Posts Tagged ‘newbridge’

Discount food store application at Hotel Keadeen appealed to An Bord Pleanala

December 21, 2011

An application by the owner of the Hotel Keadeen in Newbridge for a discount food store was refused by Kildare County Council. This is the second time the Council have issued a refusal. The applicant has now lodged a first party appeal against the Council’s decision with An Bord Pleanala.

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Successful Levies Appeal, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

October 3, 2011

An Bord Pleanla have reduced the development contribution (levies) for the subdivision of a unit in Main St, Newbridge by over half the amount imposed by Kildare County Council.

David Mulcahy Planning Consultants Ltd took the case to the Board on behalf of the applicant who was unhappy with the €21,150 levy applied by the Council.  The Board agreed that the levy was excessive and had not been applied in accordance with the Council’s own development contribution scheme.  It was reduced to €10,327.

The €21,150 levy had actually been a reduction on a previous application for the same development when a €26,100 levy applied.  The second application was lodged with a view to gaining access to the Board in order to appeal the decision which was considerd to be excessive.

Interestingly a further credit against levies previoulsy paid on the floorspace in question was not supported even though the Council agreed to this credit in their submission to the Board.  The Board considered that because the levies were applied and collected prior to the commencement of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 a credit would not apply.

Aldi apply for planning permission again in The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge

September 28, 2011

Aldi have lodged another planning application for a discount food store in the gounds of the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge having previously been refused by the Council.

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.

Temporary Ice Rink Proposed for Newbridge, Co. Kildare

August 11, 2011

An application has been lodged with Kildare County Council for a temporary ecological ice rink in the Courtyard Shopping Centre, Newbride, Co. Kildare.

Tougher Requirements for One Off Dwellings under consideration

February 21, 2011

The elected members are currently considering significant new changes to the current requirements for persons seeking one off houisng in the Kildare countryside.  The current proposal is for the county to be divided in two.  The south of the county (south of Newbridge) will enjoy similar requirements as under the current plan but those seeking one off houses to the north of Newbridge and east of Newbridge will be subject to more onerous requirements i.e. 18 year residency in a rural area as opposed to 12 years, site must be 5k from family home as opposed to 8km.  Following a number of public meeting by local councillors and TD Sean O’Fearghaill a significant amount of submissions have been lodged with the Council as part of the final round of the public consultation process in preparing the new plan.

Aldi Lodge Planning Application on Grounds of Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge

January 6, 2011

Aldi lodged a planning application just before Christmas for a discount foodstore on the grounds of the Keadeen Hotel, Ballymany, Newbridge.  Aldi do not have any store in Newbridge to date.

Petrol station, shop and delicatessen in Newbridge turned down by An Bprd Pleanala

January 4, 2011

An Bord Pleanala has upheld the decision of Kildare County Council to refuse permission for a petrol station, shop and delicatessen on the Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  The Board ruled that the development would cause a trafic hazard and obstruction to road users.

Land rezoned against wishes of the County Manager

December 5, 2010

KILDARE County Council has voted to rezone industrial land near Tougher Business Park in the face of opposition from the County Manager.

Fine Gael Cllrs. Michael Nolan and Tony Lawler sought to zone 133 acres (54 hectares) of land adjoining the Tougher Business Park for industrial and warehousing.

On November 12, they asked councillors to reject a recommendation by the County Manager that the lands not be zoned.

But on November 18 last, following agreement to cut the amount of land to be rezoned for industry to 24 hectares, the Council voted 13-2 to rezone the land.

Two councillors, Murphy and McEvoy, opposed the motion and Labour members did not vote.

Senior officials advised against the proposal, including on the grounds that it could interfere with the possible route of a proposed major motorway.

They also said there were sufficient zoned lands in the county at the moment.

There is concern that the Minister for the Environment might ask the Council to revisit the plan if it breaches the regional and national guidelines by overzoning land

Permission for large-scale housing development refused in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

November 3, 2010

An Bord Pleanala has upheld the decision of Kildare County Council to refuse planning permission for 281 dwellings in Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  Similar to the Board’s refusals for residential development in the Naas/Newbridge area over the past while the reasons for refusal related to the deficency in foul infrastructure (Osberstown).

An Bord Pleanala Refuse Permission for 269 dwellings at Great Connell Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

December 18, 2009

An Bord Pleanala refused permission to Pat McGinn and Bernard Ross for 269 dwellings at Great Connell Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on the basis that the proposed development would be premature by reference to the existing deficiencies in the provision of sewerage facilities and the period within which this constraint may reasonably be expected to cease and would be prejudicial to public health.  Kildare County Council’s decision to grant permission for the proposed development (subject to 69 conditions) was appealed by Mr. Desmond Buckley of Great Connell Stud.

The deficiency is the provision of sewerage facilities (Osberstown) is continuing to be a major obstacle to development in Naas/Newbridge.

Planning Permission Refused for Large-scale Residential Development in Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

December 11, 2009

Kildare County Council have refused permission for a large-scale residentail development in Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  Ted Nugent, John Nugent & Declan Gardiner had sought permission for 281 no. residential units with a mixture of semi-detached and terrace housing. There were two reasons for refusal; the first related to the lack of capacity in the Osberstown WWTP and the second related to prematurity pending the construction and commissioning of the proposed foul sewer network from the site boundary to Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Newbridge East Sewer interceptor.