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Appeal Lodged Against Decision To Grant Planning Permission For Large Home On Community Lands In Newbridge

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A Newbridge area Councillor said in granting the permission the planning authority contravened several of its own objectives.

Cllr. Rob Power has confirmed that he has lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanala against the recent decision by Kildare County Council to grant permission for an 11,000 sq ft home on Community Lands in Ryston, Newbridge.

In his appeal to the Board, the Newbridge area Councillor claims that the grant of permission does not constitute proper planning or sustainable development and that in granting permission, the planning authority contravened several of its own objectives.

In particular the lands at Ryston were zoned for Community and Educational use where typically it is not permitted to build a dwelling.

 Cllr. Power is also concerned that this decision impacts on the council’s ability to deliver public open spaces and community facilities in the future.

He said “the site in question at Ryston, beside the pitch and putt, is a key open space and has been identified in the draft town renewal plan as lands suitable for leisure activities.

It also adjoins the Liffey Linear park and so represents one of our last opportunities to deliver a public park of significance for future generations of Newbridge.”


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