File photo: Kildare County Council HQ
A plan to provide light industrial warehouses at Monread Road, Naas, has been upheld on appeal.
Thoval Properties, Kilmeague, Naas, was given permission by Kildare County Council for 16 warehouses in September.
The site is located near the M7, Smyths toy store and the Maryfield Court apartment development and one of the residents objected to the proposal.
His reason for objecting was an increase in the amount of traffic on the road to the apartment.
He also cited the unsuitability of the site access road for cars, vans and trucks, which “would be accessing the proposed development.”
He also feared there would be an increase in noise and pollution “both during and post construction.”
Thoval noted that the site has been the subject of two successful planning permissions but neither was acted upon due to the economic downturn.
Thoval also noted that the lands are zoned for industrial/warehousing use in the most recent plan and the nearest apartment to the site is 30 metres away.
It further said that the council could have strong grounds if it needs to initiate enforcement action as a result of a noise complaint.
An Bord Pleanála granted permission subject to 14 conditions including prescribed noise levels and a construction management plan. This plan will have details about construction working hours as well as the timing and routing of traffic.