Lidl in Kildare town have applied for planning permission to Kildare County Council to make significant changes to their store.
The application seeks permission for the construction of a single storey, licensed, discount foodstore with a gross internal area of 2,192 sqm incorporating an off-licence area at Magee Barracks, Hospital Street.
It also seeks to demolish the existing structures including the gatehouse and an ancillary building, public space and pedestrian access to and from Hospital Street.
A temporary, single point of vehicular access and egress is proposed to and from Hospital Street. The temporary access would be closed off when vehicular access through the wider Magee Barracks Masterplan lands is available. Boundary treatment consistent with that on either side, along Hospital Street would be put in place once the temporary access is closed off.
Provision is made in this development for a point of vehicular access within the application site up to the application site’s eastern boundary to allow for the future permanent access.
The development also includes two pedestrian crossing points on Hospital Street; car parking and cycle parking; all boundary treatment both temporary and permanent as required; ancillary mechanical plant; trolley bay structure; ancillary signage including 1 No. double sided illuminated totem sign at the entrance from Hospital street and other signage associated with the food store; and all necessary site development works and services including all drainage and related underground works.
The application is at pre-validation stage and all submissions must be made by April 17 next.