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Plans For A Hotel In Kildare Town Met With Opposition

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Kildare Village and Tesco have lodged objections to the plans

Plans for a six-storey 158-bedroom hotel for Kildare town have been met with local opposition.

On January 6th, Murlyn Capital Investments Ltd lodged plans with Kildare County Council for an hotel at the junction of Nurney Road and Monasterevin Road..

The application is for “development consisting of the construction of a 158 bedroom, in a 6 storey block”, as follows:

1) a 158 bedroom hotel including a ground floor public bar (ca.100 sq m) and independent cafe /restaurant (ca. 106 sq m)

2) a ground floor set down area including one car parking space;

3) a partial basement comprising 59 car parking spaces;

4) a rooftop plant area of ca. 285 sq m:

5) a rooftop solar array with an overall area of ca. 312 sq m;

6) 20 no. bicycle spaces;

7) 2 no. vehicular entrance, one service entrance off the Monasterevin Road (R445), and a car parking entrance/ set down area off the Nurney Road (R415);

8) Associated plant, infrastructural connections, boundary works and site development works

The proposed development would be next to the Kildare Village Retail site.

Planning consultants, on behalf of Kildare Village, have lodged an objection, stating that the proposed six story development would be overbearing compared to the two-storey Kildare Village development. 

The report, also contends, that car parking for the hotel would spill over into Kildare Village car parks..

Others objecting include “the Monasterevin Road Residents Association”, while Transport Infrastructure Ireland says a grant of permission would adversely affect the national road network.

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