Crodaun SHDs

The Celbridge Local Area Plan 2017-2023 zones a large area of land on the northern periphery of our town for residential development in an area known as the Crodaun Key Development Area (KDA)

Vision A residential area and public park that consolidates development to the north of the town and presents a landscaped edge to the Maynooth Road.
Connectivity/ Movement The primary means of vehicular access to this KDA will be off the Maynooth Road. New streets and spaces should provide for a cycle and pedestrian friendly environment with connections to the Maynooth Road and Kilwogan Lane. A permeable and integrated street network shall be a key requirement of development proposals.
Built Form The development of this KDA should reflect the established pattern of development in the area and should protect the amenity of adjoining residential estates. A mix of housing types that range from two to three storeys in height is encouraged. Landmark / feature buildings should be provided along prominent routes and at key junctions to provide for variety and legibility in the urban environment and to reinforce a hierarchy of streets and spaces. This site will accommodate medium to low-density residential development in the order of 25 units per hectare. However, where the quality of the design and layout is particularly high, a maximum density of 30 units per hectare may be achievable.
Landscape and Spaces New residential areas at Crodaun should comprise a hierarchy of open spaces. Larger open spaces should provide a focus for the developments on both sides of the road with smaller areas of open space being utilised to provide a landscape buffer to the Maynooth Road and incidental open spaces within the site.

Existing landscape features such as tree lines should be integrated into open spaces. Open space networks that incorporate pedestrian and cycle routes, provide for passive and active recreation, promote ecology and integrate Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems are promoted.

Design Concept for the Crodaun KDA
Design Concept for the Crodaun KDA

Since then, there have been two Strategic Housing Development applications to An Bord Pleanala:

  • ABP-306504-20 Ardstone Homes application for lands between Crodaun Forest Park and the Applegreen - decision overdue since 14/05/2020
  • ABP-307100-20 Crodaun Development Company application for lands between Kilwogan Lane and the Salesian College - deadline for submissions 29/06/2020
Lands on the east side of the Maynooth Road between Crodaun Forest Park and the Applegreen (ABP-306504-20 - Ardstone Homes)
  • An Bord Pleanala Application Case Page (ABP-306504-20) 
  • An Bord Pleanala Pre-Application Consultation Case Page (ABP-303827-19)
  • Decision: overdue since 14/05/2020
  • Application details: www.celbridgeplanning.ie
  • Number of dwellings: 372 - 68 x 1 bedroomed, 106 x 2 bedroomed, 140 x 3 bedroomed, 58 x 4 bedroomed
  • Proposed childcare provision:  42
  • Estimates
    • Population: 1,023 (based on national average of 2.75 persons per dwelling unit)
    • Demand for GP:
    • Demand for primary school places: 123 (Department of Education guideline of 12% of population)
    • Estimate of demand for post-primary school places: 87 (Department of Education guideline of 8.5% of population)
    • Estimate of demand for Baby/Toddler Childcare: 
    • Estimate of demand for Preschool places:
    • Estimate of demand for Afterschool childcare:

ABP-306504 aerial view
ABP-306504 aerial view

Lands on the west side of the Maynooth Road between Kilwogan Lane and the Salesian College (ABP-307100-20 - Crodaun Development Company)
  • An Bord Pleanala Case Page for ABP-307100-20
  • Deadline for submissions: 29/06/2020
  • Application details: https://crodaunshd.ie
  • Number of dwellings: 467 - 18 x 1 bedroomed, 210 x 2 bedroomed, 127 x 3 bedroomed, 92 x 4 bedroomed, 20 x 5 bedroomed
  • Proposed childcare provision:  89
  • Estimates
    • Population: 1,284 (based on national average of 2.75 persons per dwelling unit)
    • Demand for GP:
    • Demand for primary school places: 154 (Department of Education guideline of 12% of population)
    • Estimate of demand for post-primary school places: 109 (Department of Education guideline of 8.5% of population)
    • Estimate of demand for Baby/Toddler Childcare: 
    • Estimate of demand for Preschool places:
    • Estimate of demand for Afterschool childcare:

ABP-307100 aerial view
ABP-307100 aerial view

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