Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the granting of planning permission for the second bridge over the river liffey in Newbridge which is a critical piece of infrastructure for the town. He was speaking today (Monday) when Kildare County Council confirmed that it had granted planning permission for the much needed second bridge.
“The granting of planning permission is an important step forward in the process of us improving traffic flows in the town and realising the significant economic development potential of the Great Connell area north of the river Liffey. The granting of permission by Kildare County Council to Aston Limited for a five span bridge of 170m in length along with 790m of a distributor road creates great momentum for its delivery considering that a number of other important developments in the area are still awaiting decision from An Bord Pleanala.
“In addition to the bridge and distributor road, permission has also been granted for a proposed River Park of approximately 9.2 hectares as a multi-use recreational amenity, including pedestrian and cycle routes connecting to existing public space network, and a multi-use games area.
“The next steps in this project will be for Kildare County Council to engage with the developer who have been granted the permission. Work can then proceed on the detailed design for the bridge as funding options are also considered.
“This is one of the key investments and pieces of infrastructure needed to support the continued development of the town of Newbridge and I am delighted that today it moves forward with this important step”, concluded Minister Heydon.