Kildare Re-Zonings

Kildare Re-Zonings

Postby PVC King » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:33 am

[quote="rte interactive"]100 jobs for planned N7 service station

http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0906/kildare.html

06 September 2005 12:18
100 jobs are in the pipeline for Monasterevin after Kildare County Council gave the go-ahead for Ireland's first motorway service station on the N7.

The development, which includes a hotel, truck stop and food outlets, will be styled on the motorway facilities in Europe and will provide 100 jobs when completed and a further 100 jobs during construction.

It is the first major employment in the area for 50 years.

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Councillors in Kildare were unanimous in their vote for rezoning which went to material contraventions]

This is one I will be keeping a close eye on and I would say that the number of planning submissions made will prove a more accurate measure of 'local delight' than a single sound bit or two.
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Re: Kildare Re-Zonings

Postby dave123 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:34 pm

Thats great news!

It will be interesting to have a motorway service station for the first time in Ireland. :)

But in my opinion i'd only like to see one on each of the main inter-urban routes .
As Ireland is still a small country and these stations could further suck the life out the bypassed towns and villages.

And I really feel the monasterevin is an arsed location for the sevice station considering its only 40 mins drive to Dublin, I believe this is part of the monopoly of the Dublin area or some local developer
. Its pointless stopping or having it here

The whole idea of it is to service long distance traffic that need to stop on a half way point, between to major centres of population,in my mind. :confused:


They should have it soutwest of Portlaois near the new toll collection area.
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Re: Kildare Re-Zonings

Postby PVC King » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:22 pm

dave123 wrote:
The whole idea of it is to service long distance traffic that need to stop on a half way point, between to major centres of population,in my mind. :confused:


They should have it soutwest of Portlaois near the new toll collection area.



Spot on Dave its called locational justification; to my mind any point in Co Kildare is too close to Dublin unless there are too be multiple motorway services all over our Dual Carriageway network.

Potlaoise would have a made a better location; there are significant environmental concerns of a location around Monaterevan due to its proximity to the hydrology feeding both the Barrow SAC catchment and the Pollardstown Fen SAC catchment.
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Re: Kildare Re-Zonings

Postby JPD » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:34 am

How many services do we want?
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Re: Kildare Re-Zonings

Postby Gianlorenzo » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:52 am

You are all presuming that Dublin is the point of departure. Having travelled on far too many occasions between Belfast and Cork, a service station near Dublin/Kildare sounds just about right.
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