Maxol appeal huge new Naas Applegreen


Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara

Maxol has appealed Kildare County Council’s decision to give the Naas Applegreen development the go-ahead.

Meanwhile, Applegreen has also appealed the amount of development levies charged by the local authority.

It says the council should have taken into account the existing ground floor space at the former Cemax factory which would see the levies cut from €751,953 to €127,707.

Appeals were also lodged with An Bord Pleanála from Design Consultancy Services, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Topaz Energy Group Ltd, and Lindon Ltd.

The council had given the green light for a three-storey training hub, a logistics and food research facility, loading bays, a motorway services area as well as 10 fuel pumps, a coffee facility, a 24-hour drivers lounge, and shop at the site at Maudlin's Roundabout, Naas.

The first appeal was lodged on June 29 and a decision is due from the planning appeals board by November 1.