Market Square in Kildare Town. Photo: Pat Tinsley
A massive single housing development has been proposed for an area near Kildare town.
Being proposed are 1,324 residential units comprising of 516 houses, 808 apartments and a creche for a site at Southgreen Road and Old Road.
The planned development by Dublin-based construction firm Makros Ltd is at the statutory pre-planning consultation stage for Strategic Housing Developments between Kildare County Council, An Bord Pleanala and the developer.
Submissions to An Bord Pleanála will be invited if and when a planning application is lodged on the proposal.
Developer Makros Ltd was established in 2005 and is based in Howth, Co Dublin.
Last year, Makros was granted permission by Kildare Co Council for 191 homes and new access roads in an area close to the latest proposed development.
The 9.17 hectare site is located between Green Road and Southgreen Road (also known as Hill Road) and Old Road and the Dunmurray Road (R401).
The approved plans showed a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced house type units with green space areas.
Also in the designs were 85 car parking spaces, two ESB Sub Stations and public open space areas.
Meanwhile an Bord Pleanála has approved a Strategic Housing Development application for 366 homes at Capdoo, Clane.
The application was submitted in June.