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Dunkettle/Ballinglanna UEA, Glanmire

The Dunkettle Ballinglanna UEA comprises two distinct sites, Ballinglanna and Dunkettle on opposite sides of the Dunkettle Road in Glanmire. The policy background, maps, zoning objectives and associated infrastructure packages can be found in the Cobh Municipal District Local Area Plan 2017 pg. 70-79.

The Ballinglanna/Dunkettle UEA has been activated through the Government’s Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) as part of Pillar 3 of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan.  The Council was granted €5.9 million through LIHAF for the provision of certain strategic infrastructure in order to activate the Dunkettle/Ballinglanna UEA which comprises mostly off site road projects but also a sustainable transport package which will greatly benefit the community of Glanmire as well as unlocking the UEA.

 As outlined in the policy background for the Dunkettle/Ballinglanna UEA contained in the Cobh Municipal District Local Area Plan 2017, development will be phased according to the planned programme for infrastructure delivery. The first phase of infrastructure will focus on the Ballinglanna area. Phase 2 infrastructure will be delivered after the upgrade of the Dunkettle Interchange focusing largely on the development of the Dunkettle lands.

In terms of progress and leading on from a detailed traffic assessment (MHL Glanmire Transportation Assessment Report Rev D04 & Additional Traffic Modelling Dunkettle D03) which informed the infrastructure requirements included in the Cobh Municipal District Local Area Plan 2017, the Council appointed Design Consultants to progress the design for the LIHAF Infrastructure Package. The preliminary design process has been a collaborative effort by all relevant Council Departments including Planning, Traffic and Transport, Heritage, Architects as well as the National Roads Design Office in relation to the upgrade of the Dunkettle Interchange and the Flooding Projects Division in relation to the Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme. 16 infrastructure projects are proposed through this design process which will incorporate infrastructure to be provided for Phase 1 and later for Phase 2 in order to facilitate the development of the UEA and benefit the community of Glanmire.

The Planning Authority is now embarking on planning permission for the 16 projects resulting from the Preliminary Design process through the Part 8 process in accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended), for which public consultation is an essential component.

Here you can access the Part 8 planning application  - Glanmire Road Improvements and Sustainable Transport Works, including the online submission form. 

Water-Rock UEA, Midleton

The Water-Rock Urban Expansion Area (UEA) comprises a 160ha site to the northwest of Midleton town just south of the Water-Rock golf-course adjoining the Midleton railway line. It is an objective of the Council to develop the UEA for a range of uses including approximately 2,500 residential units, school sites, a neighbourhood centre, parks, a greenway, a railway station and business uses through phased development. The full policy background, maps, zoning objectives and associated infrastructure packages can be found in the East Cork Municipal District LAP 2017 pg. 57-75 Cork Local Area Plans

The Water-Rock UEA has been activated through the Government’s Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) as part of Pillar 3 of the Rebuilding Ireland Initiative announced in March 2016 Rebuilding Ireland LIHAF. The Council was granted €5.5 million through LIHAF for the provision of certain strategic infrastructure in order to activate the Water-Rock UEA which comprises mostly on-site infrastructure (spine road, drainage, traffic management measures between N25/Water-Rock) but also an upgrade to the Knockgriffin junction to the south of the site.  Additional infrastructure not funded by LIHAF is also to be delivered as per the on and off-site infrastructure programmes outlined in the Local Area Plan to facilitate the development of individual phases of the UEA construction.

In terms of progress, the Council appointed Design Consultants to progress the design for the Water-Rock UEA Infrastructure Works in February 2018. The preliminary design process has been a collaborative effort by all relevant Council Departments including Planning, Traffic and Transport, Architects, Heritage and the Flooding Projects Division in relation to the Midleton Flood Relief Scheme. There has also been input from National Bodies Irish Rail and Irish Water as well as useful briefings with Traffic Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority.  The Water Rock UEA Infrastructure Works comprise s eight infrastructure projects including all of the infrastructure projects identified in the East Cork LAP as being required to facilitate the development of Phase 1 of the UEA as well as a number of key pieces of infrastructure required for later phases.

The Planning Authority is now embarking on planning permission for the eight projects resulting from the Preliminary Design process through the Part 8 process in accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001-2018, for which public consultation is an essential component.

You can access the Part 8 Local Authority planning application for the Water-Rock UEA Infrastructure Works including the online submission form here:

Part 8 Planning Application – Water-Rock UEA Infrastructure Works .

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