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Áras Chill Dara,
             Páirc Devoy,
                  An Nás,
                             18 Aibreán 2008.




A Bhaill Uile,
Tionólfar cruinniú míosúil de’n Chomhairle Chondae ar 2.00 tráthnóna dé Luain, an 28 Aibreán 2008, i seomra na Chomhairle, Áras Chill Dara, Páirc Devoy, An Nás, agus iarrtar ort bheith i láthair.

The monthly meeting of the Council will be held at 2.00p.m. on Monday, 28 April 2008 in the Council Chamber, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, and you are invited to attend.


Le gach dea ghuí,

A.C. Talbot        
Meetings Administrator.




  1.   Chun miontuariscí 31 Marta 2008 a ghlacadh agus tuarisc ar dul chun cinn a thabhairt
        faoi ndeara.
        To adopt minutes of monthly council meeting of 31 March 2008 and to note progress
        report (copies enclosed)

  2.   To note minutes of committee meetings.
        Clane area – 11 March 2008
        Celbridge area – 14 March 2008
        Kildare area – 5 March 2008   
        Leixlip area – 15 February 2008
        Naas area – 18 March 2008
        (copies enclosed)

  Gnó Reachtúil
        (Statutory Business)

  3.   To approve disposal of the following lands at:
(a) 9 Willowbrook Lodge, Celbridge, Co Kildare.
(b) Apt. 37, Ballymany Mews, Newbridge, Co Kildare.
(c) 20 Moneen View, Hollands, Kildare Road, Athy, Co Kildare.
(d) 42 Park View, Clane, Co Kildare.
(e) 6 Coney Meadows, Coneyboro, Carlow Road, Athy, Co Kildare.
(f) 96 Coney Meadows, Coneyboro, Athy, Co Kildare.
(g) 0.6248 ha. at Killhill, Kill, Co. Kildare.
(Statutory notices already circulated)


4.   To fill vacancies in the membership of the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee.
        (Correspondence enclosed)


 5.   To fill committee vacancies and to appoint representatives to external bodies as follows:
(a) Kildare Twinning Committee
(b) Burrin Drainage Committee
(c) Protocol Committee
(d) Local Rural Water Monitoring Committee
(e) Finance Committee
(f) Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee.
(see enclosed memo from housing department)

 6.   To receive half yearly reports from Strategic Policy Committees:
- Housing and Social Inclusion
- Local Urban and Rural Development
        (reports enclosed)


7.   To consider budgetary report for the quarter ended 31 March 2008
       (report to follow)

8.   To consider Local Government Auditor’s report on the Annual Financial Statement 
       2006 (report enclosed)

9.   To receive briefing on new budget format.
       (New format of 2008 Budget enclosed)


10.  To consider material contravention of the Development Plan for the County of Kildare
        (2005-2011) in respect of planning reference number in Register 06/2930.
        The development consists of 6 no. 3 bed detached bungalows,16 no. 3 bed semi
        detached bungalows, 16 no. 4 bed detached bungalows, 5 no. 4 bed dual aspect
        bungalows, 16 no. 5 bed bungalows, 1 no. 5 bed dual aspect bungalow, 9 no. 6 bed
        bungalows, together with all associated drainage, services, boundary wall treatment,
        site works, landscaped open spaces, 1 no. vehicular access road, tennis court,
        basketball court and children’s playground at Bawnogues, Straffan – applicant
        Mr. Martin Flannery.
        The development would contravene materially Section 6.7.6 of the County
        Development Plan 2005-2011 which states:” Where an area is not within an identifiable
        settlement, and is not otherwise zoned as part of this development Plan, or of any of the
        town development plans, the use of such land will be deemed to be primarily 
        agricultural.” (report to follow)

11.  To consider material contravention of the Development Plan for the County of Kildare
        (2005-2011) in respect of planning reference number in Register 07/1829.
       The development consists of construction of a new single storey detached Community
        Centre, incorporating office space, kitchenette, sanitary accommodation and storage
        space, with all associated site works at the corner of Assumpta Terrace, Ballymore
        Eustace – applicant Ballymore Eustace Community Development Association.
        The development would contravene materially Section 25.4 of the County Development
        Plan 2005-2011, which states: “The zoning objective in this case is to provide for low
        density residential development.” (report to follow)

12.  To consider material contravention of the Maynooth Local Area Plan 2002 in respect of  
        planning reference number in Register 08/97.
       The development consists of 1105 sq. m. two storey, 8 classroom primary school
        building including staff and pupil facilities, teaching support rooms and ancillary spaces
        and all associated site works including play areas, paths, perimeter boundary fencing,
        secure fencing and 2 no. new vehicular entrances onto the public road (R405) with set
        down and parking areas at Railpark, Celbridge Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare - applicant  
        Minister of Education and Science.
       The development would contravene materially Section 3.6.1 of the Maynooth Local Area
        Plan 2002, which states, “to retain and protect agricultural uses”. (report enclosed)

13.  To receive presentation on strategic environmental assessments. (3.40p.m.)

14.  To consider and adopt Manager's Report on proposed variations to the Draft Kilcullen
       Local Area Plan. (Report already circulated)

15.  To consider taking in charge of Simmonstown Manor, Celbridge.
       (report enclosed)

Corporate Services
16.  To adopt byelaws for the control and consumption of alcohol in public places in
       Castledermot. (copy enclosed)


17.  To consider raising of a loan under Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous
        Provisions) Act 1992 for: Monsasterevin Housing Association Ltd. at Fernsbridge,
     Monasterevin. (report enclosed)

18.  To note bi-monthly housing report. (report enclosed)

19.  Gnó an Mhéara / Mayor’s Business.

20.  Gnó an Bhainisteora / County Manager’s Business.

21.  Comhfhreagras / Correspondence.

Tairsceanna Láithreach
(Current Motions)
22.  Councillor Mc Evoy
       That a report be given on what strategy we have for dealing with discarded rubbish
       along roadsides, in ditches and other such locations and can our resources in this
       regard be increased to cope with a deteriorating situation.

23.  Councillor Mc Evoy
       That the council considers whether it should have a policy, as is now being applied in
       other local authorities, of relating planning approval to the availability of specified
       infrastructure, declared in advance, and thus relieving applicants of the burden and
       expense of preparing complex applications which are doomed in advance.

24.  Councillor S. Doyle
       That all objections, submissions and letters of support for planning permission files be 
       accompanied by a copy of driving license or passport from person making submission,
       where a submission is being made on behalf of a group it must be accompanied by
       identification from one or more persons associated with the submission.



25.  Councillor S. Doyle 
       That the recent practice of preparing local area plans without inviting pre draft
       submissions be suspended immediately and further more that any decisions to change
       the policy or practice of the manner in which this process is dealt with should be made
       by the planning authority.

26.  Councillor Kelly
       That Kildare County Council in consultation with Sustainable Energy Ireland, select a
       town in Kildare in which to set up a Sustainable Energy Zone, with a view to promoting
       the concept in other towns throughout the county in due course, and that the model of
       the Dundalk S.E.Z. be used to inform this process.

27. Gnó eile/Other business.