Comhairle Contae Lú
Louth County Council
Part XI - Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended)
Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8
Greenway from Carlingford Town to Carlingford Marina
Louth County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out development of a greenway from the Station House in Carlingford Town to Carlingford Marina along the shore of Carlingford Lough / the R173 and under the bridge of King John’s Castle in the townland of the Liberties of Carlingford.
The proposed greenway, measuring approx. 2.65 km in length, will be predominantly located in the town realm of Carlingford and it will mainly traverse hard surfaced areas
The proposed greenway will connect to existing and future sections of the overall cross-border Carlingford Lough Greenway network which seeks to encourage more people to walk and cycle and undertake more cross border trips, either for recreational, amenity or travel to work purposes.
The proposal will utilise existing hard surfaces where available comprising separate pedestrian and cyclist routes and a shared walking and cycling greenway which will incorporate the following components:
- a shared use vehicle and cycle facility along Back Lane, Dundalk Street, Church Road and Newry Street and a segregated cycle lane from Back Lane along the land side of the R173 to the entrance of Carlingford Marina
- a new pedestrian asphalt footpath along the R173 and associated kerbing and fencing from King John’s Bridge to the Carlingford Marina access junction
- new traffic calming measures and road crossings along the R173 including road cushions, traffic calming gateway , anti-skid surfacing, road markings and signage
- new street lighting along the section of greenway from King John’s Bridge to the Carlingford Marina access junction;
- all necessary site works including trail head improvements, informative boards, directional signage and relocation of existing picnic benches and recycling facilities.
In addition to the above, and in accordance with the provisions of Article 81(2)(c) of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001, the proposed development comprises the carrying out of works which will not materially affect the character of a protected structure, namely King John’s Castle or those within the designated Carlingford Architectural Conservation Area.
In accordance with Article 81(ca) and 120(1B)(b)(i) of the above-mentioned regulations, Louth County Council, as the competent authority, has concluded from a Screening Determination, based on an examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and as such has determined that an EIA is not required. The details of which are available to the general public.
At any time before the expiration of 4 weeks from the date of publication of this notice, any person may apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.
Please note that the proposed extension of the 50 kph speed limit along the R173 and the proposed reduction of speed along Back Lane, Newry Street and Dundalk Street to 30kph, although planned as part of this project, will be done so under a separate amendment process to the Speed Limit Bye Laws .
Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection (or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) during normal office hours from Tuesday 10th September to Tuesday 8th October 2019 (inclusive) at the following locations:
- Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 W20C and on their website:
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, and clearly marked ‘Part 8 – Greenway from Carlingford Town to Carlingford Marina’, may be made in writing to the undersigned at Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 W20C, before 5.00pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
This project has been supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Dated this Tuesday 10th September 2019.
Adrian Kerley, Project Coordinator, Infrastructure, Louth County Council
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