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Part 8 Development MERITS

PART 8 DEVELOPMENT

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) – Part XI

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8

Site Location:  Site consisting of part of the existing overflow carpark and adjoining green field site to the west of Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, County Kildare.

In accordance with Part XI of the (Planning & Development) Act, 2000 – 2017 and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2017, notice is hereby given by Kildare County Council of a proposed Mid Eastern Region Innovation Think Space (MERITS)at Devoy Park, Naas, County Kildare.

The development will comprise of:

(a)   Proposed new two storey Mid Eastern Region Innovation Think Space (MERITS) building with co-working incubation and accelerator space, for technology entrepreneurs and technology businesses, on a site of approx. 0.6 Ha. to include the provision of entrance reception area with canopy and signage, café, community rooms, meeting rooms, manager’s office, conference area / function room, open plan office for hot desks and 10 no. business start-up office space, kitchenettes, associated service rooms, plantrooms, storage rooms, male, female and accessible toilets over two floors consisting of 1,210 sqm.

(b)   A new vehicular ramp, pedestrian steps and ramp from the existing Áras Chill Dara car park, alteration and relocation of the existing 36 no car parking spaces providing a total of 91 car parking spaces on the site including 3 accessible car parking spaces, 6 electric-charging car parking spaces, 3 motor bike spaces and a sheltered bike parking area. The proposed development will provide an additional 55 no. car parking spaces for the proposed MERITS building.

(c)   The proposals include all necessary services including on site water attenuation, utility and associated site works

Plans and particulars of the proposed development (Part 8 Ref No. P82018.004)will be available for inspection or purchase for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, at the address below, during its public opening hours during the period from Tuesday 13 February 2018 until Tuesday 13 March 2018 (both dates inclusive).  Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available to view during that period on Kildare County Council’s website at

http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/PublicConsultations-Part8Schemes/BusinessSupport/index.html

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development and dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to Mary McCarthy, Administrative Officer, Housing Department, Level 5, Kildare County Council, at the address below, before 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 28 March 2018.

All submissions and observations should be headed ‘Part 8 Proposed Mid Eastern Region Innovation Think Space (MERITS) at Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare’.

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members.  Accordingly, they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

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