€100k Kildare town traffic plan held up by council regulation

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Paula Campbell paula.campbell@leinsterleader.ie

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Paula Campbell paula.campbell@leinsterleader.ie

€100k Kildare town traffic plan held up by council regulation

File photo: Kildare town

Despite €100,000 in Local Property TAx funding agreed for a new traffic management plan for Kildare town, no progress has been made on the plan since last year.

Councillor Suzanne Doyle requested timelines for the long awaited new plan at last month's Kildare Newbridge Municipal District meeting. The response from the council said that the issue is under discussion with regard to the identification of timelines and resources required for the plan. Members were told that they would have to wait for a further update on the plan when all the issues have been clarified.

“The new plan must be comprehensive and be able to stand the test of time,” said Cllr Doyle speaking to the Leinster Leader.

“It needs to look to the future and the needs of the town for the next 15 years. Large development is immenient and the plan needs to reflect this.

“The funding is in place from LTP funds so now it is a matter of getting it put out to tender. You can see the traffic build up in the town now so the plan needs to look ahead - In ten to 15 years time the population will increase so it must be future proofed. It needs to happen soon.”