495 new homes planned for Newbridge and Rathangan

Huge developments

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Niamh O'Donoghue

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niamh.odonoghue@leinsterleader.ie

495 new homes planned for Newbridge and Rathangan

Kildare County Council now has two major housing applications to consider

Plans for 385 new houses for Newbridge and 110 homes for Rathangan have been lodged with Kildare County Council.

Tom O'Brien, (receiver over specified assets of Declan Gardiner) has applied for planning permission for 385 dwellings at Rickardstown and Roseberry.

The development, if approved, would provide 327 two-storey three/four bed houses; and 48 three-storey duplexes consisting of 24 one/two bed apartments and 24 two/three bed units, six two-storey two-bed townhouses and four three-storey three-bed townhouses.

The proposed development also includes a single storey crèche, public open spaces, internal road network; public lighting and landscaping.

An Environment Impact Statement has been prepared.

The application was lodged on September 14 and was being validated by the council at the time of going to press. The applicant is seeking planning permission for a period of seven years to allow for development on a phased basis.

The site measures approximately 13.1 hectares and is bounded by Sexes Road to the south; Roseberry Hill to the southeast; Mooney's Road to the north; Rickardstown House to the northwest; and Station Road to the west.

The application site is proposed to be accessed from Station Road and via Roseberry Hill.

Submissions can be made by October 18.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated planning application, Thoval Properties wants to build 110 two-storey dwellings consisting of 60 three-bed semi-detached units, 20 four-bed semi-detached units with optional rear kitchen extension, 30 three-bed terrace in two blocks of three and six blocks of four.

The plans also allow for a new vehicular access to 12.4 acre site at Temple Mills, Yellow Lough Cross, Sheene, Rathangan. Submissions accepted up to October 12.