The proposed development will consist of an expansion of the existing approved data centre campus (Meath county council ref: RA/150605 / An Bord Pleanala Ref: PL 17. 245347) comprising the following elements
(a) Construction of two single-storey data centre buildings with a gross floor area (GFA) of circa 57,400m2;
(b) A single storey administration/office building with a GFA of circa 5,710m2 which is physically linked to the proposed data centre buildings;
(c) Site infrastructure to include entrance gates and appropriate signage, a security guardhouse of circa 60m2 and associated canopy;
(d) Roadworks including a new permanent site access, internal roadways, underpass & footpaths, circa 276 no. Car parking spaces, bicycle parking facilities, upgrades to a section of the l5028 Kilbride Road together with an emergency access via the l10101 to include resurfacing only a section of the road and additional of circa 1 no. Passing bay;
(e) General drainage networks and arrangements and a connection to the existing public sewer network;
(f) Surface level backup generators with internal fuel tanks;
(g) Hard & soft landscaping incorporating perimeter fencing to include both external and internal circa 3.0 metre high architecturally designed metal fencing and matching gates;
(h) Temporary construction access and associated car parking arrangements off the Kilbride Road (L5028); and
(i) Associated & ancillary site works. Planning permission is being sought for a 10 year period. The is a separate planning application and associated EIAR on lands enclosed by the data centre application. It is a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) application to An Bord Pleanala under S182A of the P&D Act 2000, as amended. The application comprises the construction of a new 220KV substation compound & Assoc. underground cables connecting to the existing substation at Portan, Clonee(consented ABP ref PL17.VA0018). An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) has been prepared for the proposed development and has been submitted with this application.
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