Developer blocked building 264 homes, creche and cafe at Magee Barracks

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Developer blocked building 264 homes, creche and cafe at Magee Barracks
20:30 Friday 13th of July 2018

Planning permission for a €36m development in Magee barracks in Kildare Town - which included a total of 264 homes - has been refused by An Bord Pleanala.

Concerned locals had raised money for a planning consultant to compile a submission on the community's behalf.

Locals were worried about several issues including the high density of houses and the lack of traffic plan for an already overstretched roads network.

They also claimed that two and three-storey houses in the plan would overlook bungalows in existing estates.

The existing 16 buildings would be demolished under the plans submitted - such as the Officers’ Mess building and Water Tower structure.

Along with the large housing accommodation, there would be a neighbourhood centre comprising of three retail units, a two-storey childcare facility and structural alterations, along with developments on the existing road network.

The 264 no. residential units proposed consists of the following:

• 150 3-bed semi-detached houses with a Ground Floor Area of 117 sq.m (Type A)
• 16 4-bed semi-detached houses with a GFA of 143 sq.m (Type B)
• 10 4-bed detached houses with a GFA of 143 sq.m (Type C)
• 14 3-bed terrace houses (semi-detached) with a GFA of 117 sq.m (Type E1)
• 8 3-bed terrace houses with a GFA of 117 sq.m (Type E2)
• 2 4-bed terrace houses (corner units) with a GFA of 143 sq.m (Type F)
• 26 2-bed apartments (duplex blocks) with a GFA of 82.5 sq.m (Type G)
• 26 3-bed duplex apartments (duplex blocks) with a GFA of 123 sq.m (Type G)
• 12 1-bed apartments with a GFA of 54 sq.m (Type H)

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