Rycroft Homes Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for a 10 year planning permission for a Strategic Housing Development at this site on lands at the townlands of Commons West, Boycetown and Kilcock, (all adjoining the existing Brayton Park Estate), Kilcock, Co. Kildare on a site of approximately 11.56 ha. The site is generally bound by undeveloped agricultural land to the north west, to the north east by the Dublin-Sligo railway line, open space at Bawnogues/Commons West to the south west, the Brayton Park residential development to the east and the M4 to the west.

The development will consist of a new residential scheme of 345 no. residential units (69 no. Duplex Type Units, 182 no. Houses and 94 no. Apartments) ranging from 2 to 5 storeys, a standalone creche facility (approximately 466.76 sqm) with an overall height of 2 storeys, an associated external play area (approximately 277.67 sqm), associated ancillary surface car parking spaces and bicycle parking spaces, a link street, internal roads, pedestrian paths, cycle paths, public and private open spaces.

The proposed breakdown of residential units is as follows:

182 no. houses including:

· 42 no. 2 bed 2 storey houses (House Type A)

· 102 no. 3 bed 2 storey houses (House Type B1, B2, C1, C2, 02a, 02b,04,05)

· 7 no. 4 bed 2 storey houses (House Type E, 01 and 03)

· 31 no. 4 bed 3 storey houses (House Type D1)

69 no. duplexes and 94 no. apartments arranged in terraces and corner blocks ranging from 3-5 storeys including:

· 13 no. 2 bed duplexes (Type L)

· 56. no. 3 bed duplexes (Type M)

· 13 no. 1 bed apartments forming ground floor of duplex units (Type J)

· 56 no. 2 bed apartments forming ground floor of duplex units (Type K)

· 25 no. 2 bed apartments accommodated in part of corner Blocks A,B,C,D and E

Each residential unit has associated private open space, in the form of either gardens, terraces or balconies in addition to access to the proposed public open space (including 3 no. playground areas) with hard and soft landscaping treatment.

A total of 650 no. surface car parking spaces are provided for the residential development including visitor parking. 280 no. bicycle spaces are proposed for the proposed apartments and duplexes and bicycle spaces for the proposed houses are provided on curtilage. In addition, the crèche will be provided with 34 no. surface car parking spaces and 30 no. bicycle parking spaces.

The proposed development provides for 1 no. vehicular access and associated pedestrian and cycle paths via a new link street connecting from the Brayton Park Road and 1 no. vehicular access and associated pedestrian path providing a link into the existing Brayton Park Estate.

The proposed development makes provision for future linkages to adjoining lands; including undeveloped lands to the north-west, the adjoining undeveloped educational zoned lands to the north, as part of this application land is reserved for access to a potential future pedestrian/cycle bridge over the railway line to the north-east of the site (to be delivered by others). In addition, the proposed development provides for pedestrian and cycle paths connection to the north east of the site, as well as 4 no. pedestrian access points and 1 no. gated vehicular access (for Kildare County Council maintenance use only) and associated gated pedestrian access to the open space at Bawnogues/Commons West along the southern boundary of the site.

Bin storage is provided either on curtilage and or in communal storage. The associated site and infrastructural works include foul and surface water drainage, attenuation tanks, SuDs arrangements, hard and soft landscaping, permeable paving, all associated ancillary boundary treatments, boundary walls, fences and noise buffers, 3 no. substations (approximately 20 sqm each), public lighting, a link street, internal roads, cycle paths, pedestrian paths and all associated ancillary site development works.

The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Kildare County Development Plan 2017-2023 and the Kilcock Local Area Plan 2015-2021. The application contains a statement indicating why permission should be granted for the proposed development, having regard to a consideration specified in section 37(2)(b) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, notwithstanding that the proposed development materially contravenes a relevant development plan or local area plan other than in relation to the zoning of the land.