildare County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a cinema complex in Celbridge.

Mr. Donegan is deeply unhappy and angry about the decision, which he says nobody in the area supports.

This week, Cllr. Catherine Murphy criticised the Council’s decision. The inclusion of a cinema complex in a zoning for a major town centre at Leixlip, was a factor in Kildare County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a cinema complex at Celbridge.

There has been heavy criticism of the decision to refuse permission to Longport Developments Ltd, Mr Donegan’s company, for the complex between Crodaun Forest Park and the M4 interchange in Celbridge. The location is a short distance away from Collinstown, which is zoned for a ‘Major Town Centre’. (more…)

An Bord Pleanala Refuses 101 Houses in Donaghcumper, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

July 8, 2010
An Bord Pleanala has refused permission for 101 dwellings (originally 108) in Donaghcumper, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.  There were 9 appellants who appealed Kildare County Council’s decision to grant permission for the development.  The reasons for refusal are as follows:

1. The proposed development is located in the demesne associated with Donaghcumper House, a protected structure, and in close proximity to Castletown House and its historic grounds. It is an objective of the planning authority, as set out in the current Kildare County Development Plan, to prohibit development in gardens or landscapes which are deemed to be an important part of the setting of a protected structure. Having regard to the social and historic links between the demesnes of Donaghcumper, Castletown and Saint Wolstans, it is considered that, notwithstanding the residential zoning of the site, the proposed development, by reason of its nature and scale and the loss of historic parkland, would negatively impact on this designed landscape and would materially and adversely affect the character and setting of Castletown House, a protected structure of international importance, and Donaghcumper House itself. The proposed development would, therefore, contravene the provisions of the development plan, would seriously injure the amenities of the area and of property in the vicinity and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. (more…)

An Bord Pleanala Refuses Petrol Station in Celbridge

June 1, 2010

An Bord Pleanala have refused planning permission for a petrol station at Crodaun, Celbridge, County Kildare following a third party appeal.  The Board refused permission for 3 reasons which are summarised as follows:

1. The physical configuration of the proposed access and egress arrangements and the accompanying signage would create a complex environment for road users which would endanger public safety by reason of traffic hazard.

2.  To permit the proposed access in the absence of a comprehensive assessment of the overall development proposals for the area would prejudice the potential access arrangements to lands zoned zoned retail/commercial in the Celbridge Local Area Plan, 2010.

3.  A petrol station would materially contravene the zoning in the development plan.


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.

Local Area Plans for towns in North-East Kildare Adopted

February 10, 2010

Local Area Plans (LAPs) were adopted at the end of January for Leixlip and Celbridge guiding planning and development in the towns for the next 6 years.  An LAP was also adopted for Collinstown.

The Council have now suspended the programme of review of Local Area Plans until the Draft County Development Plan is put on public display in April 2010.

Planning granted for apartment development in Celbridge, Co. Kildare

November 23, 2009

Kildare County Council granted permission to Pinewood Properties Limited on the 9th November 2009 for a small-scale  apartment development at No.1 Vanessa Close,  Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Planning Appeal lodged for residential development in Church Road, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare

November 17, 2009

A first party appeal has been lodged by Fergal Flattery and Paddy Garrahie (applicants) in relation to the decision by Kildare County Council to refuse permission for the demolition of house extension, conversion of 2 no. existing houses into 2 no. apartments, construction of 6 no. apartments and all associated site works.  The cse is due to be decided by 24-03-2010.

County Kildare V.E.C granted planning permission for new primary school in Celbridge

November 11, 2009

County Kildare V.E.C. was granted permission on the 3rd November 2009 for the construction of a new 16 classroom primary school, associated car parking spaces, a school bus drop – off zone, designated ball courts and play area, wastewater treatment plant and all ancillary site works at The Commons, Hazelhatch Road, Celbridge
Co. Kildare

Celbridge Local Area Plan

October 13, 2009

Manager’s Report on submissions made to Draft Celbridge LAP now available for public viewing.   Decision due at Council meeting on 19th October 2009.