Saturday September 19, 2020

Double setback for controversial Kildare housing plan

Kildare County Council’s Variation No.1, which effectively reduced its housing targets, challenged by both An Bord Pleanala and a judicial review

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
30th August, 2020
An Bord Pleanála overruled the council by issuing a material contravention to allow Rycroft Homes to build 345 units in the town of Kilcock

Kildare County Council has suffered two setbacks over its controversial new housing development plan, which critics say has cut the county’s housing targets by 81 per cent.

Last week, An Bord Pleanála overruled the council by issuing a material contravention to allow Rycroft Homes to build 345 units in the town of Kilcock – more than the current development plan would ordinarily allow.

Separately, as part of a judicial review of the plan...

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