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Decision awaited on new house building plan for Naas outskirts

View pictured from the entrance junction to Piper's Hill Campus, with Killashee View in the background,  at Killashee, Naas. Pic: Tony Keane.

View pictured from the entrance junction to Piper's Hill Campus, with Killashee View in the background, at Killashee, Naas. Pic: Tony Keane.

A major property development company is awaiting a decision on whether it can proceed with the construction of more than 200 new homes in Naas.

Dublin-based Ballymore Residential Ltd., has applied for permission to construct 238 houses of varying sizes at Piper’s Hill, Killashee, close to both the second level school and the Killashee View residential development.

Most of the houses (184) are in the Naas Town Council area with the remainder (54) in the Kildare County Council area.

The application is a replacement proposal for planning permissions already granted at the site as far back as 2005 when ambitious development plans were announced for that land. A decision on whether to approve this house building plan will be made early next month.

After the plans were lodged a Killashee View resident, Cian O’Meara, complained that a two storey building would effectively overlook the established dormer bungalows at Killashee View. He also said there must be adequate screening between the 2 developments in the form of trees and plants. He said the privacy and value of houses at Killashee Veiw must be protected.

The development company has responded to a number of points raised by NTC regarding site levels and it asked the company to demonstrate that Killashee View won’t be “negatively impacted upon.”

It raised issues about the house types and said one type proposed is “excessive in scale and height” as well as the quality and layout of the public open space planned for the new development.

The company has replied to the points raised. It says an existing mature hedgerow at KV will be retained and that minimum separation distances of 22 meters with KV houses will be maintained.

 

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