Sallins nursing home plan in balance

The Waterways.
THE need for water disposal infrastructure could stall future development at The Waterways in Sallins.

THE need for water disposal infrastructure could stall future development at The Waterways in Sallins.

A number of planning conditions, imposed by Kildare County Council when permission was sought for a nursing home, relate to how water is taken away from within the development.

The conditions include the construction of a 90 centimetre wide surface water sewer which will outfall to the River Liffey.

Sallins councillor Paddy McNamara wants the council to identify the problems at the development so that a job creation enterprise might be facilitated within the building.

The council want this work completed and has written to the receiver appointed to the development company, Ichleigh Developments.

The company was placed in receivership by the Bank of Ireland almost four years ago. Council officials were reluctant to discuss the issue at a council area meeting last week because an appeal against a decision to develop a nursing home at The Waterways is due from An Bord Pleanala on June 3. Sonas Property Holdings Ltd was refused permission to develop a 50 bedroom nursing home four months ago and SPH appealed this decision.

- Paul O’Meara