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  • An Bord Pleanála has upheld Kildare County Councils decision to grant permission for a new chip plant that will produce the next generation of 14 nanometer (nm) microprocessors at it’s Leixlip campus in Co Kildare. It is estimated that 3,500 construction jobs will be created and about 800 permanent jobs.  The plan also includes a multi-storey carpark extending over five levels, a new chemical storage building, as well as ancillary works and a new retention pond to catch additional surface water runoff.

    Published on January 31, 2013 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: ,
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  • An Bord Pleanala have granted SIAC a 10 year permission for a large-scale residential and commercial development at their headquarters in Clondalkin, despite the recommendation of their own inspector to refuse permission.

    South Dublin County Council had granted permission for the scheme despite widespread objections from over 50 different groups and individuals. A total of 5 appeals were lodged with An Bord Pleanla, including one from the applicants themselves.

    The scheme was later revised at appeal stage to include circa 11,268 square metres of office space, five number retail units, a crèche, a café/restaurant and 346 residential units.  The development is to be accommodated in 15 number blocks ranging in height from three to six storeys on a 6.8 hectare site.

    An Bord Pleanla’s Inspector was clearly against the proposed development and recommended a refusal of permission based on a total of 7 reasons. 

    An Bord Pleanala, however, granted permission subject to 42 conditions.  In deciding not to accept the Inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission, the Board considered that the development would not adversely impact on the viability of Clondalkin town centre or the ‘Red Cow’ junction, has reasonably good connectivity to public transport and the large office content would not impact on existing or future residents.

    Details of decision:  http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/237700.htm

    Published on November 16, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , ,
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