Property rights questioned in Celbridge planning dispute

The garage compount in central Celbridge which is the subject of a planning objection
KILDARE County Council has been asked to check the ownersip of a property in central Celbridge following a planning application for retention of a fence and car compound at Laural Lane near the junction with the town’s bridge.

KILDARE County Council has been asked to check the ownersip of a property in central Celbridge following a planning application for retention of a fence and car compound at Laural Lane near the junction with the town’s bridge.

Motor mechanic, Tony King, has applied for permission to retain a fenced off compound which is opposite his garage in the narrow lane close link the Lucan road with the Hazelhatch road

Mr. King has support from nearby solicitors, the O’Riadas, vet, Finbarr Heslin, and Celbridge Snooker Club, all of whom operate nearby.

But against a background of disagreement, long time residents, Jill Barrett and her sister, whose family have lived there since 1954, oppose the retention arguing the fenced off area is common ground.

Supporter say the fence provides security, lower anti-social behaviour and maintaining jobs. Ms. Barrett says there is an ongoing unauthorised development. She has asked for clarity on ownership, safety and a Council proposal for public parking.

- Henry Bauress