Road Safety Improvements at junction of Park Avenue and Blackrock Road, Ballintemple

opendate_range17 Jul, 2020, 9:00am - 1 Sep, 2020, 4:00pm

COMHAIRLE CATHRACH CHORCAÍ

Cork City Council

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE UNDER SECTION 179 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 AS AMENDED & PART 8 OF THE PLANNING & 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 proposes to carry out road junction upgrade works (“the proposed development”) at the junction of Park Avenue and Blackrock Road, Ballintemple, Cork.

The proposed development consists of the upgrading of the existing priority junction of Blackrock Road and Park Avenue to a fully signalised junction and improvements to the pedestrian facilities at the junction.

The following works are proposed:

  • Replacement of all existing footpaths at the junction and construction of a new kerb/footpath build-out at the north-east corner of the junction,
  • Resurfacing of the roadway within the extents of the junction,
  • Provision of 2 No. pedestrian crossings as part of the fully signalised junction; 1) pedestrian crossing to replace the existing Pelican crossing on Blackrock Road, and, 2) a new pedestrian crossing on Park Avenue,
  • Installation of new traffic signal poles, signal heads and associated control equipment at the junction,
  • Improvements to public lighting, and provision of road markings and signage as required, and,
  • All associated ancillary site works.

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out on the proposed development, 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 are 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.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report, will be available for inspection from Friday 17th July 2020 until Monday 17th August 2020:

  • electronically via Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal at https://consult.corkcity.ie. The documents are available to download at the right hand side of this web page under the "Materials" heading.
  • at the offices of the Traffic Operations Division, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork between 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 021-4924767 or email  john_lonergan@corkcity.ie to arrange an appointment.

A copy of the documents may be purchased, on payment of a specified fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy.  Requests for a copy of the documents may be made by contacting 021-4924767 or john_lonergan@corkcity.ie

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

  • electronically via Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal at https://consult.corkcity.ie
  • in writing to the Traffic Operations Division, Room 338, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997.

The deadline for receipt of submissions and observations is 4:00 pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council regarding this development, 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 Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement (available to view on www.corkcity.ie) and relevant Data Protection legislation.

Ann Doherty

Chief ExecutiveCork City Council

Dated: 17th July 2020