UNCERTAINTY over sewerage systems and concerns over the safety of a road are among the reasons given by Bord Pleanala to refuse permission for houses in Clane, writes Henry Bauress.
The Board turned down an application which was made by Michael Wade for four houses on the Ballinagappa road.
Kildare County Council had already refused permission.
It said the sewerage network is “seriously deficient in capacity” and is connected to the Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant.
This plant is overloaded and discharges into the River Liffey, an important source of drinking water.
Lack of certainty over capacity at the the Clane area sewerage network and to the Osberstown WWTP, it said it would be “premature” to granted permission.
Work is due to begin on expanding the Osberstown plant in September.
The Board also ruled out individual WWTP’s for zoned Clane lands on health grounds.
The Bord also said the Ballinagappa road was, effectively, not safe for vulnerable road users.