Further information is being sought on the future plans for the expansion of the Kildare Village outlet. Kildare County Council made the decision on Tuesday March 27 and the company behind the development now have six months to respond.
Parent company Value Retail Dublin has pledged to create 480 jobs between the construction and operation of the phased development. The plans, if approved, will bring up to 34 new units to the retail outlet including two restaurants, and a new information centre. The expansion covers 7,000sq.m. and includes 409 car parking spaces. The extension of the retail outlet will take place on the Kildare side of the retail outlet on land adjoining the new Tesco store.
If the company need extra time to furnish information required by the council, it can apply for a three month extension to the six month deadline.
The village opened its doors in 2006 and sells high street and luxury brands at discount prices. There has been a broad welcome for the development but Cllr Suzanne Doyle has urged the council to put the proper traffic infrastructure in place in advance of any works for the sake of the village itself, the workers and the people who live in the town.