_____December Staplestown News____
You may be aware that a number
of proposals for housing development in the village of Staplestown
are currently being discussed with planning officials of
Kildare County Council. Most of these developments are at
pre-planning stage. However, one development located beside
the cemetery on the village has been granted planning permission.
This development comprises 6 dormer bungalows. Other developments
in the vicinity of this permitted development have been
At the Eastern end of the
village at Staplestown cross roads and opposite the G.A.A.
Grounds, two other developments are being discussed at pre-planning
stage with Kildare County Council officials. Both proposals
are interlinked and comprise the construction of 12 units
of Social housing plus 48 private houses. Kildare County
Council has entered into a contract with the owner of these
lands to purchase land for the housing project. A planning
application for this private development has been submitted
on Friday 9th November 2001.
To provide water and sewage
service to such developments Kildare County Council officials
are examining the feasibility of upgrading the existing
water supply and constructing a central sewage treatment
plant in the village with a projected capacity of up to
195 new houses.
As most of these proposals
are at the pre-planning stage it provides an opportunity
for the community to influence the future development of
our village and surroundings. Proper planning of our village's
development will improve the amenities for those who live
or work in the village or those who visit or pass through.
What would you like to see
developed in Staplestown Village? Would you like proper
footpaths, better parking facilities, a community center,
better lighting, a streetscape with trees and flowers? More
housing, shops or industrial activity? Whether you are a
native of Staplestown or one of the many individuals and
families who have established a home in the area, the development
of the Village must be of interest to you. There will be
a Public Meeting on Wednesday 12th December in St. Kevin's
G.A.A. at 7.30 p.m..
Everyone is welcome
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