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KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL

 

Minutes of Monthly Meeting

held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 20 October 2008 at

Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare

 

Members Present: Councillor S Griffin (Mayor); Councillors P Black, F Browne,

W Callaghan, M Dalton, S Doyle, F Dukes, M Glennon, R Hendy,

G W Hillis, P Kelly, T McEvoy, J McGinley, P MacNamara, M Miley,

C Murphy, M Nolan, F O’Loughlin, J J Power, K Ridge and B Weld.

 

Apologies:               Councillors K Byrne, G Conway, L Doyle and D Fitzpatrick

 

Also Present:           Mr M Malone, County Manager, Messrs J Lahart, P Minnock and

E O’Sullivan (Directors of Services), C Talbot (Meetings Administrator) and other officials.

 

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1/1008

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The council considered the minutes of the monthly meeting held on 29 September 2008, together with the progress report.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Black, seconded by Councillor Hendy, that the minutes of the monthly meeting held on 29 September 2008 be confirmed and taken as read.

 

 

2/1008

Committee Minutes

 

The Council considered the committee minutes which had been circulated with the agenda.

 

Celbridge Area – 12 September 2008

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Ridge, seconded by Councillor Nolan, that the minutes be noted.

Kildare Area – 3 September 2008

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Nolan, seconded by Councillor Black, that the minutes be noted.

Naas Area – 16 September 2008

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Callaghan, that the minutes be noted.

 

3/1008

Disposal of land

 

4.65 acres at Rickardstown, Newbridge

The council considered statutory notice dated 7 October 2008 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to dispose of 4.65 acres at Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co Kildare to the Department of Education and Science in consideration of payment of €2,000,000 and subject to the following conditions:

§                Disposal to be by way of freehold interest to the Department of Education and Science;

§                Completion of a parallel contract between the parties for the provision of shared community facilities and access to and use of these facilities;

§                Legal costs and other relevant costs to be paid by respective parties.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor O’Loughlin, seconded by Councillor Nolan, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 

2.8 hectares at Ballinagappa Road, Clane

The council considered statutory notice dated 9 October 2008 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to dispose of 2.8 hectares at Ballinagappa Road, Clane, Co Kildare to Clane United Football Club in consideration of payment of €10 and subject to the following conditions:

§                Disposal to be by way of lease in accordance with Section 211 of the Planning and Development Act 2000;

§                The permitted user of the premises to be demised on foot of the lease shall be for the sole purpose of playing sport;

§                The lease will be for a period of 99 years and subject to a right of the Council to terminate the lease      prior to the expiry of its term in the event that the user of the premises as permitted by the lease ceases at any time during its term;

§                The lease will be in a format reasonably approved of by Kildare County Council in conjunction with its law agent;

§                The legal fees of the Council in effecting this transfer shall be paid by Clane United Football Club;

§                The lands shall be developed by Clane United Football Club for the sole purpose of playing sport;

§                The reserved rent shall be four hundred and forty Euro per annum, reviewable every five years.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor O’Loughlin, seconded by Councillor Nolan, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 

3.3 hectares at Ballinagappa Road, Clane

The council considered statutory notice dated 9 October 2008 which had been circulated to the members under Section 183 of Local Government Act 2001 signifying intent to dispose of 3.3 hectares at Ballinagappa Road, Clane, Co Kildare to Clane Rugby Club in consideration of payment of €10 and subject to the following conditions:

§                Disposal to be by way of lease in accordance with Section 211 of the Planning and Development Act 2000;

§                The permitted user of the premises to be demised on foot of the lease shall be for the sole purpose of playing sport;

§                The lease will be for a period of 99 years and subject to a right of the Council to terminate the lease prior to the expiry of its term in the event that the user of the premises as permitted by the lease ceases at any time during its term;

§                The lease will be in a format reasonably approved of by Kildare County Council in conjunction with its law agent;

§                The legal fees of the Council in effecting this transfer shall be paid by Clane Rugby Club;

§                The lands shall be developed by Clane Rugby Club for the sole purpose of playing sport;

§                The reserved rent shall be five hundred and twenty Euro per annum, reviewable every five years.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor O’Loughlin, seconded by Councillor Nolan, pursuant to Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001, that the council consent to the disposal of the land in accordance with the terms set out in the statutory notice.

 

 

4/1008

Alcohol Bye-Laws, Kildare Town

 

The Council considered proposed bye-laws relating to the possession and consumption of alcohol in Kildare Town and noted that they had been the subject of public consultation and had been agreed by the Kildare Area Committee.  The administrator confirmed that the wording of item 3(iii) had been amended to replace the word Authority with the word Council. 

Councillor McGinley noted that alcohol bye-laws had been adopted for a number of towns throughout the county, but did not seem to be implemented by the Gardai in many areas.  At the suggestion of the Mayor, Councillor McGinley agreed that this matter be considered by the joint policing committee when established.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Dukes, seconded by Councillor S Doyle, that the bye-laws to control the possession and consumption of alcohol in public places in Kildare Town be adopted, subject to the amendment to the text outlined above.

 

5/1008

Kildare Town Parking Bye-Laws

 

Mr Whelan, Senior Executive Officer, presented the review of the Kildare Town Parking Bye-Laws, which had been circulated to the members, setting out the proposed changes.  He informed the members that the Gardai had confirmed that they recommend the changes proposed to the bye-laws.  Councillor Dukes proposed that the double yellow lines on White Abbey Road be changed to a single yellow line.  This proposal was seconded by Councillor S Doyle.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Dukes, seconded by Councillor S Doyle, and agreed by the members that the Kildare Town Parking Bye-Laws 2008 be adopted, subject to the amendment outlined above.

 

 

6/1008

Briefing on Joint Policing Committees

 

Mr Skehan presented a briefing document on joint policing committees. He informed the members that the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government had launched new guidelines for the committees on 24 September. The committees would provide a forum where the Garda Síochána, together with local authorities, Oireachtas members and community Interests could make an important contribution to addressing issues relating to crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, issues of alcohol and drugs.  Mr Skehan said that a detailed report on the committees would be circulated to the members for consideration.

Resolved that the report be noted.

 

 

7/1008

Manager’s Report on the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 

The Manager’s report on submissions received in connection with the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan had been circulated.

 

The Mayor informed the members that the submissions would be dealt with in appropriate groupings.  Ms Shinners, Senior Executive Planner, addressed each of the submissions and the Manager’s response as follows:

 

Group 1 – Sallins Wharf – Submissions numbered 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 19, 21, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 81 to 91, 93 to 140.

 

Sample Submission          -           No 2 - Brendan O’Neill

Lands reserved in Sallins Wharf/Pier for the Sallins By-Pass should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

Response:

These lands which were previously subject to the Sallins By-Pass objective should be zoned “F” Open Space and Amenity.

Recommendation:

Amend Land Use Zoning Objectives map to show the subject lands as “F” Open Space and Amenity.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted, subject to the inclusion of an objective to provide a children’s playground within this zoning.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Group 2 – Castlesize – Submissions Numbered 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29

 

Sample Submission          -           No 4 - Joanne Doyle

Lands reserved in Castlesize for the Sallins By-Pass roads objective should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

Response:

These lands which were previously subject to the Sallins By-Pass objective should be zoned “F” Open Space and Amenity.

Recommendation:

Amend Land Use Zoning Objectives map to show the subject lands as “F” Open Space and Amenity.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Callaghan that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Group 3 – Sallins GAA – Submissions Numbered 11, 17, 24, 38, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 72, 73, 145.

 

Sample Submission          -           No 11 – Matt and Majella Corcoran

Submission raises concerns about the proposed relocation of the GAA Club and the subsequent rezoning of the lands for high density development.  The submission lists a number of concerns including the loss of green space, that the GAA Club should be within walking distance of the town, high density development inappropriate, lack of infrastructure to facilitate development and a lack of confidence in appropriate town planning.


Response:

The current recreational facilities in the town centre are no longer sufficient to cater for the needs of the relevant sports clubs.  A major constraint in relation to these facilities is the limitations in relation to parking provision.  The need for playing facilities in the town of sufficient size to cater for clubs and within easy access for the towns inhabitants is recognised.

Recommendation:

Amend Land Use Zoning Objectives map to extend the Local Area Plan boundary to accommodate the zoning of an additional 24 acres on the Clane Road for “F1” Open Space and Amenity uses to accommodate playing fields.  The site shall be accessed from the northern edge of the zoning and reservation shall be made for a through road objective which could eventually link up with the Sherlockstown Road.

Members Response:

Councillor Murphy requested clarification as to whether this land was owned by Kildare County Council.  Councillor Callaghan stated that the land would be transferred via a lease to the sports clubs who would be using the land.    Councillor MacNamara stated that this land should be zoned for amenity use for the people of Sallins and should not be allocated to any specific clubs. 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Power, that 30 acres of land at this location be zoned for Open Space and Amenity.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 145 – Patrick Johnson

(i)         Letters supporting the expansion of the Sallins GAA facilities from the Parish Priest, Rev. Thomas McDonnell and St Laurence’s National School Principal, Mr Noel Lanigan, have been submitted with this submission.

(ii)        Submission proposes the rezoning of the Sallins GAA site from (F) Open Space and Amenity to (A) Town Centre to facilitate the relocation of the GAA Club to a site in Bodenstown on lands owned by McCarthy Meats.

Response:

(i)         Noted

(ii)        The site be zoned A(2) Town Centre and that the lands on the Clane Road be zoned F1 Open Space and Amenity to facilitate the expansion of Sallins GAA.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change

(ii)        Change map number 4 of Land Use Zoning Objectives map as follows:

Change the zoning of the Sallins GAA playing fields from “F” Open Space and Amenity to A(2) Town Centre and to include the following text in Table 13 of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan.

“ The future development of this site shall have regard to the previous use of these lands as a public open space.  As part of the overall redevelopment of the site a public open space shall be the centrepiece of the design concept.  This space shall be open and inviting to not only any future inhabitants of this new development but also to the general public.  Linkages to this open space shall be paramount particularly from Main Street through Chapel Lane and to the proposed footbridge over the canal at the Sherlockstown Road.  The retention of the mature trees along the Sherlockstown Road will also be an integral element of the development.”

Members Response:

Councillor MacNamara stated that he was not in favour of the County Manager’s recommendation and considered that this would be bad planning.  He said that there was no need for any further residential zoning in Sallins.  He questioned why the recommendation was proposing a town centre zoning which would result in Sallins having three town centres.  He added that there had been no coherent development of Sallins and stated that many residents of the town, particularly those living on lands adjoining the site were opposed to the rezoning.  Councillor Glennon proposed the acceptance of the County Manager’s recommendation subject to one amendment that an area of 1/10th of an acre be included for a children’s playground. 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Callaghan, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted subject to the inclusion of a playground as outlined above, with 15 members voting in favour and 4 against.

 

Group 4 – Proposed Residential Zonings

 

Submission No 28 – Rory Tynan

Submission proposes that 8.3 ha. (20.72 acres) of lands at Sherlockstown crossroads, opposite Bodenstown Golf Course, be zoned for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  Residential development at this location would not be in the interests of proper planning and sustainable development of the area as the site is well outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 48 – Sean Keane

Submission proposes that the lands outlined to be zoned for residential use.  The lands are located to the east of Sallins outside the Local Area Plan boundary.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  Residential development at this location would not be in the interests of proper planning and sustainable development of the area as the site is well outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 49 – Matt Barnes & Associates on behalf of Thoval Properties

Submission proposes that a 15 acre site (6 ha.) close to the railway station on the Naas road outside the Local Area Plan boundary be zoned for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Callaghan, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 50 – Matt Barnes & Associates

Submission proposes that a 17 acre site (6.8 ha.), the majority of which is currently zoned Agricultural in the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan, be zoned for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 54 – Gerry McEvoy

Submission proposes that the landowner’s lands be zoned for residential purposes in the Sallins Local Area Plan.  The lands are located on the Sherlockstown Road outside the Local Area Plan boundary.  The landowner would consider providing an area for community gain in the event of the land being zoned.


Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 55 – Martin Gibbons

Submission proposes that the landowner’s lands be zoned for residential purposes in the Sallins Local Area Plan.  The lands are outside the Local Area Plan boundary and to the east of Sallins.  The landowner would consider providing an area for community gain in the event of the land being zoned.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Callaghan, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 57 – Damian O’Flynn

Submission proposes that 11 acres (4.45 ha.) be zoned for residential purposes on  lands inside the town boundary currently zoned Agricultural.  The landowner is willing to provide a 0.5 acre site for a playground and to contribute €150,000 to the construction of the facility as planning gain.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 58 – Mr G McDonald

Submission proposes the zoning of 27.1 acres (11 ha.) for residential purposes at Monread North adjacent to the M7.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  Residential zoning at this location would not be in the interests of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area as the site is well outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Callaghan, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 59 – Maguire & Associates on behalf of Liam & Jackie O’Brien

Submission proposes the zoning of 2.43 ha. (6 acres) of land located inside the Local Area Plan boundary currently zoned Agricultural for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 60 – Maguire & Associates on behalf of Colman Swan

Submission proposes the zoning of 5.27 ha. (13 acres) of land located just outside the Local Area Plan boundary on the Sherlockstown Road for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 70 – RPS Planning & Environment on behalf of Quinby Holdings Ltd

Submission proposes the zoning of 2.2 ha. (5.4 acres) of land located adjacent to the Grand Canal and the proposed Sallins by pass for residential purposes.  The lands in question were outside the boundary of the Sallins Local Area Plan 2001 and were zoned Agricultural in the Draft Local Area Plan.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 80 – Barrack Construction

Submission proposes the zoning of 13 ha. (32.1 acres) on the Sherlockstown Road just outside the town boundary for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 92 – Holly Baker

Submission proposes that lands within Sallins Wharf and Sallins Pier that were formerly reserved for the Sallins By-Pass should be zoned residential.

Response:

These lands which were previously subject to the Sallins By-Pass objective should be zoned “F” Open Space and Amenity.

Recommendation:

Amend Land Use Zoning Objectives map to show the subject lands as “F” Open Space and Amenity.


Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted, subject to the inclusion of an objective to provide a children’s playground within this zoning, as already proposed and agreed.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 151 – Frank Reynolds

Submission proposes the zoning of 4.6 acres (1.8 ha.) on the Sherlockstown Road just outside the Local Area Plan boundary for residential purposes.  Subject to zoning it is proposed to make a financial contribution to Sallins GAA.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 153 – Tony Boland

Submission proposes the zoning of lands in Kerdiffstown outside the Local Area Plan boundary for residential purposes.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  The site is located well outside the Local Area Plan boundary and, therefore, unsustainable for inclusion in the Sallins Local Area Plan.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Callaghan, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 156 – Simon Clear & Associates on behalf of Pat Shanahan and Brendan Heavey

Submission proposes the rezoning of lands inside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary currently zoned “H” Office, Light Industry & Warehousing,“I” Agricultural and “F” Open Space and Amenity to “B” Residential, with a specific local objective.  The submission also states that the landowners will cede lands in their ownership to the west of the subject site to Kildare County Council for community use subject to the proposed zoning.

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Group 5 – Other Proposed Zonings

 

Submission No 42 – John Butler

(i)         Submission requests that the area of the subject lands currently zoned for Town Centre uses in the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008 retain this objective when the Sallins Local Area Plan 2008 is adopted.

(ii)        The submission requests that a small area of land zoned Open Space and Amenity in the Draft Local Area Plan that is under the control of the landowner be zoned Town Centre.

Response:

(i)         Proposed that this area of land will remain zoned Town Centre as it is appropriate at this location fronting the main street and the canal.

(ii)        The land in question is zoned Open Space and Amenity as it was designated as public open space in the planning application for Osberstown Court housing development, therefore, in line with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area this site shall remain zoned Open Space and Amenity.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 45 – Gus Fitzpatrick

Submission proposes that the lands outlined to the east of Sallins should be rezoned for a mix of Housing, Office, Medical and General Industrial/Warehousing.

Response:

The zoning of these lands for any of the uses proposed is inappropriate and not in the interests of proper planning and sustainable development of the area as the lands are located well outside the Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 47 – Brian Meehan & Associates on behalf of Ronan Clarke

Submission proposes the rezoning of lands zoned Residential and Open Space and Amenity in the Draft Local Area Plan to Community and Educational to facilitate a medical and healthcare facility.  The facility will provide non-residential primary healthcare facilities for visiting members of the public.

Response:

The subject lands should remain zoned Residential and Open Space and Amenity as in the Draft Plan as these uses are more appropriate on the edge of the town.  The proposed development would result in a loss of amenity land and an increase in traffic in a residential area of the town.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Callaghan, seconded by Councillor Hillis, with 14 members voting in favour and 4 members voting against that the County Manager’s recommendation be rejected. 

 

Submission No 52 – Alan Flood

(i)         Lands south of the railway station should be rezoned for residential purposes.

(ii)        Lands zoned Office/Light Industry and Warehousing abutting the canal should have an amenity strip buffer zone between them and the canal and where there is a lack of an amenity buffer along the canal a change of zoning is required to remedy this.

Response:

(i)         Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

(ii)        These land zonings were carried forward from the Sallins Local Area Plan 2001 and although the extent of the zoning approaches the canal the towpath will be preserved for amenity purposes.  Any lands adjacent to the Grand Canal or River Liffey will be zoned for Amenity and Open Space purposes where appropriate.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor McGinley, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 


Submission No 61 – Maguire & Associates on behalf of Springwood Ltd

Submission proposes the rezoning of 4.75 ha. (11.73 acres) of land located inside the Local Area Plan boundary just south of the railway and just north of Hunterswood housing development from Residential (B) to Town Centre (A).

Response:

The Land Use Zoning Objective of these lands shall remain Residential (B) as this location is not suitable for Town Centre expansion.  These lands are situated within a residential area and this use is more suitable.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 62 – John Hanlon

Submission states that the landowner understands that his lands were zoned educational and sports and that he feels this is unfair as he made no request for this and wishes to have the land zoning reverted to Agriculture.

Response:

Agreed.

Recommendation:

Change Map No. 4 of the Land Use Zoning Objectives map as follows:

Change the zoning from “E” Community and Educational to “I” Agricultural of the lands adjacent to the primary school and south of the canal.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 75 – Andrew Kennedy

Submission requests that lands in Monread North adjoining the Kerdiffstown triangle be rezoned for a number of uses, housing, office development, medical centre, warehousing and general industrial. 

Response:

Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  Residential zoning at this location would not be in the interests of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area as the site is well outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.


Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission 141 – John Spain & Associates on behalf of John Butler,

Origin Enterprises

Same as per submission number 42.

Response:

Same as per submission number 42.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 147 – Tom Phillips & Associates on behalf of Mr Gerard Charlton and Mr Gordon Colleary

Submission proposes that Kildare County Council extend the Local Area Plan boundary to

include the subject site for Town Centre, Amenity and Residential Purposes.  It is intended to

provide 2.5 acres of land for a multi purpose sports facility as planning gain.

Response:

Inappropriate to extend the Local Area Plan boundary to include these lands for development.  In relation to residential zoned lands Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time.  Not an appropriate location for Town Centre expansion.  Amenity zoning is welcome, but would be contingent on the other uses being permitted.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 148 – Brendan Power, Architectural Design and Planning, on behalf of Patrick Murphy

(i)         Submission requests the zoning of 36.5 acres (14.7 ha.) on the Clane Road and south of the proposed Sallins By-Pass Road objective for residential purposes.

(ii)        The remainder of the landholding north of the Sallins By-Pass Road objective be zoned for agricultural purposes.

(iii)       The landowner may offer 8.4 acres (3.29 ha.) of land zoned Open Space and Amenity in the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008.


Response:

(i)         Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

(ii)        This land is located outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary.

(iii)       Gift of land is contingent on the zoning of the other lands for residential purposes.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 149 – Declan Brassil & Co Ltd on behalf of McCarthy Meats

(i)         Submission proposes the zoning of a quantum of land for residential purposes.

(ii)        Submission proposes the zoning of a quantum of land for local retail centre.

(iii)       Submission proposes the zoning of 10 acres for an educational campus.

(iv)       Reference made to submission 145 which sets out the intention of Sallins GAA to relocate to this site and have their current site zoned for Town Centre purposes.  This submission proposes the zoning of 30 acres for an Amenity and Open Space zoning, 25 acres to accommodate the GAA Club and 5 acres for soccer pitches.

Response:

(i)         Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

(ii)        The development of neighbourhood centre may be deemed acceptable if residential development was acceptable at this location as it is not a zoning of this nature is not required.

(iii)       Following consultations with the Department of Education it was ascertained that the current population and population projections for Sallins did not warrant a post primary school in the town.

(v)        The current recreational facilities in the Town Centre are no longer sufficient to cater for the needs of the relevant sports clubs.  The Council recognises the need for playing facilities in the town that are of sufficient size to cater for these clubs and are within easy access for the town’s inhabitants.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       Recommendation for submission number 11 applies.

Members Response:

On behalf of the members of the Naas Area Committee, Councillor Glennon proposed that the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary be extended and the following zonings be included:

10 acres Educational

30 acres Open Space and Amenity

30 acres Residential

20 acres Agricultural

The boundaries of the above zonings are identified on a map submitted by the Naas Area Committee to the Planning Authority on 20 October 2008.  Mr Kenny, Senior Planner, informed the members that residential zoning at this location, 1.5 km from the town centre, is not recommended.  This is based on population projection guidance available from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the lack of services available at this location.

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis, with 18 members voting in favour and 1 member voting against, that the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary be extended to include the zonings outlined above.

 

Submission No 150 – Tom Phillips & Associates on behalf of Mr Gerard Charlton and Mr Gordon Colleary

Same as per submission number 147.

 

Submission No 152 – Sean Keane

Submission proposes the zoning of lands in Kerdiffstown outside the Local Area Plan

boundary for Office/Light Industry & Warehousing uses.

Response:

Lands unacceptable for this type of development due to the lack of need for an employment zoning, as there are lands available within the Local Area Plan boundary for this use.  Lands are located well outside the Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 154 – Sean Keane

Submission proposes the zoning of lands in Kerdiffstown outside the Local Area Plan

boundary for Transport and Utilities use.

Response:

Site unsuitable for this type of development due to its location well outside the Sallins Local Area Plan boundary and poor vehicular and pedestrian links to the train station.

Recommendation:

No change.


Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 155 – Brian Meehan & Associates on behalf of Ronan Clarke

Same as per submission number 47.

 

Group 6 – Miscellaneous Issues

 

Submission No 1 – Declan Considine

(i)         Town Centre on both sides of the Canal is very busy and the junction at Flanagan’s Mill is dangerous.

(ii)        The current playing field is the only amenity area in the village and the town centre needs amenity development.  Relocating the GAA club to a drive to facility hinders pedestrian access to the facility.

(iii)       If the GAA Club were to relocate the vacated site in the town centre should be zoned for residential purposes, as it would be in keeping with the immediate surroundings.

Response:

(i)         Objective of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan to seek the construction of the Sallins By-Pass and this should reduce traffic volumes in the town by rerouting through traffic along this route.

(ii)        The Council recognises the need for additional Amenity facilities in Sallins.  The Draft Local Area Plan 2008 zones additional Open Space and Amenity lands close to the River Liffey including a town park objective incorporating a playground and playing fields.  Pedestrian access will be provided to all amenity developments once they are developed.

(iii)       Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

Recommendation:

(i)         To include the following objective in Section 6.1 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008. 

            TR 10: To prepare a Traffic Management Plan for Sallins within three years of the adoption of this Local Area Plan.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 


Submission No 22 – Pat Kidney

(i)         Submission welcomes the extension of open space and amenity in the Draft Local Area Plan.

(ii)        Submission is opposed to the relocation of the GAA from their current location.

(iii)       Lands reserved in Sallins Wharf/Sallins Pier for the Sallins By-Pass should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

Response:

(i)         Noted.

(ii)        Same as per submission number 11.

(iii)       Same as per submission number 2.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        Same as per submission number 11.

(iii)       Same as per submission number 2.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 25 – Sean Ashe, Kildare VEC

(i)         Submission considers that existing lands in educational use and the additional lands zoned Community & Educational in the Draft Local Area Plan are inadequate to meet the future needs of the area.  A 5 acre site is needed for a new primary school.

(ii)        Submission proposes that an approximate 5,000 sq ft site for a new Adult and Further Education Centre, Literacy and Basic Education, Youthreach is needed in Sallins and a developer should provide it.

Response:

(i)         Agreed.

(ii)        Agreed.

Recommendation:

(i)         To zone a 7 acre site “E” Community and Educational for the provision of a new primary school on the Clane Road adjacent to the ESB substation and to extend the Local Area Plan boundary accordingly.  The site shall be accessed from the northern edge of the zoning and reservation shall be made for a through road objective which could eventually link up with the Sherlockstown Road.

(ii)        To include the following objective in Section 4.1 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008:

            C 9: To support the provision of a 5,000-10,000 sq ft site for a new Adult and Further Education Centre, Literacy and Basic Education, Youthreach with the help of public and private stakeholders.


Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that (a) the request for educational zoning (as per (i) above) be incorporated within the 10 acre zoning for Education already agreed by the members and (b) that the Manager’s recommendation with regard to (ii) above be included in the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 35 – Kevin & Sheila Pyke

(i)         Lands reserved in Sallins Wharf/Sallins Pier for the Sallins By-Pass should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

(ii)        Submission supports the footbridges over the canal.

(iii)       Submission proposes the provision of a basketball/handball court/wall.

Response:

(i)         Same as per submission number 2.

(ii)        Noted

(iii)       The Draft Local Area Plan includes a Town Park Objective on lands zoned Open Space and amenity.  The objective endeavours to provide playing pitches and a playground for the town’s inhabitants to utilise.  The submissions suggestions could be incorporated when the park is being developed.

Recommendation:

(i)         Same as per submission number 2.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 36 – Bernadette & Gerard O’Dwyer

Submission agrees with the new Sallins By-Pass roads objective.

Response:

Noted.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 37 – James O’Dwyer

Same as per submission number 36.

 


Submission No 39 – James Lawless

(i)         New Sallins By-Pass route runs close to the Leinster Aqueduct and should not have a negative impact on it.  Sound barriers should be considered for this road.

(ii)        Lands reserved in Sallins Wharf/Sallins Pier and Castlesize for the Sallins By-Pass should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

(iii)       Proposal to introduce pay-parking in the town should cover the possibility of residential estates being used for all day parking.

(iv)       A towpath walk from Odlums site around by Osberstown Bridge and back into the village by road would be welcome and could be enhanced with surface gravel, safety rings and benches.

(v)        Increased civic buildings or land would be welcome in the village and there are a number of derelict buildings which could be refurbished for community purposes.

(vi)       The well at the GAA ground and the dry dock beside Sallins Pier should be protected.

(vii)      Submission suggests footpath and cycle path improvements and the upgrading of footpaths for people with disabilities, together with public transport improvements.

(viii)     Submission proposes a number of traffic management changes.

(ix)       Submission raises a number of concerns in relation to the canal and mooring situation.

(x)        A site should be identified for a replacement cemetery.

(xi)       Submission proposes that recycling bays are required in the village and that they should be provided in the Waterways development.

(xii)      Submission proposed to investigate the need for a secondary school in Sallins.

Response:

(i)         When road is being designed in detail regard will be had to impact on adjoining built, natural and archaeological heritage, mitigation measures will be included, including sound barriers, if necessary.

(ii)        Same as per submission number 2.

(iii)       The transportation section of the Draft Local Area Plan lists a number of objectives which endeavour to enhance vehicular movement and parking in the town.  A Traffic Management Plan will also be prepared for the town.

(iv)       Numerous footpath and cycle track objectives along the canal and River Liffey contained in the Draft Local Area Plan, illustrated on map number 3.

(v)        Section 9 of Part B of the Draft Local Area Plan states the Council’s commitment to the refurbishment of derelict buildings.

(vi)       A review of the RPS is underway and submissions will be considered in this regard.

(vii)      Section 6 of Part B of the Draft Local Area Plan includes a number of objectives that endeavour to improve pavements and cycle paths and indeed the public transport provision in the town.  These objectives emphasise the need to upgrade existing facilities for people with disabilities notably objectives TR4(1), PC 5 and PT 2.

(viii)     In relation to general traffic arrangement improvements this will be dealt with in a traffic management plan for the town.

(ix)       The Council is committed to the enhancement of the canal, in conjunction with Waterways Ireland, and this is reinforced in objective AR 9 of Section 7 of Part B of the Draft Local Area Plan.

(x)        There are no suitable sites for a graveyard within the Local Area Plan boundary, however, the Council would facilitate the extension of the existing graveyard a Bodenstown or the identification of a new facility.

(xi)       Objective SW 2of Section 5.4 of Part B of the Draft Local Area Plan endeavours to provide such a facility as part of any future development of the Town Centre site opposite the canal from Odlums.  If, however, agreement can be reached with the developer of the Waterways site to provide this facility the Council would not be opposed to it if funding is available.

(xii)      Department of Education has indicated that a secondary school is not required in Sallins.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        Same as per submission number 2.

(iii)       To include the following objective in Section 6.1 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008:

            TR 10: To prepare a Traffic Management Plan for Sallins within three years of the adoption of this Local Area Plan.

(iv)       No change.

(v)        No change.

(vi)       No change.

(vii)      To include the following objective in Section 6.3 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008:

            PC 10: To provide footpaths and lighting from Osberstown Junction to the Osberstown Canal Bridge subject to funding.  To update the Road Objectives map to illustrate this objective.

 (viii)    To include the following objective in Section 6.1 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008:

            TR 10: To prepare a Traffic Management Plan for Sallins within three years of the adoption of this Local Area Plan.

 (ix)      No change.

(x)        No change.

(xi)       No change.

(xii)      No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Power, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 


Submission No 40 – Patrick O’Sullivan, Spatial Policy Section, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Submission states that the Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Area Guidelines

supersedes the Residential Density Guidelines and, therefore, any reference made to the

later guidelines shall be updated/removed from the Plan.

Response:

Agreed.

Recommendation:

To remove Section 2.7 from Part A of the Draft Local Area Plan and update any reference to the superseded document.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor McGinley, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 41 – Carmel Dillon

(i)         Lands reserved in Castlesize for the Sallins By-Pass roads objective be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

(ii)        Submission encourages a Garda Station for Sallins.

(iii)       Submission encourages that recycling facilities be planned for in Sallins.

Response:

(i)         Same as per submission number 4.

(ii)        The Council is committed to helping provide community facilities in Sallins, but the provision of a Garda Station is dependent on the Gardai wishing to do so.  The Council would facilitate any State Agency wish to locate in Sallins.

(iii)       Objective SW 2 of Section 5 of Part B of the Draft Local Area Plan endeavours to provide such a facility as part of any future development of the Town Centre site opposite the canal from Odlums.

Recommendation:

(i)         Same as per submission number 4.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor McGinley, that the County Manager’s recommendation be amended to incorporate the inclusion of a Garda Station in the matrix table.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 43 – Mary McConnon

(i)         Submission proposes that a 3-5 acre site be designated for a new primary school and that consideration be given to providing a secondary school.

(ii)        The recycling facility is in the wrong place close to the canal, as it will detract from the natural aesthetics of the canal bank.

(iii)       The Plan does not show how the Town Park will be accessed.

(iv)       Lands reserved in Castlesize for the Sallins By-Pass roads objective should be rezoned Open Space and Amenity.

Response:

(i)         Following consultations with the Department of Education it was agreed that a second primary school site is required, however, based on the existing population and population projections there is no need to zone for a secondary school site.

(ii)        The objective endeavours to provide this facility as part of the future development of this site.  The exact location will be agreed with the developer and the Council.

(iii)       Road objective TR4 (IV) on map 4 is a road objective to link the main street with the proposed Sallins By-Pass and the proposed Town park could be accessed from this road.

(iv)       As per submission number 4.

Recommendation:

(i)         To zone a 7 acre site “E” Community and Educational for the provision of a new primary school on the Clane Road adjacent to the ESB substation and to extend the Local Area Plan boundary accordingly.  The site shall be accessed from the northern edge of the zoning and reservation shall be made for a through road objective which could eventually link up with the Sherlockstown Road.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       As per submission number 4.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted, subject to any amendments already agreed by the members.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 44 – Ann & Declan Wilson

(i)         Submission states that the Council should zone lands for educational purposes, specifically for secondary level education.

(ii)        Traffic calming measures needed in the village.

Response:

(i)         Following consultations with the Department of Education it was agreed that a second primary school site is required, however, based on the existing population and population projections there is no need to zone for a secondary school site.

(ii)        A Traffic Management Plan will be prepared for the town which will deal with these issues.

Recommendation:

(i)         To zone a 7 acre site “E” Community and Educational for the provision of a new primary school on the Clane Road adjacent to the ESB substation and to extend the Local Area Plan boundary accordinglyThe site shall be accessed from the northern edge of the zoning and reservation shall be made for a through road objective which could eventually link up with the Sherlockstown Road.

(ii)        To include the following objective in Section 6.1 of Part B of the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008:

            TR 10: To prepare a Traffic Management Plan for Sallins within three years of the adoption of this Local Area Plan.

Members Response:

Resolution already passed with regard to educational zoning.

 

Submission No 46 – Denis & Jane O’Dwyer

Submission is in agreement with the new Sallins By-Pass roads objective.

Response:

Noted.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Power, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 51 – Paul Jackson, Sallins Celtic Underage Football Club

Same as per submission number 11.

 

Submission No 53 – Jenny Blackford, Waterways Ireland

(i)         Submission states that no surface water either temporary or permanent will be permitted to discharge to the canal or its feeders.

(ii)        In relation to Section 6 Transportation of Part B, extensive consultation with Waterways Ireland would be required in relation to the objectives to widen the canal bridge and provide footbridges across the canal.

(iii)       Any cycle routes along the canal would require extensive consultation with Waterways Ireland so that the ecological corridor is not affected.

Response:

(i)         Noted.

(ii)        Noted.

(iii)       Recommendation resulting from point number 2 will cover this.

Recommendation:

(i)         To include the following objective in Section 6.1 of Part B:

TR 11: To require consultation with Waterways Ireland in relation to any works planned for bridges, roads, cycle paths, footpaths or surface drainage works in close proximity to the canal.

(ii)        As (i) above.

(iii)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 56 - Mr & Mrs G McDonald

Submission states that the By-Pass route is flawed and that an eastern By-Pass should be

considered.

Response:

Route options were evaluated under the criteria Engineering, Traffic, Environmental Impacts, Archaeology and Architectural Heritage, Socio-Economics, Construction Impacts, Planning and Development and Cost Estimate.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 66 – Muriel Horkan

Submission is in agreement with the new Sallins By-Pass roads objective.

Response:

(i)         Children’s playground should be provided.

(ii)        Provide a site for a Garda Station.

(iii)       Zone some of the lands at Millbank for amenity purposes.

(iv)       Identify site for a post primary school.

(v)        Zone the landfill site on the Sherlockstown Road for amenity purposes for the use of the local sports clubs.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       No change.

(v)        No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 68 – John Henry, Dublin Transportation Office

(i)         What is the function of the road objective to the west of the town?

(ii)        What is the future role of Sallins as a settlement within the environs of Naas in terms of the local public transport network, new residential and employment development?

(iii)       What is the future role of Sallins station as a focal point for new development, a bus/rail interchange and for park and ride?

(iv)       To what extent have the recommendations of the Naas IFPLUT been taken into account in the Draft Local Area Plan?


Response:

(i)         Function of this road objective is to relieve traffic congestion in the town of Sallins.

(ii)        Sallins is seen as a service centre for its growing population, providing a range of services.  The land zoning to the east of the town provides an opportunity for employment development.

(iii)       PT 1  - PT 8 of Section 6.2 of Part B promote the expansion of bus and railway facilities in Sallins with specific emphasis on a public transport interchange which could provide for a bus/rail interchange and/or a strategic park and ride.

(iv)       The Naas IFPLUT was an important document during the preparation of the Draft Local Area Plan, particularly in relation to public transport provision.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 71 – John Keogan Architects on behalf of John Meade

Submission requests that protected status for front facades only for houses at Canal View

given that planning permission was granted for alterations and extension in this area of

architectural conservation.

Response:

A review of the RPS is underway and submissions will be considered in this regard.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 74 – Tony Gavin, Sallins Community Council

Issues raised in this submission have already been considered.

 

Submission No 76 – Tony Gavin, Sallins Community Council

Same as per submission number 74.  Issues raised in this submission have already been considered.

 

Submission No 77 – Christy Halpin, Sallins AFC

Same as per submission number 11.

 


Submission No 78 – Caroline Ginty

(i)         Appropriate safety measures to be put in place in relation to playground objective at Millbank estate.

(ii)        Residents of Millbank have concerns with regard to the area zoned Open Space beside them.  Parking should be provided as part of the development of these lands.

Response:

(i)         Table 13 of the Draft Local Area Plan includes a playground objective, which requires sufficient security measures to ensure the safety of users. 

(ii)        When these lands are developed for recreational uses associated car parking will also be developed.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor Power, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 79 – Helen Ryan

Submission welcomes the inclusion of cycle routes within the Draft Local Area Plan, but

raises concerns about existing cycle routes and states that cycle paths should be safe and

cohesive.

Response:

Cycle paths already provided in Sallins have been designed and built to the appropriate standards for both cyclists and motorists.  These safety principles will be maintained in the development of any new cycle paths in the future.

Recommendation:

No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Hillis, seconded by Councillor MacNamara, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 142 – Andrea & Joan Marino

(i)         Will access to their house be altered by the construction of the new Sallins By-Pass?

(ii)        This access road is not designed for increased traffic.

(iii)       Will there be vehicular access from the proposed By-Pass to this road?

(iv)       The submission notes that the land their house is located on is zoned Open Space and Amenity, will any development of the house be prohibited?

(v)        Area surrounding their house is zoned H Office/Light Industry and Warehousing, what restrictions will be put in place to protect their house from noise/working hours etc.

Response:

(i)         Vehicular access to houses along the canal from the town centre will be maintained.

(ii)        The road along the canal from the town centre to and beyond the Leinster Aqueduct will not accommodate additional traffic volumes as it will not connect to the proposed By-Pass when constructed or the Office/Light Industry and Warehousing zoned lands to the north.

(iii)       As per (ii) above.

(iv)       New dwellings will not be permitted on lands zoned Open Space and Amenity, however, extensions/renovations to an existing house may be permitted subject to proper planning and development of the area.

(v)        Planning permission is required for the future development of these lands and issues like noise, working hours etc will be dealt with during the assessment of any planning application.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       No change.

(v)        No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Glennon, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 143 – Ian Magahy Associates on behalf of Coldstores Ltd & William Neville & Sons

(i)         The submission requests zoning of 55 acres (22.25 ha.) west of the River Liffey for residential purposes to accommodate a mixture of low and medium density housing.  Also the rezoning of 10 acres (4.04 ha.) of lands zoned amenity and Open Space in the Draft Local Area Plan for residential purposes.

(ii)        The landowners propose to donate 35 acres (14.2 ha.) for sporting facilities (details supplied).  Land to be zoned Open Space and Amenity.

(iii)       The landowners propose to donate 8 acres (3.2 ha.) for the provision of educational facilities.  Land to be zoned Community and Educational.

(iv)       The landowners propose to donate 1 acre for the provision of a community centre.

(v)        The landowners propose to donate 1 acre to the Little Way Cancer Support Centre in order to facilitate a respite centre.

(vi)       The realignment of the proposed Sallins By-Pass objective to a location further west of the existing route to accommodate the proposed land uses outlined in the submission.

(vii)      The landowners also propose to pay for the construction of a bridge over the Liffey and a link road between the town centre and the proposed housing and community areas.

(viii)     The landowners are prepared to donate lands on either side of the River Liffey for the provision of a linear park.


Response:

(i)         Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the Draft Local Area Plan conclude that sufficient lands have already been zoned in Sallins for residential development over the Plan period.  Based on the detailed analysis in the Draft Plan there is no justification for proposing additional residential zoning in Sallins at this time. 

(ii)        Submission proposal noted, however, this is contingent on other lands being zoned for residential purposes.

(iii)       As per (ii) above.

(iv)       As per (ii) above.

(v)        as per (ii) above.

(vi)       The Sallins By-Pass emerging preferred route was selected following a constraints study, a period of public display/consultation and a route analysis and selection procedure.

(vii)      The offer to pay for the construction of a new link road, including a bridge over the Liffey, from the town centre to the proposed new development is contingent on the housing proposal being acceptable, which it is not.

(viii)     As per (ii) above.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        As per recommendation in relation to submission number 11.

(iii)       No change.

(iv)       No change.

(v)        No change.

(vi)       No change.

(vii)      No change.

(viii)     No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted, but to incorporate the decision of the members in relation to submission number 11.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Submission No 144 – Ian Magahy Associates on behalf of Coldstores Ltd & William Neville & Sons

As per submission number 143.

Submission No 146 – Morgan Ferris

(i)         The submission notes the inclusion of an objective CR 7 in the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011 supporting appropriate integrated equine/leisure facilities at Littlerath House:

(ii)        The submission requests a letter of comfort or consensual development to proceed with development as per the objective in the County Development Plan or a zoning of 10 acres.  The submission states that this letter or zoning is required due to the down turn in the property market.

Response:

(i)         Noted.

(ii)        Any development of the nature described in objective CR 7 of the County Development Plan would require a grant of planning permission and Kildare County Council could not issue a letter of comfort/consent in relation to the development of this site.  In relation to the inclusion of a zoning for either an equine based development or a residential development in the Sallins Local Area Plan, this site is unacceptable due to its location well outside the Local Area Plan boundary.

Recommendation:

(i)         No change.

(ii)        No change.

Members Response:

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor MacNamara, seconded by Councillor Hillis, that the County Manager’s recommendation be accepted.  This was agreed by the members.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Glennon, seconded by Councillor Hillis, with all members present voting in favour, that the Draft Sallins Local Area Plan 2008 is hereby amended, pursuant to Section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), in accordance with the Manager’s Report as amended by the members of Kildare County Council at their meeting of 20 October 2008.  The proposed amendments shall be placed on public display for a period of not less than four weeks and submissions on these amendments shall be invited during this time.

 

 

8/1008

Mayor’s Business

 

The members agreed to hold a special council meeting on Monday, 10 November 2008 at 9.30am to consider the Monasterevin and Derrinturn Local Area Plans.

 

Councillor Dalton expressed concern regarding a fence at the new swimming pool site in Athy. He said that it had been erected without local consultation and was contrary to what had been approved. Mr O’Sullivan, speaking on behalf of Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities Ltd expressed regret at a lack of communication on this issue. He said that it was necessary to secure the area, adding that a meeting to review the matter with the local consultative group had been arranged for the current week and that he would subsequently revert to the area councillors. 

 


 

9/1008

County Manager’s Business

 

The County Manager referred to a report from Mr O’Connor, Acting Director of Transportation, setting out details of the Local Improvement Schemes 2008 which had been circulated to the members. 

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Miley, seconded by Councillor Hendy, that the Local Improvement Schemes 2008 be accepted.

 

 

10/1008

Correspondence

 

The council noted receipt of the following correspondence:

 

·        Letter from Department of Department of Social and Family Affairs in response to letter from Kildare County Council requesting humanitarian aid for people affected by the recent flooding.  Copy of letter to be circulated to the members for information.

 

·        Letter from Monaghan Town Council advising of a resolution that in recognition of the important social service involved and the voluntary participation of those engaged in the distribution of Meals-on-Wheels, that Managers of the Scheme be issued with a display disc or discs for motor vehicle display purposes while engaged in active distribution of meals to recipient citizens, thereby excusing the vehicle owner/driver from the requirements of our pay and display pay parking regulations.

Resolved that the resolution of Monaghan Town Council be supported.

 

11/1008

Conferences

 

29 October 2008

Creating Futures – Building Ireland’s Cultural and Creative Economy

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

Cost per delegate:  €464.51 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors M Miley, D Fitzpatrick.

 


31 October – 1 November 2008

The Local Government Budget

Carlton Millrace Hotel, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Cost per delegate: €195.00 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors M Nolan, B Weld, P Black, M Dalton, B Hillis, F Browne.

 

6 November 2008 

6th Irish National Radon Forum

Royal College of Surgeons, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin

Cost per delegate:  €218.97 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors F O’Loughlin, G Conway.

 

7 – 8 November 2008

AOIFE Conference – Association of Irish Festival Events

Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Cost per delegate: €962.88 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors F O’Loughlin, P Black, K Byrne, M Nolan, B Weld.

 

7 November 2008 

Constructive City and County Leadership through BIDs

Mount Wolseley Hilton Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Cost per delegate:  €253.83 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors W Callaghan, G Conway, K Ridge, B Hillis.

 

13 November 2008

2008 All-Island Public Consultation Conference

Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

Cost per delegate:  €817.78 approx.

 

14 – 16 November 2008

Public Relations and Communication Skills for Councillors

Silver Tassie Hotel, Milford Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Cost per delegate:  €981.51 approx.

Nominees:   Councillors M Dalton, W Callaghan, R Hendy, B Hillis.

 

14 – 16 November 2008

Improving Services – Delivering Best Practise Conference

Dalmeny Hotel, Lytham St. Annes, England

Cost per delegate: €933.74 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors L Doyle, G Conway.

 


20 – 21 November 2008

Organic Waste in Urban Environments – New European Challenges

Committee of Regions, Rue Belliard, 101, 1040 - Brussels

Cost per delegate: €446.46 approx.

 

27 – 28 November 2008

Co-operation and Integration – The Key to Successful Tourism

Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Cost per delegate: €1,052.03 approx.

Nominees:  Councillors M Miley, D Fitzpatrick, S Griffin, K Ridge, R Hendy, K Byrne.

 

12/1008

Provision of Housing

 

The members considered the following motion from the Housing Strategic Policy Committee:

That the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government review and amend the provisions of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, the workings of which are cumbersome and increasingly ineffective in the current climate of a declining housing construction market and an increasing number of applicants on the housing lists of local authorities around the country.  Such a review should focus on a more effective method of delivering housing while remaining committed to the principle of social inclusion.

 

Councillor Ridge stated that, as a member of the Housing Policy Committee, she had reservations as to the adequacy of the provisions of Part V and concerns that delivery of proper housing was not being achieved. She added that in some locations affordable housing was now more expensive than houses being sold on the open market. Councillor McGinley said that he would like to see a reversion to the initial iteration of Part V. Councillor S Doyle supported the motion. Mr Minnock acknowledged the significant contributions made the members of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee in relation to the issue of Part V.  He reported that he had been meeting with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with regard to the capital allocation. He said that the idea of leasing housing was being considered by the Department, but that no definitive details were available at this time. The members agreed that this was a serious proposal and would need to be considered by the Housing Strategic Policy Committee.

 

Resolved that a letter be sent to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, informing him of the concerns of the members in relation to how Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) is being implemented.

 

 


13/1008

Taking in Charge of Roads at Allenwood

 

The members considered the following motion from the Clane Area Committee:

That the sections of roadway shown on drawing numbers E/3274 and E/3275 in Allenwood be taken in charge of the Council.

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Weld, seconded by Councillor McEvoy, that the sections of roadway shown on drawing numbers E/3274 and E/3275 in Allenwood be taken in charge of the Council.

 

 

14/1008

Economic Environment

The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Murphy:

Kildare County Council consider organising a forum early in the New Year to explore, with the various stakeholders, the new economic environment.  Such a forum should identify what initiatives might realistically be undertaken to ensure the downturn is not prolonged.

 

The administrator reported that the promotion of economic development was part of the remit of both the County Development Board and the Economic Planning and Development Strategic Policy Committee. The Council has also adopted an economic development strategy for the county, which aimed to attract the investment and skills necessary for competing in national and global contexts. Proposals for developing long-term employment were, he said,  a high priority for the local authority and this had been complemented recently by the It’s Your Time initiative. The County Development Plan provided for balanced and sustainable distribution of economic growth, infrastructure and transportation and the support of agriculture, bloodstock and other rural-based industry. The various groups referred to in the report were part of an integrated approach, they work productively and co-operatively and, in the circumstances, it was not recommended that another forum be developed. 

 

Councillor Murphy said that she had tabled the motion because she considered that the local authority, in the current economic climate, had an opportunity to give leadership. She accepted that a lot of work was being done in this area, however, she considered that it was  appropriate to examine how individuals might be protected from the impact of the economic climate. In accepting the spirit of the motion put forward by Councillor Murphy, the County Manager suggested that this issue be discussed by all the strategic policy committees and the County Development Board at their next meetings. This was agreed by the members.

 

 

15/1008

Telecommunications Masts

The council considered the following motion in the name of Councillor Murphy:
The planning laws exempt some buildings such as Garda Stations, which are all now constructed with masts.  The masts include a facility for emergency services, but also offer the facility for commercial operators.  The commercial aspect has nothing to do with the Garda requirements.  We consider how appropriate it is for such aspects of such a development to be an exempted development with a view to seeking changes to the planning laws.

 

The administrator reported on local and national policy in relation to the provision of a modern telecommunications network in the county. He described the legal provisions with regard to exempted development as it relates to the provision of masts, and said that certain developments did not required planning permission noting that some advantages arose from co-location and attachment of additional antennae onto existing masts. He concluded that any change to the provisions of the planning law were a matter for the Oireachtas.

 

Councillor Murphy argued that it was not acceptable that masts, such as that referred to in her motion, did not require a public consultation process. She submitted that that people should have a right to make submissions in relation to provision of such facilities and that a change in the law should be made in order to permit this. Councillor McGinley concurred and  proposed that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government be requested to review the legislation in order to prohibit masts on Garda Stations to be shared with other service providers. 

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor Murphy, seconded by Councillor McGinley, and agreed by the members, that a letter be sent to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government requesting an amendment in the legislation to omit the provisions of masts at Garda Stations from the exempted development regulations.

 

 

16/1008

Cleaning of Storm Drains

 

The Council considered the following motion in the names of Councillors Byrne and McGinley:
That the Council now put in place a planned programme of cleaning storm drains and waterways to prevent or reduce the effects of future heavy rains.

 

The administrator reported that a flood alleviation programme was currently being drawn up and it was hoped to present this to members by the end of November. The Mayor added that a presentation on this topic had been made to the Environment Policy Committee. Mr McGowan, Water Services, informed the members that a five year programme drawn up in response to recent flooding incidents throughout the county.  He added that the programme was contingent on funding being available. Councillor McGinley welcomed the report and looked forward to receiving details of the programme.

 

Resolved that the report be noted.

 

 

17/1008

Open Space Provision for Multi-storey Buildings

The Council considered the following motion in the name of Councillors Byrne and McGinley:
That the council adopt as policy that in future multi-storey buildings must provide private open space at ground level and that roof gardens no longer be accepted in this regard.

 

The administrator set out the requirements for provision of private and communal open space as set out in the County Development Plan 2005-2011. With regard to roof gardens, he noted that provision of such space for apartment dwellers had the advantage of limited access, and with this privacy, which could be difficult to achieve at ground level. Private open space located in close proximity to associated living quarters was easier to secure and maintain. He said that guidelines issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government recognised the value of roof gardens in certain conditions. The county development plan allowed for a wide variety of ways of providing open space in apartment schemes, including landscaped areas, courtyards, terraces, patios and balconies. In the circumstances it was recommended that this policy be retained and the possible alternative of providing well-designed and furnished roof gardens, where climatic and safety factors were fully considered, should remain in accordance with national guidance. 

 

Councillor McGinley disagreed with the contents of the report and argued that the provision of roof gardens was not suitable in developments of mixed unit types, where overlooking of lower level units was an issue. He said that he was aware that a change of policy in this regard would require a variation of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011. 

 

Resolved on the proposal of Councillor McGinley, seconded by Councillor Murphy, that the motion be referred to the Economic Planning and Development Policy Committee for further consideration. 

 

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The meeting then concluded.