Part 8 Planning Notice: Glanmire to City Cycle Route (Phase 1)
Part 8 Planning Notice
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:
Glanmire to City Cycle Route (Phase 1)
The proposed development consists of the following:
- Provision of segregated footpaths on both sides of the roadway along the entire length of the scheme (1.4km). Minimum footpath widths of 1.80m.
- Provision of two-way segregated cycle track on the eastern side of the roadway from the Dunkettle/Tivoli Roundabout to the Village. Two-way cycle track width of 2.75m.
- Provision of new public lighting along the length of the scheme.
- Provision of a 70m cantilevered boardwalk (to provide continuity of the pedestrian footpath and cycle track) along the eastern side of the roadway opposite the Grotto.
- Provision of a community space, seating area, bike parking, bike repair station and car parking area immediately west of the Village.
- Provision of a traffic calmed environment with enhanced public realm within the Village. This includes a reduced speed limit of 30 Kmph, pedestrian crossing, attractive lighting, removal of overhead cables wider footpaths and a change in road surface colour.
- Replacement planting of 10 no. trees and planting of 40 new trees in addition to pollinator friendly planting within the proposed 1.0m verge on the eastern side of the roadway between the roundabout and the Grotto.
- Repairs to the existing boundary walls.
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 13th of July 2022 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.
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 https://consult.corkcity.ie/en
Alternatively, the Plans & Particulars will be available for inspection or purchase on working days from Wednesday the 13th July to Thursday the 11th August 2022 at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork.
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 “Glanmire to City Cycle Route (Phase 1)”
• Electronically at https://consult.corkcity.ie/en
Closing date for all submissions is on Friday the 26th of August 2022 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 13th July 2022
Cork City Council