Posts Tagged ‘tesco’

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.

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Permission granted to Tesco for revised version of district shopping centre on Monread Road, Naas, Co. Kildare

December 11, 2009

Nass Town Council has granted permission to Tesco for a smaller version of the previously permitted district shopping centre on the Monread Road (1st Dec 2009).  The office content of the permitted scheme has been omitted from the current scheme in response to the downturn in the market.