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Áras Chill Dara,

Páirc Devoy,

An Nás,

21 Márta 2011


Do’n mhéara is gach ball de’n Chomhairle Chondae


A Bhaill Uile,

Tionólfar cruinniú míosúil de’n Chomhairle Chondae ar 2.00 tráthnóna dé Luain, an 28 Márta 2011, 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 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 28 March 2011 in the council chamber, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, and you are invited to attend.


Le gach dea ghuí,



A. Aspell

Meetings Administrator







1. Section 140(8)(b) (Local Government Act 2001); Section 34(7)(a)(i) and (ii) Planning and Development Act 2000.

Planning Register Reference 11/137.

That the members of Kildare County Council, in accordance with the provisions of Section 140 of the Local Government Act 2001, require the County Manager to grant permission for the development at planning reference 11/137; it being an application in the name of Shane and Moira Barry, for development which consists of the raising of land using top soil, subsoil and inert material only to a depth of approximately 1 metre over an area of approximately 0.35 hectares, vehicle entrance and all associated site works and temporary site works including a site office, 3 no. parking spaces and a wheel wash for the duration of the works at Maddenstown South, Nurney, Co Kildare. (Conditions submitted)

Signed: Councillors S Doyle, F O’Loughlin, F Browne, M Nolan and P Kennedy


2. Chun miontuairisci chruinnithe an 28 Feabhra 2011 agus 14 Márta 2011 a ghlacadh agus chun tuarascáil dul chun cinn a thabhairt faoi ndeara.

To adopt minutes of monthly meeting of 28 February 2011 and special meeting 14 March, 2011 and to note progress report (copy attached).


3. To note minutes of committee meetings:

Athy – 28 January, 2011

Celbridge – 21 January, 2011

Clane – 8 February, 2011

Kildare – 16 February, 2011

Naas - 15 February, 2011

(copies attached)


Gnó Reachtúil

(Statutory Business)


4. To approve disposal of the following land:

(a) Kildare Town Pumping Station, Tully, Kildare

(Statutory notice already circulated)


5. To fill committee vacancies and to appoint representative(s) to external bodies as follows:

• Community and Culture Strategic Policy Committee

• Water and Environmental Services Strategic Policy Committee

• Protocol Committee

• Finance Committee

• County Joint Policing Committee

• Twinning Committee

• Local Rural Water Monitoring Committee

• Kildare Community Network Company

• Traffic Technical Committee

• Nominee to witness affixing of the Council’s seal

• Arthurstown Landfill Facility Community Liaison Committee

• Leixlip Amenities Centre

• Athy Investment, Development and Employment Forum

• Vocational Education Committee

• Burrin Joint Drainage Committee

• Mid East Regional Authority

• Association of County and City Councils

• Kildare County Enterprise Board

• Board of Meath Foundation

• Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Health Forum


6. To appoint Chair of the Water and Environmental Services Strategic Policy Committee.


7. To receive Audit Committee Annual Report 2010. (Report attached).


8. To receive progress report on Corporate Plan 2009-2014. (Report attached)



Planning and Economic Development

9. To consider material contravention of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005 - 2011 and the Newbridge Local Area Plan 2003 in respect of planning reference number in Register 10/1115.

The proposed development, if permitted, will consist of the use of 189.78 sq m of proposed health care/education facility (previously granted permission under register reference 09/1409) as retail/pharmacy at St Conleth’s VEC School, Station Road, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Applicant – County Kildare VEC and Dr Maurice Cox.

The proposed development would contravene materially the objectives of the Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011 and, in particular, the objectives of the Newbridge Local Area Plan 2003; in which plan the subject site is zoned Objective E: To Provide for Community and Educational Facilities. The specific zoning objective, Section 3.2.5, of the site states: “This zoning objective provides for local civic, religious, community and educational facilities including health care, childcare, fire station, courthouse, schools, churches, meeting halls and other community facilities”. (Report to follow).


10. To approve the taking in charge of the following estates;

• Simmonstown Park, Celbridge

• Kildoon Woods, Nurney

• Greenmount Park, Newbridge

• Esker Lea, Kilcullen

• Laurel Wood, Kilcullen

(Report attached)



Housing, Community and Cultural Services

11. To note Housing (Sale of Houses to Long-Standing Tenants) Regulations 2011 (report attached).


12. To note housing report.



Transportation and Public Safety

13. To receive presentation on Road Safety


14. Gnó an Mhéara / Mayor’s Business.


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


16. Comhfhreagras/ Correspondence.


Moltai o Choisti

(Committee Reports and Recommendations)

17. Clane Area

To consider Draft Special Speed Limit Bye-Law – M4 Service Station at Martinstown and Kilmoerbrannagh, Enfield, Co. Kildare under Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act, 2004 (No. 44 of 2004). (Report attached)


Tairsceanna Curtha Siar

(Adjourned Motions)

18. Councillor S. Doyle

That the council be advised in relation to pay parking in the county, as follows;

- Breakdown of revenue for each town for 2009 and 2010

- Breakdown of operating costs for each town in 2009 and 2010

- Breakdown of projects supported by revenue from paid parking in 2009 and 2010

- Breakdown of number of tickets issued in each town and collection/resolution of same with details of how many were paid at what point and for how much ultimately

- Breakdown of court costs for pursuit of tickets, number of court cases taken, number settled prior to court hearing and number of cases lost on petition of ticket recipient.



Tairsceanna Laithreach

(Current Motions)


19. Councillor S. Doyle

That the council seek to have exit signs on the North Bound M7 at exit 14 changed to include Monasterevin. That the council members be consulted on all future signage erected by NRA within the county.


20. Councillor McGinley

That this council ensures that we avail of the funding available under the European Territorial Co-operation Programmes.


21. Councillors McEvoy, Kennedy, Moore and Larkin

That Kildare County Council report with details of the locations and status of developments where bonds have lapsed and where the developers are known to be in examinership, receivership or liquidation. That such a report should underpin appropriate resourcing to enable the Council to proactively engage with stakeholders, with a primary consideration for the owner/occupiers of residences, to identify ways to complete the developments in a meaningful timeframe.


22. Councillors McEvoy, Kennedy, Moore and Larkin

That Kildare County Council report on the procedures for updating the electoral register and on the number of people that were de-listed since the previous electoral register. In order to further minimise the erroneous de-registration of valid voters, that a draft deletion list be prepared for public comment/consultation for a period of one month prior to adoption of the register.