Plans for a major new residential development in Newbridge have been given the green light.
Tom O'Brien, receiver for the assets of Declan Gardiner had applied for permission to construct 364 homes in Rosberry over a seven year period on a 13 hectare site.
Kildare planners have now approved the application.
385 no. dwellings and associated car parking (327 no. 2 storey 3/4 bed houses;48 no. 3-storey duplexes consisting of 24 no. 1 & 2 bed apartments and 24 no. 2 & 3 bed units, 6 no. 2-storey 2-bed townhouses and 4 no. 3-storey 3-bed townhouses) totallying 44,473 sqm gross floor area. The proposed development also includes 1 no. 2-storey crèche building (541 sqm) and associated parking; 19,449 sqm of public open space; associated internal road network; public lighting; surface water attenuation; landscaping and all associated site clearance/demolition and site development works and connections to site services. An Environment Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the planning application. Planning Permission is sought for a period of 7 no. years to allow for development on a phased basis. The site measures approximately 13.1 Ha (12.8 Ha developable area) and is bounded by Sexes Road to the south; "Roseberry Hill" to the southeast; Mooney's Road to the north; Rickardstown House to the northwest; and Station Road to the west. The application site is proposed to be accessed from Station Road and via Roseberry Hill. As revised by Significant Further Information: the main changes include but are not limited to a reduction in the number of proposed dwellings from 385 no. to 364 no.; the removal of all duplex/apartment units and replacement with houses; revisions to overall layout, house types, design and mix including an increase in the number of 2 no. bedroom houses; increase in the amount and design of open space; alterations to boundary treatments; road improvements including changes to road design; changes to car parking; relocation and redesign of proposed crèche; revised landscaping; and other information to assist the Authority in making its decision. The revised scheme retains the proposed northern portion of the site and the proposed access onto Station Road.