Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of Part XAB, Section 177AE of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended), that Cork County Council is applying to An Board Pleanála (“the Board”) s to undertake the following development:





The project is located at Mallow Town Park, Park Road/N72, Mallow

The proposed development is to provide improvement works to the existing Town Park and comprises:-

Below in the Additional Documents Section

In the Townlands of: Mallow, Castlepark and Killetra in County Cork

  • enhancement of existing park entrances and construction of new entrances;


  • widening of existing footpaths from 2m to 3m and widened pedestrian bridge crossing

of the Caherduggan/Spa Glen stream;

Kanturk - Mallow Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork. between the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on each working day, by appointment with a member of the Council staff

by calling the following phone number (022/21123) or by emailing


  • construction of new footpaths;

  • reconfiguration and enhancement of existing grass playing pitches and training area;

The offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 between the hours 9:15am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday (Excluding Public Holidays)


  • construction of multi-use events area and jogging/ walking trail;



  • construction of 5no. angling stands on the banks of the River Blackwater;



  • redevelopment of existing playground, construction of skate plaza and pump track;



  • construction of bike and car parking areas;



  • undergrounding of existing overhead 10kV powerlines;



  • park fencing/gates; signage; drainage; furniture; planting; and,



  • All associated site development and landscaping works.


The proposed works are within the curtilage of a number of Protected Structures, RPS No’s 79, 120, 22, 124, 129 and 130 of the Mallow Development Plan 2010-2016 (still in effect), and are within the Architectural Conservation Area 1 for Mallow Town. Sections of the park along the River Blackwater are located within the Blackwater (Munster) Special Area of Conservation (SAC 002170).


The proposed works are within the Zone of Archaeological Notification of a number of Recorded Monuments, CO033-093----, CO033-094--- , CO033-009001-, CO033-009—6-, and CO033-009004, as

entered in the Record of Monuments and Places for County Cork.


A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared as part of the application for approval in respect of the proposed development.


An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.


A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development and the Natura Impact Statement will be available for inspection free of charge, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, for a period of 6 weeks (excluding Bank Holidays) between 31st May and 13th July 2021 at the locations above.

Any submissions and observations on the proposed development in relation to –

  1. the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned,
  2. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and
  3. the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European Site, if carried out, may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin, D01 V902.

Any submission/observation must be received by An Bord Pleanála before and not later than 5.30pm on 13th July 2021.

A person may question the validity of any such decision by An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986) in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000 (as amended).

Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading Publications – Judicial Review Notice on the Board’s website or on the Citizens Information website

Niall Healy, Director of Services Municipal District Operations & Rural Development Directorate

Personal Information may be collected by Cork County Council to enable the processing of your submission/ enquiry. Cork County Council can legally process this information as necessary to comply with its statutory/legal obligations. Such information will be processed in line with the Council’s privacy statement which is available at  For certain processes such as Temporary Road Closures, personal data may need to be transferred to a third party where such third party is the applicant. Accordingly, please indicate if you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the applicant.


Additional Documents

Application Details

00_Application Letter to An Bord Pleanala

00_Mallow Town Park Part XAB, Section177AE Schedule of Documents

01_Newspaper And Site Notice




6615_365_Site Location Plan_A1





6615_371_General Arrangement Plan_A0

6615_372_General Masterplan_1of3_A0

6615_373_General Masterplan_2of3_A0

6615_374_General Masterplan_3of3_ A0

6615_375_Town Park Entrance1_N72 Junction_A2

6615_376_Town Park Entrance 2_A2

6615_376-381_Town Park Entrances Plan-380_E6 A2

6615_377_Town Park Entrance 3_A2

6615_378_Town Park Entrance 4_A2

6615_379_Town Park Entrance 5_A2

6615_380_Town Park Entrance 6_A2

6615_381_Town Park Entrance 7_A2

6615_382_Existing Playground survey_A1

6615_383_Proposed Playground Skatepark Plan_A1

6615_384 Skatepark Sections and Elevations-384

6615_384_Skatepark Sections and Elevations_A1

6615_385_Pump Track_A1

6615_386_PedestrianBridgeUpgrade to Caherduggan_Stream_A1

6615_387_Town park sections_A1

6615_388_Town Park detention basin_A2

6615_389_03_Angling Stands_A1

6615_900 Series_Surfacing Details 2

6615_920 Series_Signage

6615_930 Series_Tree Protection

6615_940 Series_Street Furniture

6615_960 Series_Boundaries

6615_980 Series_Planting Details

6615_995 Series_Safety Surface and Skatepark

17766-VCE-ZZ-ZZ-DR-E-1001_Car Park Lighting

17766-VCE-ZZ-ZZ-DR-E-1002_Lighting Calculation Plan

CQ15-020-A_Civil Works Layout Plan

CQ15-021-A_Car Park Layout Plan

CQ15-022-A_Swale Drainage

CQ15-023-A_SkatePark Pump Track Drainage

CQ15-024-A_Pedestrian Bridge Widening


Design Reports

Mallow Town Park_01_Landscape Planning Design Report

Mallow Town Park_02_Civil Structural Engineering Report

Mallow Town Park_03_Flood Risk Assessment

Mallow Town Park_04_PublicLighting Calculation Report


Architectural Heritage and Archaeological Impact Assessment Reports

Mallow Town Park_Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment

Mallow Town Park_Archaeological Impact Assessment


Environmental Reports

01_Mallow Town Park_Natura Impact Statement

02_Mallow Town Park_Ecological Impact Assessment

03_Mallow Town Park_Invasive Species Management Plan

04_Mallow Town Park_Outline Construction and Environmental Management Plan

05_Mallow Town Park_EIA01_Article 120_EIA Screening Assessment



Appendices_Mallow Town Park, Spa House and Mallow Castle - Preliminary Design Report_A3


00_Mallow Town Park Part XAB, Section177AE Schedule of Documents

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