Straffan development site
A big change to the environment of Straffan village will take place if a 22 residence granted planning permission in the village goes ahead.
Bord Pleanala has granted permission to Gerard Gannon Properties for a development adjacent to the Mace Service station in the village at Lodge Park, Station road.
The development, which lies within metres of the K Club, was granted permission by Kildare County Council. Initially permisison was sought for three retail units, five apartments and 15 houses.
But following further information request from the Council, the retail units and the aparments were omitted.
Two nearby residents appealed the decision, arguing among other things, that the development would devalue their property by €100,000 but the appeal board inspector said that because the site was within the village boundary and was proposed for serviced land, it would be inappropriate to refuse permission.
The site will have land for public use.