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_____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 mentioned.

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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