Kildare County Council's decision to refusing permission for a housing development in Monasterevin has been up-held by An Bord Pleanála.
KCC did not grant leave to Clonmel Enterprises for it's proposal to re-develop the Malt House at the Canal Harbour.
The firm wanted to build 51 apartments and houses on the lands, and create 91 parking spaces.
It referred KCC's decision to the national planning authority.
An Bord Pleanála has affirmed the Kildare authority's decision, citing design and layout matters.
The development description, as published by Kildare County Council, is:
"the redevelopment of the existing (I) Malt House (a protected structure, Kildare County Council RPS no.3525). consisting of 15 x 2 Bed Apartments & 6 x 1 bed apartments, Old Managers House ( a protected structure, Kildare County Council RPS no. B21-08) consisting of 1 x 2 bed duplex apartments & 1 x 3 bed duplex apartment, demolition of the existing stable block ( 87.9sqm) (a protected structure) and existing bungalow (89.3sqm), construction of 28no. new residential units comprising of (ii) (a) 14no. x 3 Bed Terraced Houses, (b) 14 x 4 Bed Semi-Detached and Terraced Houses (iii) internal distributor road (iv) 91no. car parking spaces (v) Bin Storage (vi) all associated site works, signage, landscaping bicycle parking, boundary treatments and drainage.Revised by significant further information consisting of; proposed changes to the surface water drainage system. A Natura Impact Statement(NIS) has been submitted to the Planning Authority. Minor alteration to the red outline boundary with the omission of a portion of lands along the northern boundary".