21-acre Tully site in Kildare with plans for 164 units up for auction


Paula Campbell paula@leinsterleader.ie


Paula Campbell paula@leinsterleader.ie

21-acre Tully site in Kildare with plans for 164 units up for auction

The Tully Road site which is up for auction on April 7

A 21-acre site at Tully Road, Kildare town, which has planning permission for 164 units including a creche, is up for auction at Lawlers Hotel, Naas on April 7, unless previously sold.

This residential development site is not far from Kildare Village and the M7 exit and is being sold by Rea Coonan.

According to the estate agents, the site offers a “good mix of housing designed by McCrossan O’Rourke Manning”. It said this low unit density potentially provides opportunities to enhance the value by amending the current planning permission.

The property is located on the eastern side of Tully Road, a road linking Kildare with the Irish National Stud. The land is bounded by Tully Road to the west and Meadow Road to the north.

Located approximately 500m to the south of the town centre, the Kildare Health Centre is the immediate north of the site. The plans also allow for a two storey commercial building.

The M7 motorway is located to the south of the property.

Planning permission was granted in 2013 after An Bord Pleanála overturned Kildare County Council's decision to refuse planning to Makros Ltd for the development due to possible flooding concerns.

In deciding not to accept the Inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission, the Board, having regard to the surface water drainage options available, found the position of the planning authority concerning surface water drainage was not reasonable.

The Board accepted the applicant’s position in relation to the “adequacy of available capacity in the existing 300 millimetre pipe on Tully Road.”

“Furthermore, in the event that such capacity is required in the future for national roads projects, alternative surface water drainage arrangements via the syphon are available and such arrangements are within the power of the statutory authority to implement,” noted An Bord Pleanála.