Sunday, July 30, 2017

Petrol station to close under planning application

Kilcullen will lose one of its two petrol filling stations if a planning application for Dunleas car sales operation is successful, writes Brian Byrne.

Under the application (application number 17773), which proposes the demolition of the existing showroom and workshops, the petrol pumps will also be removed and not replaced.

The application proposes the construction of a new showrooms to include entrance lobby, display area, offices and ancillary accommodation, and also a workshop and service area all at ground floor level. New offices, staff areas and a parts store will be at mezzanine/first floor level.

Alterations proposed to the site include removal of one of the existing entrances, provision of additional external storage and display areas, new totem signs and general signage, along with all associated site development and facilitating works.

For some years the petrol filling station element of the business has been carried on by Naas Oil, which also operates stations in Naas and Prosperous, and Ratoath and Kiltale in Co Meath.

Originally established by the late Pat Dunlea, Dunleas of Kilcullen was acquired in November 2005 by Anthony Murray and Mark Grainger. The business is a main Kia dealer.

Submissions on the application close on 7 August and the current date for decision is 28 August.