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Mast could be installed at site of Leixlip health centre

The former ESB building and site  in Leixlip for which a proposed health centre business and car park is being  planned. Photo: Mark Cribbin

The former ESB building and site in Leixlip for which a proposed health centre business and car park is being planned. Photo: Mark Cribbin

A controversial mast on former ESB site in Leixlip could be installed on the primary health care centre planned for the site.

The site is now owned by Kildare County Council.

There have been a number of legal objections to the mast over the years but planning permission has been granted by Bord Pleanala and others.

The IT industry has also argued in the past that if the telecommunications mast is removed from the town centre, business in the area will suffer.

At Leixlip Town Council on 14 January, Town Manager, Peter Minnock, said the removal of the mast could be considered next year, as the licence for it will expire on 15 July 2015.

Mr. Minnock said questions of whether the mast could be located on the planned primary care centre, which is to be built on the former ESB site.

He said the mast is not on the land which is being sold but its removal could be considered.

The Council was told mast owner, Meteor, would meet the Town Council to discuss its concerns.

 

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