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Drive-thru Restaurant Granted Adjacent to Tesco in Naas

August 26, 2013

An Bord Pleanala has upheld the decision of Kildare County Council & Naas Town Council to grant permission for a 200 seat drive-thru restaurant on lands opposite Tesco in Naas, Co. Kildare.  The Council’s decision had been appealed by a third party who the applicant’s noted owned the Topaz filling station on the Sallins Road.  The Board’s Inspector considered the issue of the impact on the town centre but noted that there is no requirement for an retail impact study to be carried out.  This seemed to be the extent of the consideration given to this issue which is strange given the obvious impact which Tesco and the associated shops units are having on the town centre.  The addition of a 200 seat restaurant is creating a strong out of town destination which will compete directly with the town centre.  In the absence of the Naas shopping centre which remains unfinished the town centre is going to continue to struggle to compete.