Posts Tagged ‘Donaghcumper’

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…)


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  A previous application for a large commercial development had been withdrawn by the developer and the new application for infrastructure works was seen as the precursor for a new application.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…)

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…)