Full Notice

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulation 2017

Notice of Strategic Housing Development

Application to An Bord Pleanála


Ardstone Homes Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development at Barnhall, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

The development will consist of 450 no. new residential units; a childcare facility (538sqm); a new roundabout on the Celbridge Road (R404) and associated road realignment to facilitate vehicular access to the application site with revised entrance arrangement to the Wonderful Barn Complex (a Protected Structure), and incorporating landscape features and signage to the Wonderful Barn Complex (a Protected Structure); associated internal roads, pedestrian and cycle paths and linkages; open space; and, all associated site and development works.

The residential development consists of the following:

  • 16 no. one-bed, two-storey, own door apartments, 54sqm and 56 sqm Gross Floor Area (GFA) each (Type 1B1 & 1B2);
  • 42 no. two-bed apartments, 83.7sqm GFA each (Type 2B1), with 42 no. three bed duplex units above, ranging in size from 119.2 to 120.4sqm GFA (Type 3B1 & 3B2), in three-storey terraces;
  • 48 no. two-bed, two-storey terraced houses, 86.6sqm each (Type F1 & F2);
  • 187 no. three-bed, two-storey terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, ranging in size from 110.7sqm to 126.4sqm GFA (Types D1-7, E1-5 & H1-4);
  • 2 no. three-bed, single storey, detached houses, 113.7sqm each (Type J);
  • 97 no. four-bed, two-storey, semi-detached and detached houses ranging in size from 130.2sqm to 206sqm (Types A, B1, B4, C1, C2 & G1-3);
  • 16 no. four-bed, three-storey semi-detached houses ranging in size from 216.5sqm to 219.7sqm (Types C3 & C4).

A total of 929 no. car parking spaces, including 875 no. spaces serving the residential units and 54 no. visitor spaces dispersed throughout the scheme (of which 13 no. spaces are designated for use by the childcare facility), are proposed. The associated site and infrastructural works include foul and surface water drainage, attenuation areas, open space, landscaping buffer with the Wonderful Barn parkland, boundary walls and fences, internal roads, cycle paths and footpaths including linkages towards the Wonderful Barn Complex (a Protected Structure) and to established residential areas to the north of the site.

The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the relevant Development Plan and Local Area Plan.

An Environmental Impact Assessment Report has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.

The application, together with an Environmental Impact Assessment Report, may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during public opening hours at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Kildare County Council. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant: www.barnhallplanning.ie

Any person may, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 (except for certain prescribed bodies), make a submission or observation in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, relating to the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned and the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out. Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application. Such submissions  or  observations must also include the following information:

  1. The name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
  2. The subject matter of the submission or observations, and
  3. The reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.

n Bord Pleanála may grant permission for the strategic housing development as proposed, or may grant permission subject to such modifications as it specifies in its decision, or may grant permission in part only, with or without any other modifications it may specify in its decision, or may refuse to grant permission for the proposed development. An Bord Pleanála may attach to a grant of permission such conditions as it considers appropriate.

Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Housing Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel. 01-8588100).

A person may question the validity of a decision of An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), as amended. Practical information  on the review mechanism can be found in the Judicial Review Notice on the An Bord Pleanála’s website: www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website: www.citizensinformation.ie


Date of Publication: 4 January 2018