The demolition of a vacant factory in North Kildare has been proposed, in order to make room for a residential development.
Blackrock Contractors Limited is seeking planning permission from Kildare County Council in relation to the proposed changes for the former Retronix Semiconductor Factory located on the Dublin Road in Celbridge (W23 TR58).
Infrastructure works are also proposed on the Dublin Road and on lands to the southeast of the main development site, and the total area of the development site and the infrastructure works measures circa 1.26 hectares.
The principal development will consist of the demolition of the vacant factory (c. 1,720 sqm) and the construction of a 44-unit residential development.
According to the application, this development will comprise of 28 two-storey houses (10 two-bed units and 18 three-bed units, ranging in size from c. 83 sqm to c. 116 sqm) and a three-storey building comprising 16 apartment and duplex apartment units (six one-bed units and 10 two-bed units ranging in size from c. 53 sqm to c. 113 sqm).
The proposed development would also include: the extinguishment of the existing site entrance and the provision of a new site entrance onto the Dublin Road; works to link in to the adjoining Ballyoulster Strategic Housing Development site under consideration (An Bord Pleanála Case Reference TA09.313825) including the continuation of the footpath and cycle lane proposed along the boundary of the subject site on the Dublin Road and the provision of pedestrian and cyclist connections; internal roads and footpaths; 50 car parking spaces; bicycle parking; bicycle and bin store; hard and soft landscaping; boundary treatments; lighting; drainage works including the upgrading and reuse of the exiting foul water connection into the existing outfall manhole, and the relaying (in its current alignment) of the existing surface water pipe