Posts Tagged ‘donadea’

An Bord Pleanala refuses permission for mixed-use development in Donadea, Co. Kildare

March 26, 2010

An Bord Pleanala has upheld the decision of Kildare County Council to refuse permission for the construction of a development containing 23 dwellings, shop units, a public house, office and commercial unit, children’s playground and playschool at Tirmoghan, Donadea, County Kildare.  There were 3 reasons for refusal which are summarized as follows:

1.The proposed development, by reason of its scale, the number of proposed commercial and residential units and its design and layout would be disproportionate and out of character with the scale, layout and character within the context of Tirmoghan rural settlement.

2.The Board is not satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed development would not be within an area of high probability of flooding, that it would not result in an increase in flooding elsewhere and would not be prejudicial to public health by impeding land drainage and flooding wastewater treatment systems in the vicinity.

3.The proposed development would endanger public safety by reason of a traffic hazard and the obstruction of road users resulting from additional traffic movements on the rural road network that is substandard in terms of width, alignment, safety and capacity.

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Agri-business in Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare refused permission by An Bord Pleanala

March 26, 2010

An Bord Pleanála has overturned the decision of Kildare County Council to grant permission for fertilizer plant (4,900 square metres approximately) including raw material storage, blending and packaging department, two-storey administration office, feed and grain facility together with new vehicle entrance onto the R407 and upgrading of road layout to include ghost island Boherhole, Rathcoffey, Donadea, Naas, County Kildare.  The Council’s decision had been appealed to the Board by a third party.  The Board refused permission for one reason as follows:

Having regard to the location of the site within an unserviced rural area and to the results of soil suitability tests carried out on site, it is considered that the site is unsuitable for the proposed development due to the very low subsoil permeability and the high water table and having regard to the nature and scale of the proposed development to be relocated from within the development area of Rathcoffey to this unserviced site, notwithstanding its connections with the rural area. The proposed development would, therefore, be prejudicial to public health and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.