Naas and Meath lands offer wide range of prospects

Land at The Knocks, Naas, Co Kildare

Donal Buckley

Two tranches of land with development potential in Kildare and Meath have been brought to the market this week by estate agents Coonan. One of the tranches is a strategical land bank in Naas, Co Kildare extending to 57 acres which has a €6m-plus guide price, or more than €105,263 per acre.

Will Coonan of selling agent Coonan says the lands at The Knocks in The Northwest Quadrant of Naas provide scope for future development.

About 43.84 acres have an objective as “Strategic Reserve” in the Naas Local Area Plan 2021-2027 to facilitate future development in line with the expansion of the town.

A further 13.2 acres are to be used as open space and amenity. This will happen when a masterplan is integrated into the Local Area Plan in the future. As the key measures of the Naas/Sallins Transport Strategy 2020 are implemented, the lands will facilitate a priority bus route to Sallins from Naas town centre.

As well as road frontage along the Grand Canal and Greenway, it is neighboured by Millennium Park, home to Kerry Group and a number of other businesses.

Coonan is also selling 10 acres of zoned lands at The Moy, Summerhill, Co Meath with a guide price of €850,000. Zoned objective G1 - Community Infrastructure in the Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027. This objective is “to provide for necessary community, social and educational facilities”.

This zoning permits uses such as car park, cemetery/crematorium, children play/adventure centre, childcare, community and cultural facilities, education, health centre, hospital, leisure, sports facilities, place of public worship, playing pitches, playgrounds, recycling facility and utilities.

Planners may also consider uses such as funeral home, gymnasium, halting site/group housing, healthcare practitioner, residential/sheltered housing, restaurant/café, retirement home/residential institution/retirement village and telecommunication structures.

Summerhill is located about 38km west of Dublin city centre on the R158 road from Kilcock to Trim, 10km south of Trim and 12km north of Kilcock with its M4 motorway junction and train station.

It boasts a range of local amenities including shops.