24-hour drive thru coffee  building for service station
COFFEE BUILDING: Eight electric fast charging spaces and drive thru coffee building is proposed for the service station in Rathcoole

24-hour drive thru coffee building for service station

A 24-HOUR drive-thru coffee building could very well be on its way to Rathcoole, with plans seeking permission lodged with South Dublin County Dublin.

Petrogas Group Ltd has lodged the planning application for its Applegreen service station on the Naas Road at Tootenhill, Rathcoole.

Filed with the local planning authority on April 20, 2022, proposals are for the installation of an electric fast charging hub and 24/7 drive-thru coffee building.

Eight electric fast charging spaces to the west side of the site are incorporated into the proposed development and the drive-thru coffee building extends to 167sq.m.

The coffee building will contain a beverage area, seating area and a back of house area for storage, a lobby and toilets.

There is a single storey building with a maximum ridge height of 6m and a minimum ridge height of 3.6m along with three signs on the building and four free-standing signs in the plans.

An ancillary development of refuse compound is outlined in the documentation along with plans for a free standing height restrictor, a substation (28.75sqm 3.075m high).

There is provision for some 31 car parking spots, internal road vehicular access, internal circulation road, paving, a pedestrian entrance with steps, landscaping, boundary treatment and all associated site works including pumping station.

13 existing car parking spaces located at the subject site will be removed to facilitate the proposed development.

Third party submissions relating to this proposed development will be accepted up to May 24.

The local planning authority will then make a decision on the plans by June 14, 2022.

In 2016, Petrosgas Group Ltd, which trades as Applegreen, was granted permission to develop a replacement filling station on a larger site at the subject site.

That development consisted of the demolition of 10 existing structures, including the former filling station and construction of a new state of the art shop/filling station.

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