Curragh Road Scheme
COMHAIRLE CATHRACH CHORCAI
CORK CITY COUNCIL
Curragh Road Scheme
Part 8 Planning 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 and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Cork City Council intends to carry out the Curragh Road Scheme in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users.
The proposed development consists of:
- Realignment of Curragh Road, Kinsale Road, Pearse Road and Green Lawn junction.
- Realignment of Tory Top Road, Pearse Road junction.
- Closing off existing entrance & exit, and provision of new entrance/exit, to properties to the west side of Curragh Road on north west side of the main junction.
- Provision of improved pedestrian facilities with upgrades and buildouts of footpaths and provision of pedestrian crossings. These will provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities and reduce the road width to be traversed by pedestrians at Tory Top Road junction with Pearse Road via raised table uncontrolled pedestrian crossing, as well as safer pedestrian crossing at the junction of Curragh Road, Kinsale Road, Pearse Road and Green Lawn.
- Provision of additional green space with low level planting at new buildouts.
- Provision of upgraded on road cycle lanes on Curragh Road and Kinsale Road, new on road cycle lanes on Pearse Road, and new cycle facilities on the route from Pearse Road to Curragh Road.
- Relocation of existing bus stops on Curragh Road and Pearse Road.
In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment Screening has been carried out for 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 concluded 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 that an EIA is not required.
Details of the proposed works including an Appropriate Assessment screening report and Environmental Impact Assessment screening report are available for inspection online at https://consult.corkcity.ie and also at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork via appointment only on working days from the 5th March 2021 to the 16th April 2021 between 9.00am and 4.00pm.
Submissions and observations in relation to this proposal should be made electronically through https://consult.corkcity.ie/en/ or forwarded in an envelope marked “Curragh Road Scheme” to Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Final date for submissions is 4.00pm on the 30th April 2021.
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.
Dated 5th March 2021
CORK CITY COUNCIL