New Naas houses approved

An Bord Pleanala agrees with new housing development plan for the Craddockstown/Blessington Road area

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara

New Naas houses approved

Naas town centre

An Bord Pleanala has given the green light to a plan to build over 280 houses at Craddockstown, Naas.

A Kildare County Council decision to approve the 284 house plan was appealed by Oakglade and Oakglade Close residents as well as the Trustees of Craddockstown Golf Club, which opened in 1994.

The houses will be built on 25.6 acres of land at Craddockstown and the site will be accessed from the Blessington Road.

KCC gave the go ahead to Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Developments Ltd for the houses a little over five months ago.

Among the conditions upheld or imposed by APB is that a maximum of 123 houses along with site development works and public open spaces will be built initially.

No works on the remainder of the houses will begin until a contract for the construction of the link road between the Blessington Road and the Dublin Road (the final section of the ring road encircling Naas) has been signed by KCC.

This is to allow for phased residential development having regard to the capacity of the existing road network in the Naas area.

Measures to ensure the safety of the occupants of some of the houses (the higher numbers) from stray gold balls from the adjoining golf course must be submitted to KCC for agreement.

Improvements to the Blessington Road/Ballycane Road junction including the installation of a traffic CCTV camera, connected to KCC's traffic management section, must be drawn up as well as upgrades to other junctions in the area.