File photo: Kildare County Council HQ
A plan to provide 61 steel shipping container self storage units in Naas has been given the green light.
There were no objections to the proposal at the premises of Euro Quality Cladding at the Monread Industrial Estate in Naas.
The company is based at the IDA Industrial Estate, Monread Road.
The company responded that this will be a separate enterprise from the existing manufacturing facility “but is to be retained within the existing company’s structure” adding “the development is intended to make better economic use of the lands in support of the company”. The company also said this may be extended, depending on the level of success.
Based on the company’s experience with its similar self storage facility in Wales that the users will be 60% domestic and 40% commercial; it will operate on a self service 24 hour/ 7 day week basis which will further reduce any potential traffic impact.
The applicant has also pointed out that the industrial estate already houses factories which operate on a 24 hour basis and this type of development is not within or close to a residential development.
The site lighting will use low energy components which limit glare on to the roadway.