Beamish and Crawford Quarter Infrastructure Public Realm Project

Closeddate_range16 Jul, 2021, 9:00am - 10 Sep, 2021, 4:00pm


Part 8 Planning Notice

Notice under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and

Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) 

Pursuant to the requirements of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Cork City Council plans to carry out the project titled:

Beamish and Crawford Quarter Infrastructure Public Realm Project

 The proposed development consists of the following:  

  • Public realm enhancements to the following streets in Cork City Centre:
    • South Main Street,
    • Tobin Street,
    • Tuckey Street,
    • Proby's Quay,
    • French's Quay,
    • Keyser's Hill,
    • Crosses Green,
    • Wandesford Quay,
    • Hanover Place/Hanover Street.
  • Extensive streetscape enhancements including hard & soft landscaping, natural stone paving, street furniture, trees and ancillary works.
  • Reconfiguration of the layout of the affected streets including widened footpaths, cycle lanes and removal/rationalisation of service bays and on-street parking.
  • Provision of modern low energy public and feature lighting.
  • Provision of a civic space centred around the historic Counting House Building on South Main Street.
  • Undergrounding of overhead cables and renewal of utility services.
  • Other necessary associated and related works. 

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment Screening has been carried out on the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening noted that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites is likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process.

In addition, the proposed development has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded that there will be no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and an EIA is not required.

In accordance with Article 120 (3), as amended by S.I. No. 296 of 2018, a person may, within 4 weeks beginning on the 16th of July 2021 apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment. Such a submission should be addressed to the Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

In accordance with Article 81(2)(C)(ii) it is noted that elements of the proposed works are positioned over part of the South Parish Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) and the proposed South Channel ACA and will be directly adjacent to approx. 12 Protected Structures. The proposed development will materially affect the character of the area. Cork City Council is of the view the upgrade of the public realm will have a positive impact on the streets and also the special character of these Architectural Conservation Areas in particular the highlighting of the remaining medieval laneways drawing attention to the Medieval layout of the early city.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development, including an Appropriate Assessment screening report and an Environmental Impact Assessment screening report are available to view by visiting

Alternatively the Plans & Particulars will be available for inspection on working days from Friday the 16th July to Friday the 27th August 2021 at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork.  Please Note due to current public health advice all such inspections shall be by appointment only. Please phone 021-4924000 to arrange an appointment.

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development is situated, may be made;  

  • In writing to Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Cork. It should be clearly marked “Beamish and Crawford Quarter Infrastructure Public Realm.”


Closing date for all submissions is on Friday the 10th of September 2021 at 4pm.

 All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Retention Policy and relevant Data Protection legislation.

Date 16th July 2021

Ann Doherty

Chief Executive

Cork City Council