Sallins house proposal rejected

Naas is key town says Council chief

Henry Bauress


Henry Bauress


Sallins house proposal rejected

The canal at Sallins

KILDARE County councillors have voted to reject a proposal that they transfer a percentage of Naas’s allocated house building capacity over the next seven years to Sallins.

At a meeting to consider the Chief Executive, Peter Carey’s, report on proposal, in the draft County Development Plan, on October 10, councillors voted by a majority not to move one percent of its allocated population to Sallins.

Cllr Robert Power motion wanted Naas’s allocation of housing from now to 2023 reduced to 13.9% and and that of  Sallins increased from 1.9% to 2.9%.

The proposal would mean 942 houses for Sallins instead of 617 units.

The draft plan estimated there are currently around 2,027 dwellings in Sallins.

Cllr Power said he did not expect all of the Naas allocation would be developed

Mr Carey did not agreed with this move.

He said Naas is is a key destination for both future population and employment growth. He also said a new local area plan being prepared for Naas would be an opportunity to reconsider the role of Naas and its wider district, including Sallins.

Planner, Karen Kenny, said there were issues with Irish Water in Sallins.