Posts Tagged ‘straffan’

Residential Devlopment in Straffan Appealed

December 5, 2010

A decision by Kildare County Council to grant permission for 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by a third party.  The applicant also appealed the decision.


Appeal lodged in relation to 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare

November 16, 2010

Two appeals have been lodged in relation to Kildare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare; one by the applicant and one by a third party.

An Bord Pleanala refuse permission for Equestrian Tourist Facility at Turnings, Straffan

March 18, 2010

An Bord Pleanala have upheld a decision by Kildare County Council to refuse planning permission for an equestrian tourist facility at Turnings, Straffan, Co. Kildare.  The development involved the demolition of an abattoir and assoaited buildings to accomodate a language school for foreign students (including overnight accomodation), stables and farm managers residence. 

Despite the inspectors reasoning that the lanaguage facility could be permitted on unzoned lands (as it was equestrian related), and the Boards apparant acceptance of this fact, the Board refused permission on the basis of the risk of flooding in the long-term, the risk of environmental pollution of the River Morrell and the extent of works that are required to facilitate the developmen tbeing unsustinable at this location.

Kildare County Council refuse permission for stables and ancillary works at Ovidstown, Straffan, Co. Kildare

January 25, 2010

Kildare County Council refused permission for a development consisting of 17 stables, tack room, foaling stable and 24 hour foal watch unit (at first floor level), hay storage shed, new site entrance, new waste water treatment system, percolation area and associated site works at “The Paddocks”, Ovidstown, Straffan, Co.Kildare.  Permission was refused on the basis of:

  • deficiencies in the road network serving the area
  • high water table
  • exacerbation of haphazard/piecemeal development in the area

An Bord Pleanala refuse permission for intensification of commercial helicopter landing, service and storage facility in Straffan, Co. Kildare

January 13, 2010

An Bord Pleanala has refused permission for intensification of use of an existing helicopter storage area and apron, for use as a commercial helicopter landing, maintenance, storage and servicing facility at a site of circa 0.42 hectares at Wheatfield Lower, Straffan, County Kildare.  There were 2 no. reasons for refusal:

1. The proposed intensification and/or change in nature of helicopter flight manoeuvres at this site from private/agricultural to public/commercial within and in proximity to the defined approach zone to the main runway (runway 11) to Casement Aerodrome, a military aerodrome, would endanger or interfere with the safety and efficient navigation of aircraft in this area.

2. Having regard to the rural character of the area, to the proliferation of residential dwellings in the immediate vicinity, to the nature of the proposed development as a commercial helicopter maintenance and servicing facility and notwithstanding the existing noise environment which includes noise events from rail traffic on the existing main rail line, from air traffic from Casement Aerodrome on the approach zone over the site and from local vehicular traffic, the Board is not satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of property in the vicinity by way of the frequency and nature of noise events arising from the proposed development. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

Planning granted for Residential Development in K-Club

November 23, 2009

Kildare County Council granted permission on the 10th November 2009 to K-Club Ltd for a residential development located in the vicinity of the existing walled garden of the K Club resort, Straffan, Co. Kildare. The residential development will consist of 11 dwellings units. Access is via an existing road, which is to be modified, off the main hotel estate road.