Posts Tagged ‘kildare town’

Appeal against Refusal of large-scale housing development in Kildare Town

October 25, 2012

A first party appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala concerning the decision by Kildare County Council to refuse permission for a large-scale housing development on the Tully Road in Kildare Town (170 dwellings).  Kildare County Council refused permission for 3 reasons relating to surface water capacity, risk of flooding and prematurity pending roads layout.


McDonalds Refused Permission in Kildare Town

March 7, 2012

McDonalds have been refused planning permission for a two storey restaurant and drive-thru in Kildare Town, adjacent to the new Tesco store and close to the Kildare Outlet Village.  The permission was refused on the basis of the (traffic) impact on the adjoining junction and the road network as well as inappropraite design for a high profile site leading into a heritage town.

The decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by McDonalds.

Proposed Changes to Permitted Primary Health Care Centre in Kildare Town

February 3, 2012

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council to carry out changes to a previously permitted Primary Care Health Centre in Kildare Town on Hospital Street.  It is proposed to reduce the size of the centre from 4 to 3 storeys and carry out other alterations.  The development, if permitted, will include provision for a GP and pharmacy.

McDonalds Lodge Application for Restaurant and Drive Thru in Kildare Town

November 15, 2011

McDonalds have lodged an application for a restaurant and assocaited drive-thru on lands adjoining Tescos (currently under construction) on the south side of Kildare Town, close to the Kildare Outlet Village.  This area of the town has been notable for the absence of any development over the period of the Celtic Tiger but since the recession has hit ironically the area has changed dramatically.  This will continue if McDonalds are successful with their permission.

Submissions sought for new Plans: Newbridge, Maynooth & Kildare Town

August 18, 2011

Kildare County Council are now seeking submissions concerning the preparation of Local Area Plans for Newbridge, Maynooth and Kildare Town. This represents an opportunity for land owners to seek to have their lands rezoned. The next opportunity will be in six years time. The deadline is the 7th September 2011. An issues paper has been prepared by the Council to highlight the relevant issues relating to each town and these are available on the Council’s website.

An Bord Pleanala grant permission for new Tesco store in Kildare Town

April 1, 2011

An Bord Pleanala have upheld the decision of Kildare County Council to grant permission for a new convenience store in Kildare Town, along with some minor retail units.  The scheme was granted despite the fact that an Action Area Plan had not been adopted by the elected members as per the Kildare Town LAP.  The Bord instead relied on a plan prepared by the Planning Authority but which had no input from the public.  This is similar to the situation in Naas where Superquinn was granted permission again on the back of a plan prepared by the Planning Authority which had no public consultation.  The reliance on plans which have no public participation in terms of making decisions on planning applications brings into question the right of the public to be involved in determining development in their own respective locality; after all this right is enshrined in planning legislation and forms the cornerstone of most plans prepared by the Council.

A chance to have your say on the future of Kildare Town

March 22, 2010

A public meeting will take place tonight, Monday March 22, to give all Kildare town residents the chance to have their say on the development of the town.

Kildare County Council is in the process of reformulating Kildare town’s local area development plan.

A community forum is being formed, organised by County Kildare Leader Partnership, to get the views of how the town should be developed in the coming years.

Everyone interested in being part of the process is invited to attend a series of public meetings.

The first one will take place on at 7.30pm in Aras Bhride Parish Centre.

The meeting is open to everyone in the town.

Published Date: 22 March 2010, Leinster Leader

New waste water treatment plant for Kildare Town gets the nod

March 18, 2010

The Dáil has rubberstamped funding for Kildare town’s new waste water treatment plant, which will cost over E20 million.

The news of the E17.6m funding came through last Friday from the Department of the Environment and has been greeted with delight in Kildare town.

Contractors EPS/SIAC, who won the tender competition run by Kildare County Council to construc the new plant, are expected to commence work shortly.

The long-awaited works will upgrade and expand the sewerage infrastructure in Kildare town. Local commentators said it will give an economic boost to the town. Economic growth and development has been stymied in Kildare town because planning permissions are conditional on the new treatment system coming online. (more…)