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					 APPENDIX C

HEALTH CHECKS
 (PRIOR TO 1 APRIL 2003)
APPENDIX C




ATHY

Character of Area

Town serving local population and surrounding rural hinterland and catchment for main
      weekly convenience shopping provision, footwear and clothing.

Large residential content.

Severe traffic constraints and congestion through the centre of the town.

Developing into a major service centre from a market town.

Good range of community services.


Definition of Area

Prime retail area is located along Leinster Street and Dukes (Dunne) Street.

Retail provision is restricted to the town centre.


Retail Mix

High degree of local independent operators.

Goods range of convenience and comparison goods available to the local population and
       catchment of the town.

Key occupiers include SuperValu, XL Stop’n Shop, Spar in Esso on Castlecomer Road, Petitts
       Supermarket, Perry’s Supermarket, Gala in Maxol on the Carlow Road, Next Door
       Wine Shop, Shaws, Telford’s Arro Home & Garden, Shop Electric, RTV National
       Vision.


Environment

A two way traffic system operates in the town centre.

Large volumes of traffic pass through the centre accessing Kilcullen, Carlow, Kilkenny, and
       Portlaoise roads.

Pay and display parking through the town centre.

Parallel parking is permitted along both sides of the main thoroughfare except either side of
         Emily Square.
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Car parking off street is provided on the western side of to Cromoboo Bridge for 50 cent per
        hour. There is also another car park off Convent Lane close to the SuperValu. Car
        parking also provided behind the Heritage Centre (Market House).

Buildings are in the main 2/3 storey high.

Urban regeneration block on the corner of Stanhope Street and Leinster Street.

Some residential content along the main thoroughfare.

Three bridges in town railway, River Barrow and Grand Canal.

Footpaths line both sides of the street.

Footpaths are in places newly paved and cement or tarmac in others.

Emily Square punctuates the main street.

Pelican crossings along the main thoroughfare increased pedestrian safety.

Dust bins at intervals.

White Castle is located on the eastern side of the Cromaboo Bridge over the River Barrow.

Wide footpaths in place except where the street narrows thus creating some pedestrian
       bottleneck during peak periods.

Information boards located on Emily Square.

Recycling facilities in the car parking area close to Petitt’s Supermarket.

Emily Square also has lighting, trees, pebble dash planters and cobblelock parking areas
       which are arranged nose to kerb around the square and in the centre.

Public toilets located on Barrow Quay.

Some flower baskets on the Stanhope Street.

Walkway along the Barrow with seating accessible to the town centre.


Accessibility

Bus Eireann.

Railway Station.

Private bus operators.

37 km to Naas.

19 km to Carlow.
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Diversity
 Banks                          Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, Bank of Ireland, AIB, EBS.
 Post office                    1
 Hotel
 Bars                           Anglers Rest Pub, Leinster Arms, Smugglers Pub, B. Dunnes
                                Pub, McEvoy’s Pub, Loughlin’s Bar, Clancy’s Pub, Nag’s Head,
                                Murphy’s Pub, Castle Inn Lounge, Cosy Bar, J Anderson Pub,
                                Cage Bridge House, Noonan’s Pub,.
 Restaurants                    SuperMacs, An Sean Cistin.
 Cinema                         None
 Theatre                        None
 Offices                        O’Doherty Insurance, Sherry FitzGerald, Miller Brennan
                                Accountants, Wilton Insurance Brokers, Rob Redmond
                                Photographers, Carbury Legal Services, Obair Office, Noah’s
                                Arch Insurance Brokers, TR Brennan’s Lawyers, McDonnell’s
                                Real Estate, Donnelly Sols, Hackett’s Bookmakers, Athy Cab
                                Centre, Bruce Betting.
 Residential Areas              Some residential content along the main street


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                  11
        Total number of units in centre          117
        Percentage of vacant units                       9%


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €160 - €215

Yields in the region – c.8.5%


Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Athy.
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BALLYMORE EUSTACE

Character of Area

Small village with a rural hinterland.

Largely a residential village with a small degree of shops and services.

Village possesses a strategic location however is restricted growth due to physical constraints.

Limited convenience and comparison provision.


Definition of Area

Shops are located along Church Road and Main Street.


Retail Mix

Low range of convenience and comparison goods in the village.

Key occupiers include Mace, Centra, Forgarty’s Quick Pick, Foodmarket (2 shades of green on
       shop surround) Country Kitchens and O’Rourke’s Joinery.


Environment

Plunkett Road has 3 tonne weight limit.

Light vehicular traffic flows.

Drain divides the path from the road along Barrack Street. Cars park on the path.

Car parking is indented on the north side of Church Road however cars mount the footpath
        on the south side of the street.

Church Road is a wide two way street which arcs towards the village centre. The street
       consists of a row of single story cottages bordering the eastern side and two storey
       units flanking the western side.

Barrack Street is lined along both sides by residential development.

Village is situated on the eastern banks of River Valley and is constructed on a south to north
         rising gradient.

Large residential content throughout the village.

Footpaths in the village are being upgraded therefore there is a mix of red and grey paving
       stones in some places and cement footpaths in others.
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Plunkett Road was undergoing road works on the day of survey.

Light pedestrian flows.

Black bollards along Main Street.

Ormonde Street lighting along the east side of the Main Street.

Sculpture in the centre of Market Square and an Ormonde light.

Street lighting along Church Road is mounted on telegraph poles.

Mobile library parks on Market Square.


Accessibility

Served by Dublin Bus.

12 km to Blessington.

11 km to Naas.


Diversity
 Banks                         None
 Post office                   1
 Hotel
 Bars                          Anvil Pub, Hayden’s Pub, Murphy’s Pub,
 Restaurants                   Ballymore Inn, The Thatch Restaurant.
 Cinema                        None
 Theatre                       None
 Offices                       Ballymore Properties Offices, Bennett Hydrological &
                               Environmental Engineers betting shop.
 Residential Areas             There is a large residential content throughout the village
                               There is a proposal to construct a new residential area with
                               neighbourhood centre on the R403.


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                  0
        Total number of units in centre          18
        Percentage of vacant units                       0%
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Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Ballymore Eustace.
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CASTLEDERMOT

Character of Area

Town serving local population, surrounding rural hinterland and passing trade for top up
      shopping provision.

Limited range of convenience goods.

No comparison clothing and footwear provision in the town.

Large residential content.

Severe traffic constraints.

Developing into a dormitory town from rural service centre.

Good range of community services.


Definition of Area

Prime retail area is located around the junction of the N9 and the Athy Road.


Retail Mix

All local independent operators.

Low range of goods available to the local population.

Key occupiers include Cope’s Londis, Gala in Esso station, Farrell’s Café & Newsagents,
       Coplice Newsagents, Butchers, Winestore, Butchers.


Environment

Heavy volumes of traffic flow through the town due its location on the N9

Free parking along the street edge.

Parking is provided beside the Shamrock Lounge, Castle Inn, Dales Pub, the Church and off
        Keenan’s Lane.

High rate of vacant premises along Main Street

Ribbon development consisting of single storey cottages along the northern side of the N9
       approaching the town.
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Road surfacing in the town has been stripped and is about to be resurfaced. At present the
       nose of traffic through the town is excessive due to the uneven surface.

Black bollards along the street edges at intervals.

Pelican crossing at the main junction in the town.

Footpaths are tarmac in places new paving is laid in the centre of the town.

Pebble dash bollards.

Cobble lock paving, bollards, seating and planters located outside the Shamrock Lounge
       Street lighting mounted on telegraph poles.


Accessibility

Located on the N9.

Bus Eireann.

Private bus operators.

12 km to Carlow.

14 km to Athy.


Diversity
 Banks                         None
 Post office                   1
 Hotel
 Bars                          Dolan’s Pub, Granite House Pub, Shamrock Lounge, Leinster
                               Lounge Castle Inn, The Dales Pub.
 Restaurants                   Doyle’s Old School, House Restaurant, Diner Restaurant
 Cinema                        None
 Theatre                       None
 Offices                       Betting office
 Residential Areas             There is a high residential content in the town centre. New
                               residential area St John’s


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   3
        Total number of units in centre           11
        Percentage of vacant units                       27%
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Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Castledermot.
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CELBRIDGE

Character of the Area

A major service centre.

The bulk of the residential estates are located west of the town centre.

Large residential areas west and south of the town centre.

Size and extent of residential areas is not reflected in the scale of shopping provided along
        Main Streetand the shopping centre on the Maynooth Road.

Wide main street framing the entrance to Castletown Estate entrance.


Definition

Prime area located along the north sides of Main Street.


Retail Mix

Good mix of convenience and comparison outlets.

Range of outlets are mixed between franchisees and independent operators.

Large quantity of business support, financial, property and legal services along Main Street.

The industrial estate is located adjacent to the shopping centre and opposite the health board
        offices.

Maynooth Road Celbridge House includes a retail shopping parade a Londis topshop,
       takeaway, hairdressers and Singapore Fame Restaurant.

Key occupiers include Londis, Londis Topshop, Centra, Xtravision, Tesco.


Environment

Main Street is congested at times during the day.

Access provided off Main Street to private and customer car parking to the rear.

Car parking indented into footpaths along Main Street.

Main Street leads to the Castletown Estate entrance with yew trees providing a pleasant
       backdrop to the town centre.

Two to three storey buildings lining both sides of Main Street.
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Not many walking on Main Street relative to the number of cars parked.

Ornate street lighting.

Flower baskets in places.

Good public realm.

Pelican crossing at the centre of Main Street.

Approach road is wide but then gets narrow changing from footpaths on both sides of the
       road just too one.

Cycle tracks in areas outside if the town centre linking residential areas to schools.

Well maintained footpaths throughout the town.


Accessibility

Celbridge inner relief road providing a link around the western part of the town to the
        Celbridge Shopping Centre is under construction.

Close to M4 Motorway.

Dublin Bus (number 67).

Bus Eireann.

Footpaths and cycle tracks linking new residential areas to schools and the town centre.

Morton’s Circle Line.

21 km to Dublin.

8 km to Lucan.


Diversity
 Banks                              Credit Union, AIB, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland.
 Post Office                        1
 Hotel
 Bars                               Green’s Restaurant & Bar
 Restaurant                         Michaelango’s Restaurant
 Cinema                             None
 Theatre                            None
 Offices                            Douglas Newman Good, Property Shop, Mortgage Centre,
                                    Remax, Paddy Power Bookmakers.
 Residential Areas                  Residential content within the main retail area. St Raphael’s,
                                    St. Patrick’s Park off Primrose Hill.


Vacancy Rates
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Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                 7
        Total number of units in centre         101
        Percentage of vacant units                     7%


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €130-160

Yields in the region – 5%


Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Celbridge.
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CLANE

Character of the Area

Good diverse range of shops.

A range of comparison and convenience shops.

Compact centre with a good retail mix.

Experience of significant increase in population with many residential estates.


Definition of the area

A major service centre providing a good range of shops and goods and services.


Retail Mix

Supervalu has a good range of support shops and services.

Majority of traders are independent operators.

A high quantity of retail services and offices.

Key occupiers include Londis, Davy’s Foodstore, SuperValu shopping centre, Centra, Classy
       Lass Ladies Boutique, Q&M Menswear, Occasion Couture (boutique), Xtravision,
       Mazors Stationary and gifts.


Environment

Very heavy traffic along Main Street and large volumes of HGV traffic passing through the
       town.

Very congested centre traffic backing up out of town and traffic queuing to pass through
       Main Street.

Nose to kerb parking.

Londis rear car park is fronted with a mix of comparison shops.

Car parking to the rear of Supervalu (paid) and Londis.

Robust urban centre with shop/office units lining both side of the street.

Pleasant urban environment with 2 storey buildings lining both side of Main Street.

No pedestrian areas.
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Good footpaths.

Pelican crossing outside Church on Main Street.


Accessibility

Bus Eireann.

Rapid town link Clane – Sallins – Naas.

9 km from Naas.

37 km from Dublin.


Diversity
 Banks                               Ulster Bank, AIB.
 Post Office                         1
 Hotel
 Bars                                Mazors, Corner House Bar, Jones Pub.
 Restaurant                          Flamewok Takeaway, Abbey Bistro, Chinese Restaurant
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             Sherry FitzGerald O’Reilly, Mortgage Shop, architects office
                                     (Richard Morris), Bambary bookmakers.
 Residential Areas                   Some residential content within the main retail area.


Vacancy Rates

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                    2
        Total number of units in centre            39
        Percentage of vacant units                        5%




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Clane
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JOHNSTOWN

Character of Area

Limited number of comparison and convenience shops.

Large residential component.

Dormitory village.


Definition of Area

Prime Retail area is the Centra opposite the Johnstown Garden Centre.

Some specialist shops.


Retail Mix

1 convenience shop.

2 comparison shops.

Limited retail provision.

Key occupiers include Centra, Johnstown Conservation Centre, Johnstown Garden Centre, My
       Nu Interior Design, Kitchen Shop


Environment

Bypassed by the N7.

Informal parking.

Indented in front of Centra.

Footpath in front of Centra is composed of red brick.

Informal on street car parking on both sides of street leaving narrow passage for two-way
       traffic.

Building are old and in need of refurbishment.

Small village which numerous historic buildings and structures.

Originally a village developed along the main road to Dublin.

Located entirely on the southern side of the dual carriageway.
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Single storey cottage and two story houses.

1950s housing located east of the village street with no footpath links to the village centre.

Some cobbles remain along Main Street.

Trees.

Black bins.

Old stone bus shelter an village junction.

Ornate street lighting and black bollards at the Johnstown Inn entrance to the village


Accessibility

N7 dual carriageway.

Bus Eireann.

Dublin Bus.

No cycle tracks.

4 km from Naas.


Diversity
 Banks                                None
 Post Office                          1
 Hotel                                None
 Bars
 Restaurant                           Johnstown Inn
 Cinema                               None
 Theatre                              None
 Offices                              None
 Residential Areas                    Good residential content in the village centre.            New
                                      residential area Johnstown Manor.


Vacancy


         Vacancy units in centre                  n/a
         Total number of units in centre          n/a
         Percentage of vacant units                        n/a
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Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Johnstown.
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KILCOCK

Character of area

Local service centre.

Limited number of shops compared to the number of people living in the town.

Boundary town split between Meath and Kildare.

Town is located on the eastern side of the Royal Canal and the Dublin to Mullingar railway
       line.

Compact town centre.

High level of vacancy and dereliction in the centre.


Definition of area

Prime retail area is located along Harbour Street, Bridge Street, Mill Lane, New Lane, The
        Square and School Street.


Retail mix

A limited mix of both comparison and convenience shopping provided in the town.

A good range of support retail, financial and legal services.

New co-op south side of Shaw Bridge.

Field’s Supermarket dominates town centre New Lane and Bridge Street.

Donvon’s Centra Church Street.

Key occupiers include O’Brien’s Londis, Monahan’s Menswear, Donvon’s Centra


Environment

One way system for circulation of traffic is operated in the centre of the town.

Free parallel car parking is provided on street and random parking on The Square.

A lot of cars relative to the number of people walking the street.

Picturesque town with the Grand Canal providing a pleasant backdrop.

Small town centre with numerous narrow laneways.
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High degree of dereliction and urban decay in the town.

1-2 storey structures lining both sides of the streets.

Paved red brick areas and black bollards along the canal.

Wide mooring area on both side of the canal.

Picnic area and seating along the canal.

No pedestrian areas.

No cycle tracks.

Poorly maintained footpath accessing residential areas.

Small square accessed from Bridge Street accommodating the post office.


Accessibility

Roundabout to Naas 22 km and 12 km Clane.

Link on to M4.

Rail Services.

Bus Eireann.

Limestone bridge over the canal.


Diversity
 Banks                              AIB, Ulster Bank, Credit Union.
 Post Office                        1
 Hotel
 Bars                               Murphy’s Bar and Lounge Green Ribbon,
 Restaurant                         Dragon Boat Chinese restaurant Spill the Beans Coffee Bar,
                                    takeaway.
 Cinema                             0
 Theatre                            0
 Offices                            Solicitors, construction property services, Kildare Money
                                    advice, solicitors office, estate agents.
 Residential Areas                  Hawthorn residential development.


Vacancy

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties

Vacancy units in centre                    2

Total number of units in centre            65
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Percentage of vacant units             3%




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Kilcock.
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KILCULLEN

Character of Area

Service centre for the local population and surrounding rural hinterland.

Large residential town with significant residential development occurring due to close
       proximity to Newbridge, Naas and the M9.

Town developed along the former N9 on a bridging point on the River Liffey.

Provides the local population with a goods range of local services.


Definition of Area

Prime area is located along south Main Street just north of the Cross & Passion College.


Retail Mix

Limited range of comparison goods available in the town.

Good range of convenience goods provided in the SuperValu.

Key occupier include Dowling’s SuperValu, Nearbuy shop, XL Stop and Shop attached to the
       Esso station, Brennan’s Electrical shop, Berney’s Saddlery.


Environment

Large volumes of HGVs pass through the town travelling between Naas and the M9.

Cars park on both sides of the Ballymore Eustace Road limiting two way traffic passing into
        and out of the town.

Parallel parking along both side of the street in the south of the town and instance of nose to
         kerb parking north of the bridge.

Car parks are located adjacent to the church on the Ballymore Eustace Road and on the east
        side of the Liffey Bridge.

High residential content throughout the town centre.

There are new footpaths in places and older cement paths remain in places.

Lighting is mounted telegraph poles.

No pedestrian areas.
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Black bollards are located in places around the town.

Footpaths on both sides of the street throughout the town.

Outside the Bank of Ireland are cobble stones, flowers and bollards.

Livestock mart in town centre.


Accessibly

Bus Stops Naas, Newbridge Kilcullen Rapid Town link

Served by Bus Eireann.

M9 Interchange (bypass).

12 km from Naas.

20 km from Newbridge.


Diversity
 Banks                           Bank of Ireland, Credit Union
 Post office                     1
 Hotel
 Restaurants                     Berney’s, An Tearnlann Café, Copper Kettle Roundy’s Place,
                                 Egan’s Yankee Star.
 Bars                            McTernan’s, O’Connell’s, Whitehorse Inn, The Hideout, The
                                 Spout.
 Cinema                          None
 Theatre                         None
 Offices                         Nolan and Brophy Estate Agents, O’Brien O’Connell Insurance,
                                 McCullagh Financial Chiropractor Reidy Sols. Leinster Marts, PA
                                 Maloney’s Betting Shop
 Residential Areas               Residential content is evident on the town centre. New
                                 residential include Hillcrest, Laurelwood and EskerLia. Riverside
                                 Manor Castlemartin Lodge.


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                    0
        Total number of units in centre            47
        Percentage of vacant units                         0
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Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Kilcullen.
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KILDARE TOWN

Character of Area

Small town with a large residential and employment component.

Historic town structure.

Limited comparison goods on offer in town.

Provides top up convenience shopping for the local population and the surrounding rural
        catchment.


Definition of Area

Prime retail area is Claregate Street and around the Market Square.


Retail Mix

Mainly independent operators in the town centre.

Low degree of comparison and convenience goods on offer.

Part of Dublin Street under development.

Key occupiers include Connelly’s Supermarket, Southwells Vivo, Foodfair Shop, Market Stall,
       Next Door Wine Shop, Furniture Factory Shop, Woolen Mills.


Environment

Due to location on the N7 Kildare town suffers from heavy volumes of HGVs and through
       traffic.

Narrow street structure in the town dealing with large vehicular two way traffic.

Free parking throughout the town centre parallel to the footpath.

Car park is provided in the Market Square.

Insufficient type and quality of parking available in the town centre.

High degree of vacancy along Claregate Street.

Buildings along the street are 2/2.5/3 storeys in height.

Footpaths are paved with red brick paving stones.
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Market Square is paved with cobble lock and crazy paving.

There is some Ormonde lighting on the Square along with information boards, trees, seating,
        planters, bins, public toilets, indented car parking and boulders around the edge of
        the Heritage Centre.


Accessibility

Bus Eireann.

Located on the N7.

Railway station.

9 km from Newbridge.

By-pass of Kildare/Monastervin will improve links to Dublin and Portlaoise


Diversity
 Banks                               Bank of Ireland, AIB
 Post Office                         1
 Hotel                               The Curragh Lodge Hotel, The Lord Edward Guesthouse
 Bars                                Silken Thomas, Graces Pub, Boland’s Pub, McCormack’s Pub,
                                     Monahan’s Pub, Nolan’s Pub, The Vatican Pub.
 Restaurant                          Cristiana’s Bistro.
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             M. McKee Property, Boyle and Bracken Sols Fitzpatrick
                                     Auctioneers, Obair, D’Archy & Co. Sols, Conway Keane
                                     Engineers, tourist office, cab office. Paddy Power
                                     Bookmakers, Ladbrookes.
 Residential Areas                   Large residential content along the main street. New areas
                                     include Plains of Kildare, Runbeg.


Vacancy

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   5
        Total number of units in centre           96
        Percentage of vacant units                       5


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €485; in other areas between €215 - €270

Yields in the region – c.5%-6%
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Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Kildare Town.
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KILL

Character of Area

Small town centre with large existing and new residential area attached.

Dormitory town for the Dublin area and Naas.

Limited number of shops offering convenience and comparison goods.

Street originally formed the main road to Dublin.

Town is bypassed by the Naas dual carriageway (N7).

Serves the local town residents and surrounding rural population with top-up shopping
       provision and community/social services.


Definition of Area

The prime area of the town is located around the T-junction in the town centre where the
       Mace and Claredon Court.


Retail Mix

Local traders.

Limited range of the comparison goods provided by hardware outlet.

Mace (old shop front format).

Claredon Court provides a mix of goods and services.

Key occupiers include R&J Behan’s Supersaver, Mace (old style), Fresh Meat and Wines
       (Behan’s), Claredon Court (The Village Store, Pissiaro’s Takeaway, Marcella’s Diner,
       hardware shop and pharmacy).


Environment

Light traffic flow through the town centre.

Parking is mostly parallel and on street. There is some indented parking in places. Cars do
        tend to mount footpaths in places.

There is indented car parking outside the entrance to Claredon Court and nose to kerb
        parking in the courtyard.

The town street is wide with a large content of detached houses and bungalows.
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Beside the GAA pitch south west of town centre are derelict building shells.

Ambassador Business Park and Goff’s tunnel entrance located adjacent to the Ambassador
      Hotel.

Street lighting is mounted on telegraph poles creating some wirescape.

Footpaths line both sides of the town street linking the primary school, new and existing
       residential areas to the town centre.

Footpaths are constructed with tar and curbing stones.

Grass verges along each side of the road act as buffers between the street and residential
       areas.

Bus stop opposite post office has a stone seat and bins.

There are some black bollards along the edge of the footpath outside the church.

There are some pebble dash bollards outside the entrance to the Claredon Court.

Stonewalls line parts of the street.

There are no cycleways or pedestrian areas.


Accessibility

By passed by the Naas dual carriageway (N7).

Two entrance and exit points into the town.

Bus Eireann.

6 km from Naas.


Diversity
 Banks                          None
 Post office                    1
 Hotel                          Ambassador Hotel
 Bars                                   The Dew Drop Inn, The Old House
 Restaurants                    Marcella’s Diner
 Cinema                         None
 Theatre                        None
 Offices                        McKennzie’s Sols, MD Betting Kildare Tooling Services Ltd.
 Residential Areas              Rochford Abbey, Gaelic View.


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   0
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       Total number of units in centre         10
       Percentage of vacant units                      0




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Kill.
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LEIXLIP

Character of Area

A major service centre for the surrounding population and adjoining employment areas.

Small town centre relative to the extent of the population.

Robust town centre with 2.3 storey buildings lining both sides of Main Street.

Situated in a valley with built on sloping terrain.

Compact town centre.


Definition of area

Prime retail area is located along Main Street and Captain’s Hill.


Retail Mix

Prime area provides a range of the support, property, financial and legal services to the local
        population, the towns hinterland and the adjoining employment areas.

The town centre provides a good range of meeting and greeting venues for local businesses
       and the local population.

Limited range of convenience and comparison shops relative the scale and nature of the local
        population.

Retail operators are a mix of independents and franchised outlets.

Key occupiers include Eurospar, Tuthill’s of Leixlip, Spar, Xtravision, ESB Shop, Des Kelly
       carpets.


Environment

Two way traffic along Main Street.

Heavy volumes of traffic passing through the town along Main Street.

Disc car parking regulated in the town centre.

Nose to kerb parking along Captain’s Hill and limited parallel parking along Main Street.

Some shops and public houses have car parking provided to the rear.

Off street parking behind spar disc parking.
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The Loft Pound Street has extensive tiered car parking to rear for customer use

Stone cut buildings located on the northern side of Main Street occupied by residents and
       some office based businesses.

Well maintained footpaths along the Main Street.

Good pedestrian realm.

Bins.

No pedestrian areas.

Ornate lighting on the bridge and some street lighting along Main Street.

Black bollards.


Accessibility

Cycle tracks.

Arrow rail services to Dublin-Kildare.

Dublin Bus.

Bus Eireann.


Diversity
 Banks                               EBS, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Credit Union
 Post Office                         1
         Hotel                       Leixlip House.
 Bars                                O’Neill’s Pub, The Loft.
 Restaurant                          Pizzeria, Takeaway, internet café.
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             Mainly office based outlets auctioneers, insurance’s brokers,
                                     property consultancy, Paddy Power Bookmakers
 Residential Areas                   Residential content within the main retail area.


Vacancy Rates

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   6
        Total number of units in centre           100
        Percentage of vacant units                        6


Rents & Yields
APPENDIX C


Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €485; in other areas between €215 - €270

Yields in the region – c.5%-6%


Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Leixlip.
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX C




MAYNOOTH

Character of Area

A major service centre.

Typical 18th century planned town with Maynooth College and Castle on the western end and
        Carton Demesne entrance on the eastern end of Main Street.

A university town.


Definition of area

Prime retail area located along Main Street.

Formal wide tree lined main street linking the Carton Estate to Maynooth College.

Bulk of residential development located south of the town centre divided form the centre by
        the Royal Canal and Dublin to Mullingar railway line.


Retail Mix

Good mix off retail services located in the town.

Shopping centres located on the Dublin Road and Straffan Road with some neighbourhood
       centres in the suburban areas.

Tesco Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Glenroyal Centre and Greenfield Shopping Centre.

Good presence of independent retailers located in the town centre and shopping centres.

High level of retail support services and a range of financial, legal and property services.

Key occupiers include Scally’s Centra, Dawson’s Menswear, Hula bob ladies boutique, Tesco,
       SuperValu.


Environment

High volumes of HGV traffic passing through the town centre along Main Street and Straffna
        Road.

Heavy traffic into Maynooth from Dublin.

On street car parking is defined by brickwork.

Lanes off Main Street provide off street parking and access to backland areas.
APPENDIX C


2 storey buildings line both side of Main Street.

Some vacant properties along Main Street.

Some residential units along Main Street.

Pelican crossing at the junction of the Main Street and Court House Square

Wide footpaths between the town centre and the residential areas located south rail line and
       canal.

Cycle lanes linking town centre, public transport hubs and residential areas.

Trees at intervals line Main Street.

Black bollards lining Main Street.

Court House Square consists of arches and cobble stone work currently being renovated.

Decorative lighting and seating along Main Street.

Bus stop and shelter located on Main Street.

Bins.


Accessibility

Dublin Bus 66.

Maynooth Railway station.

Bus Eireann.

6 km form Kilcock.

12 km from Lucan.
APPENDIX C




Diversity
 Banks                            AIB, Credit Union, Ulster Bank.
 Post Office                      1
 Hotel                            Glenroyal Hotel
 Bars                             Fitgerald’s Roost, Jack Astor’s.
 Restaurant                       Cafes, Supermacs, Donatellos.
 Cinema                           None
 Theatre                          None
 Offices                          McBurton’s property, insurance brokers, Coonan’s
                                  estate agents, Paddy Power Bookmakers
 Residential Areas                There is a residential content within the prime retail
                                  area


Vacancy Rates

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties

Vacancy units in centre                8

Total number of units in centre        119

Percentage of vacant units             7%


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €485; in other areas between €215 - €270

Yields in the region – c.5%-6%


Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Maynooth.
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX C




MONASTEREVIN

Character of Area

Town provides local top up daily needs to the rural hinterland.

Emerging as a dormitory settlement for the Greater Dublin Area.

Large content of residential development gravitating to the Dublin side of the town.

High rate of vacancy of buildings and structures in the centre of the town.

Limited provision of goods and services in the centre.


Definition of Area

Prime retail area is located the junction of the main street (N7) and the back road to
       Portarlington.


Retail Mix

Low range of retail goods available to the resident population of Monasterevin.

Limited convenience and comparison floorspace occupied in the centre of the town.

Key occupiers include Spar Express attached to Texaco on the Dublin Road, Lawlor’s Gala,
       Frawley’s Grocers, Coughlan’s Butchers, Earlie’s Fashion Shop, Loughlin’s Hardware,
       SuperValu.


Environment

Heavy volumes of traffic pass through the town due to its location on the N7.

Traffic congestion in town at peak time during the day but particularly on Fridays.

Some nose to kerb parking on triangle.

Residential development is confined to the northern end of the town west side of the N7.

Bridging points across the river and canal.

Buildings are 3 storeys overlooking river and 4/5 storey mill buildings along the Main Street.

New retail units vacant but yet vacant units in town centre is 1.

Wide street parallel to river.
APPENDIX C


High quantity of derelict mill buildings along the main street.

Footpaths located on each side of the street and road leading into the town centre.

Pelican crossing in the centre of the town increasing the safety of the pedestrian.

Linear park along the river bank.

Ormonde lighting along the main thoroughfare through the town (in need of repair) more
      street lighting mounted on telegraph poles.

Black bollards along street edge.

New paving along main thoroughfare.


Accessibility

Bus Eireann.

Railway Station.

Private bus operators.

19 km from Newbridge.


Diversity
 Banks                          Credit Union, Bank of Ireland.
 Post office                    1
 Hotel                          Hazel Hotel.

 Bars                           Nag’s Head, Brennan’s Pub, CJ Finnley’s, Reggie’s Bar,
                                River House, Mooney’s Snug, Graham’s Tavern, Boland’s
                                Pub, Comerford’s Lounge.
 Restaurants
 Cinema                         None
 Theatre                        None
 Offices                        Matt Dunne’s Auctioneers, O’Connell’s Sols, Doyle’s Sols,
                                Fox’s Estate Agents.
 Residential Areas              No residential content along the main thoroughfare
                                through the town. Residential area north of the town
                                centre include Woodview and Abbeygate


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   1
        Total number of units in centre           44
APPENDIX C


       Percentage of vacant units                      2%




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Monasterevin.
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX C




NAAS

Character of Area

County town and administrative centre for Kildare.

Provides a large range of retail shopping provision, financial services, employment uses.

Town serves a large population catchment and extensive hinterland providing goods, services
       and employment for smaller towns and villages.

Provides extensive residential areas serving both Naas, Newbridge and Dublin

Bypassed by M7 (M9) motorway.


Definition of Area

The prime retail area is located along both South and North Main Street.


Retail Mix

Good mix of shops through the town.

Tesco and Penny’s Shopping Centre on the Blessington Road.

Small cluster of shops and services close to the Tesco Shopping Centre on the Blessington
        Road adjacent to the Maxol Station on the Dublin Road and Railway Terrance
        lengthening the extent of retail provision from Main Street (north). This area will be
        further enhanced with the completion of the multi-storey development.

Good range of both comparison and convenience goods.

A number of multiple and symbol groups evident in and around the town centre.

Retail areas include Main Street, New Row, The Green, Sallins Road, Poplar Square, Dublin
        Road, Friary Road.

A high content of independent operators particularly in terms of ladies and menswear clothes
        shops.

Vibrant town centre.

Sallins Road (Monread) Statoil with Xtravision and spar with car parking to the rear.

Monread Lodge includes pharmacy, Londis, dry cleaners, Michelle’s Beauty Salon, Hair Loft,
       O’Gorman’s Insurance & Pensions, Dentist, car parking in front.

Key occupiers include Rushes SuperValu, Tesco, The Gem (Spar), Superquinn, Spar, Penny’s,
       Naas Shopping Mall, United Colours of Benneton, The Caspo Centre, Meteor, O’Hagan
APPENDIX C


        Communications, O2 Shop, Statoil (Londis top shop), Gala, Londis, Next Door Wine
        Shop, Jacar Ladies Boutique, Alison Gray, Nicola Ross, Conroy’s Menswear, M&L
        Shoes Browne’s Menswear Catriona’s Boutique Classic Image Menswear, Prout
        Clothes Shop, Kalu Heinz Shoes Machete ladies boutique, Evita, TopTwenty, House of
        James, Tuckmill Gallery.


Environment

Heavy traffic.

Pay and display parking for a maximum of one hour is available in Poplar Square for over 30
       cars.

There is some nose to kerb parking in parts of North and South Mains Street.

Church Lane Car Park.

Nose to kerb parking, pelican crossing.

Behind the SuperValu block is the customer car park with provision for one hour.

Church lane car park provide car parking for 40 cent an hour or €2 a day.

Abbey Lane car park for 50 cent an hour.

Car park behind Lawlor’s charging €1 per hour.

New multi-storey is advertising weekly and monthly tickets.

Wide street.

Main street is mainly 2/3 storey.

Bollards at intervals along The Green.

Irons hangers on telegraph poles for flower baskets.

Square paving stones along footpath.

Regular street lights mounted on telegraph poles.

A pelican crossing between the post office and the Presbyterian Church Pay and display
        parking is enforced throughout the town centre.

Bus Eireann bus stops throughout the town some with glass shelters.

Footpaths are made of both concrete and tar on both side of the road into the town from the
       north.

Outside the St Daniel’s Primary School and shops on the Dublin Road (Railway Terrace)
       divided by grass verging with wood seating and litter bins providing a buffer from
       traffic on the Dublin Road.
APPENDIX C


There is a wide pavement, seating, telephones, bus shelter, trees, planters and a taxi rank
        located at Popular House on Popular Square.

Presbyterian Church, taxi ranks at Popular House on Popular Square and beside the
        Presbyterian Church on south Main Street.

Bus terminus located close to Presbyterian Church on Main Street south.

Ramps along Corban’s Lane.

Corban’s Lane serves the backlands and staff parking for some shops and services along Main
        Street. There are some outlets along this lane but is used primarily for schools, car
        parking and some residential.

A motte and bailey are located on Abbey Lane.

Abbey Lane provides access to the canal walk from Main Street.

There is seating along the canal.

Harbour Place includes a Health Centre, Library, FAS centre and pedestrian paving.

Canal Street is composed of single storey cottages which contain services and offices.


Accessibility

M7 Motorway.

Rapid Town Links bus services with Clane, Sallins, Kilcullen and Newbridge.

Taxi ranks.

Rail services at Sallins.

Served by Bus Eireann.

Served by Private bus operators.

37 km from Dublin.

10 km from Newbridge.
APPENDIX C




Diversity
 Banks                       Permanent TSB, Irish Nationwide, EBS, Credit Union, ACC Bank,
                             Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, AIB.
 Post office                  1
 Hotel                       Naas Court Hotel, Townhouse Hotel, Harbour View Hotel,
 Bars                         Donegan’s Pub, Grangers Pub, Haden’s Pub, The Paddock Pub,
                              Grace’s Pub, Fletcher’s Pub, Five Lamps, Forge Pub
                              McCormick’s Pub, The Ivy Inn, Todd’s Bar, Kavanagh’s Pub,
                              Sarah Floods Pub, Murtaghs Pub, Swan Dowlings.
 Restaurants                 Seeta’s     Indian    Restaurant,    Butt   Mullin’s Restaurant,
                             Abrakebabra, The Manor, McDonnald’s fast food restaurant, Le
                             Piveria Restaurant, Café Java, Chez Michael’s Bistro, Lemon
                             Grass Restaurant,
 Cinema                       1
 Theatre                      1
 Offices                     Remax, Wiltshire Property Letting, Sherry FitzGerald O’Reilly,
                             Morrin’s Mortgage, Paul Ferris sols, McMahon’s Sols, First Active
                             Insurance, FBD Insurance, Leinster Leader, Coonan Sols,
                             Loughlans Insurance’s, Naas Insurance, Gunne and Hibernain
                             Insurance, DNG, Paddy Power Bookmakers, Bruce Betting
 Residential Areas            Little residential content along the main street.


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                 5
        Total number of units in centre         172
        Percentage of vacant units                      3


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region per m2 - €165-200

Yields in the region – 6%


Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Naas.
APPENDIX C




NEWBRIDGE

Character of Area

Major service centre for the resident population and the population of town and villages
       within the catchment of Newbridge.

Extensive range of convenience and comparison shopping available.

Contrasting urban structure with a tradition street fabric on the western side of Main Street
        while modern buildings dominate the eastern side of the street as major civic and
        industrial uses are replaced or relocated.


Definition of Area

The prime retail area is located along Main Street, Newbridge Shopping Centre and Tesco
       Shopping Centre.


Retail Mix

There is a good mix of comparison and convenience goods on offer in Newbridge.

Retail formats range for high street shopping to edge of centre shopping centres to off street
         malls and courtyards Newbridge Shopping Centre (Dunnes), Tesco Shopping Centre,
         Town Centre Square (Lidl), Ballymany Shopping Centre (Spar).

Key occupiers include O’Brien’s Spar, Centra Quickstop, Lidl, O’Brien’s Wines, Clarks, Penny’s,
       United Colours of Benneton, Lifestyle, Conlon’s Sports, O’Leary’s Shoe Shop, Michael’s
       Mens wear, Denim Depot, Vanity Fair, Zebra Clothes, Clarkes Menswear, ESB Shop,
       Murphy’s DIY, Xtravision, Chartbusters, Ballymany Shopping Centre (Spar, Home
       Décor, pharmacy), Newbridge Shopping Centre (Dunnestore, Toptwenty, Twiggs),
       Tesco Shopping Centre, Newbridge Retail Park (DID, World of Wonder, Arramount
       Furniture, Atlantic Homecare, Nationwide Tiles), Woodies BIY & Garden Centre.


Environment

Heavy volumes of traffic passing through the town centre.

Car parking is free throughout the town centre except in the town centre park.

Parking is provided on street either in a parallel to nose to kerb parking depending on the
        width of the street.

Parking on double yellow lines occurs for loading.

Cars mount kerbside along roads approaching the town centre.
APPENDIX C


Multi-storey car park.

Wide Main Street complement by narrow side street and laneways (Limerick Lane, Henry
      Street, John’s Street, Charlotte Street, Eyre Street).

Buildings along Main Street range between 2 and 3 storeys in height.

Suburban fabric close to the town centre in the shopping centres south of the main street.

Footpaths leading into the town centre from residential areas and schools are in poor
       condition.

Pelican crossing provide safe street crossings for the pedestrian.

A good flow of pedestrian along the main thoroughfare however low relative to the umber of
       cars parked along the street and lanes.

Black bollards along the edge of the footpath.

Planter and metal street light at intervals throughout the town.

Sli na Slainte.

Footpaths in the town centre are wide and area paved with red paving stones.

Pubic toilets are provided in front of the church on Main Street.

Pedestrian area Charlotte Street.


Accessibility

Railway Station.

Bus Eireann.

Within close proximity to the Naas Road.

Rapid Town Links between Naas and Kilcullen.

M7 Interchange.

10 km to Naas.

49 km to Dublin.
APPENDIX C




Diversity
 Banks                            Credit Union, EBS, First Active, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster
                                  Bank, Permanent TSB.
 Post Office                      2
 Hotel                            Eyre Hotel, Kedeen Hotel
 Bars                             McDonnald’s Pub, Curragh Inn, TJ McCabe Pub, Charlie
                                  Egan’s Pub, Swift’s Pub, O’Rourke’s Pub, Higgin’s Pub,
                                  Coffey’s Pub, Cummin’s Pub, Rose Earlie’s, Railway Bar.
 Restaurant                       McDonnald’s DriveThru, Abrakebabra, The Keg, Seventh
                                  Restaurant, Donnatello’s Restaurant,.
 Cinema                           Riverbank Art Centre.
 Theatre                          Oscar Cinema.
 Offices                          Obair Office, Dental Surgery, Jordan Real Estate, Sherry
                                  FitzGerald Piggott Robertson, Cunningham Accountants,
                                  Brophy Farrell Auctioneers, Curragh Bloodstock, Town &
                                  Country Estate Agents, Boylesports, Paddy Power
                                  Bookmakers, Sean Grahams Betting Office, Ladbrookes.
 Residential Areas                Little residential content along the main street


Vacancy

Based on 2001 Survey of commercial properties

Vacancy units in centre                 9

Total number of units in centre         313

Percentage of vacant units              3


Rents & Yields

Prime zone A rents in the region of per m2 - €165-200 in prime area and €195-215 in the
       Whitewater Centre

Yields in the region of 5.6% within the prime area


Extant Planning

There is 1 extant planning permission for retail development in the town over 500m 2 located
        on the former Irish Ropes site. Details of this permission are provided in Appendix B.
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX C




PROSPEROUS

Character of Area

Small town with long street surrounded by extensive residential areas.

Disjointed town centre.

Limited shopping provision relative to the resident population.

Rural town serving local rural catchment.

Limited availability of comparison goods.


Definition of Area

Prime area in clusters along the main thoroughfare through the town the R403 and on the
       local road north of the R403.

Lack of any main focal point Located on the R403.


Retail Mix

All local traders.

Two symbol stores Neaybuy and Londis.

One hardware store.

Key occupiers include Londis, Nearbuy, Connolly’s, Next Door Wine Shop, Moran’s Butchers,
       Finn McCarthy’s Hardware.


Environment

Significant traffic passing through the town.

Traffic calming measures employed along the main street and along the street north of the
         R403.

Poor parking provision along the main street with cars mounting kerb especially at the
       Nearbuy outlet opposite the Statoil Station.

Car parking provided at intervals along streets.

Both pubs have parking adjoining.

Wide footpaths.
APPENDIX C


Street north of the main thoroughfare needs resurfacing.

No pedestrian areas.


Accessibly

Located on the R403.

Bus Eireann.

4.5 km to Clane.


Diversity
 Banks                               Credit Union
 Post Office                         with newsagents
 Hotel
 Bars                                Larry’s Bar, Christie’s Bar and Dowling’s Bar & Function
                                     Room.
 Restaurant
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             Sherry FitzGerald O’Reilly, bookmakers.
 Residential Areas                   Barrington Court, Downing Court, Emerson Court.


Vacancy Rates

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   2
        Total number of units in centre           25
        Percentage of vacant units                         8




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Prosperous.
APPENDIX C




RATHANGAN

Character of Area

Town catering for the local rural hinterland.

Town is remote from main transportation corridors.

Tourist town.


Definition of Area

Retail outlets are located on intervals along the streets. No one area represents the prime
        retail area.


Retail Mix

Limited provision of retail services in the town.

Key occupiers include Checkout Store, Draper Hardware, Treasure Chest Gift Shop, Hacketts
       Multigoods Store, Greenacre Furniture Design


Environment

Main junction of the town leading to Allenwood, Edenderry and Prosperous.

Car parking is provided nose to kerb and parallel formats.

Ribbon development existing on approach roads to the town with a footpath linking the
       residential development to the town centre and community facilities.

Drummod Mill east of the Bridge Street between the Grand Canal and Slate River.

Seating, walkway and trees along the Grand Canal.

Wide streets and footpaths throughout the town.

Red paved footpaths in placed and tarmac in others.

Footpath is 8m in places.

Black bollards at intervals throughout the town.

Black bins.

Pebble dashed bins.
APPENDIX C


Feature has been made of the main junction in the town with lighting, paving, bollards,
       limestone pillars.

High degree of residential content in the town

Village pump.

Trees along Main Street.

Lighting on telegraph poles.


Accessibility

20 km from Newbridge.

Located on the junction of the R419, R401 and R414.

Close to the county boundary with Offaly.


Diversity
 Banks                               Ulster Bank
 Post Office                         1
 Hotel
 Bars                                Bridge Bar, Dillion’s Pub, Corner House Bar, Mill House,
                                     Fullam’s Pub.
 Restaurant                          Indian Restaurant attached to Statoil.
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             Donal McCabe Sols, Noone Engineering, Cross Designers, MD
                                     Betting.
 Residential Areas                   Large retail content throughout the town centre


Vacancy

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                    3
        Total number of units in centre            34
        Percentage of vacant units                       9




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Rathangan.
APPENDIX C




STRAFFAN

Character of the Area

Local village centre.

Small Estate village.

Low density residential development.

Affluent residential area.

Selection of stone cut built structures comprising two churches and one/two storey residential
        dwellings along the main thoroughfare.

Main junction in the village consists of the Straffan Inn, the village greens and the Catholic
       Church situated at opposite corners.


Definition of Area

2 convenience shops located in the village centre.


Retail Mix

1 symbol group store and a butchers.

Key occupiers include Vivo convenience shop, O’Rourke Butchers.


Environment

Little traffic passing through the village during the day.

No formal parking areas.

Some nose to kerb parking outside garage/shop and butchers opposite Church of Ireland.

Well preserved and maintained urban fabric.

Footpath on the eastern side of the street in the village centre. Footpath on the western side
       of the road linking village to The K Club.

Clean, well presented village.
APPENDIX C




Accessibility

From Celbridge Road to Baberstown Castle.

Bus Eireann services.


Diversity
 Banks                               None
 Post Office                         None
 Hotel                               K Club
 Bars                                Straffan Inn
 Restaurant
 Cinema                              None
 Theatre                             None
 Offices                             None
 Residential Areas                   Large residential content village centre


Vacancy Rates

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                     n/a
        Total number of units in centre             n/a
        Percentage of vacant units                          n/a




Extant Planning

There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Straffan.
APPENDIX C




SALLINS

Character of Area

Village in transition.

Small town centre comprising of some small local shops and services.

Limited availability of convenience or comparison outlets.

Main Street developed along R407 Naas to Clane Road.

Developed on the Grand Canal and the Dublin to Waterford, Cork and Limerick railway line.

Divided from Naas by M50 and railway line.

Local and commuting population to Naas and Dublin.

Serves local community, passing trade and surrounding catchment.


Definition of Area

Prime area along the eastern side of Main Street just north of the Grand Canal Bridge close to
        the Maxol Station and adjacent parade and just south Grand Canal Bridge.


Retail Mix

Local traders.

Gala shop.

Other shops include furnishing shop, florist, butchers, newsagents, pharmacy.

Key occupiers include


Environment

HGV traffic and commuting traffic to Naas.

One way street along Canal View otherwise all roads are two way.

Parking is provided in front of shops, beside the canal, on street. There are no formal areas
        for parking and there is no parking restrictions.

Small square for lay-by parking beside petrol filling station and shops.

Suffers from high volumes of traffic passing through the town.
APPENDIX C


1 pelican crossing.

There is a pedestrian footpath provided on the east side of Main Street linking residential
        areas to the town. There are some pedestrian footpaths located on the west side of
        the street however their presence depends on the location of housing developments.

No pedestrian areas.


Accessibility

Close to the M50.

Train station providing access to the Arrow rail services.

2.5 km to Naas.

20 km to Maynooth.

Located on the Rapid Town Link.


Diversity
 Banks                         Credit Union
 Post office                   1
 Hotel
 Bars                          Murphy’s, Flanagan’s Mill, the Bridgwater Inn
 /Restaurants/                 Chinese Restaurant and takeaway.
 Cinema                        None
 Theatre                       None
 Offices                       None
 Residential Area              The town is mainly a residential; centre. New residential areas
                               include Sallins Hall, Sallins Pier, Mill Bank, Older estates include
                               Osberstown Court, and St. Brigid’s Terrace


Vacancy Rate

Based on 2001 survey of commercial properties
        Vacancy units in centre                   1
        Total number of units in centre           20
        Percentage of vacant units                           5




Extant Planning
APPENDIX C


There are no extant planning permissions for retail development over 500m 2 net convenience
        floorspace or 1,000m2 net comparison floorspace in Sallins.

				
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