Opposition to housing plan

A proposal to build over 100 residential units in Naas has attracted a raft of objections.

A proposal to build over 100 residential units in Naas has attracted a raft of objections.

People living in areas close to the planed development at Naas West (close to Ploopluck Bridge and between the Old Caragh Road and the canal) have made submissions to Naas Town Council.

Le Monde Holdings, a Clane-based building company wants to build 43 houses and 58 apartments.

Residents of Caragh Court, New Caragh Court, Old Caragh Road, Abbey Bridge, Corbally Court and Caragh Green have contacted the council outlining concerns.

Caragh Green resident Joe Bergin is among the objectors and fears that if permission is granted it could mean that an access road to the site would impinge on part of a green area.

He also said that the development could be planned for within the 90 metres of the canal – an exclusion area where building is not normally permitted.

There are concerns too that because some of the land is beneath the level of the canal, it may not be suitable for development. Other residents believe the plan may not conform to the Naas Town Development Plan.