AIB staff asked not to park in Naas housing area following complaints

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AIB staff asked not to park in Naas housing area following complaints

Time House at Blessington Road, Naas

AIB staff working in Time House, Blessington Road, Naas, have been asked by their employer not to park in the nearby residential area of Sundays Well.

It follows complaints from residents about people leaving their cars in the estate. The issue was raised at Kildare County Council level by Cllr Anne Breen.

The bank has told KCC an upgrade of its site before Christmas resulted in additional parking spots.”We engaged with all or staff asking them to respect our neighbours and not to park in any residential areas,” a bank representative told KCC.

It has also been pointed out that parking is available at the nearby Hederman’s car park for €3 a day.

The bank has also indicated that it has been in contact with residents in Sundays Well.

“This has been on the agenda for five years. People sometimes can’t get out of their homes. It’s really wrong and Hederman’s care park is only a few minutes down the road,” Cllr Breen said in January when she asked the council to contact the bank.

It has emerged, however, that KCC can do little except put down double yellow lines and these would have to be observed by everybody who parks in the area.

Last year planning permission was sought by AIB for an additional 25 car parking spaces, the redesign of existing spaces as well 20 new sheltered bicycle parking spaces and the relocation of existing spaces. Permission was granted also for barriers and landscaping work.

In 2017 an application was made for 24 spaces and was turned down. This was refused because the final route of the Naas inner relief route had not been chosen.

Time House is a three storey office building where some 500 people work on two daily shifts.