BREAKING: Green light for Kildare Village extension

Phase three

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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BREAKING: Green light for Kildare Village extension

An Bord Pleanla have given the green light for the third extension to the retail shopping outlet centre Kildare Village.

The plans for the €50m Kildare town extension were lodged by Value Retail Dublin Ltd last May and include the addition of 29 new shops, two new restaurants and 460 new car parking spaces as well as new ATM facilities at a site located to the north of St Brigid's Primary School's existing sports ground, south of Abbey View house and north east of the Kildare Tourist outlet village, accessible from the Nurney Road.

The board has granted permission for phase three with the same conditions as set down by Kildare County Council. 

“The Board see no reason to revise the conditions and permission has been granted with the same conditions,” said a spokesperson from An Board Pleanala.

The expansion will bring the number of outlets in the discount designer village to 120 adding to brands such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and French Connection. 

The council sought  a revised proposal from Retail Value Dublin Ltd to provide a high quality footpath network from the outlet centre to the historic town centre for ease of access for pedestrians.

The council also queried how the discount retail outlet will provide for additional car parking spaces required for Phase Three.

A specific concern regarded the displacement of the temporary car park with 146 spaces for a two storey car park with 460 spaces.

READ MORE: Concerns over phase three

It questioned if the two storey car park should provide for 572 spaces, raising concerns that an under-estimation of car parking requirements could have knock on implications for congestion at the motorway interchange.