Roads and Transportation

Part 8 Proposed Carrigaline Transportation and Public Realm Enhancement Plan (Carrigaline TPREP) Phase 1A

Development Under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and Notice Pursuant to the Requirements Of Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 as Amended Development Under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and Notice Pursuant to the Requirements Of Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 as Amended.

Notice is hereby given that Cork County Council proposes to carry out the following development:

Carrigaline Transportation and Public Realm Enhancement Plan (Carrigaline TPREP) Phase 1A

Carrigaline Core Public Realm Enhancements & Bridgemount Pedestrian & Cycle Link, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

Location:

  • Main Street (R-611) from Ballea Road (R-613) to Old Waterpark (L-2536);
  • Cork Road (R-611) between Old Waterpark (L-2536) and Lower Kilmoney Road (R-611);
  • Church Hill (L-2495) between Lower Kilmoney Road (R-611) and Ferney Road (L-6506)
  • Strand Road (L-2547) from the junction with Main Street (R-611) to the entrance of Dunnes Stores;
  • Lower Kilmoney Road (R-611) from the junction with Main Street (R-611) to the entrance of Topoil Service Station;
  • Ballea Road (R-613) from the junction with Main Street (R-611) to the Carrigaline Inner Western Relief Road (currently under construction);
  • Bridgemount (Heatherfield Lawn) to Herons Wood along the disused rail corridor, from the Cork Road Roundabout to the Herons Wood spine road.

In public and private land within the Townlands of:

  • Carrigaline Middle.

Nature and extent of proposed development:

1.    Main Street (R-611), Strand Road (L-2547), Lower Kilmoney Road (R-611), Ballea Road (R-613), Church Hill (L-2495), & Cork Road (R-611) Public Realm Works comprising of the following:

a)    The provision of enhanced public realm to include new street furniture, improved public lighting, on-street spill out areas for bars and restaurants, removal of overhead utilities (where practical), provision of raised loading bays and set down parking bays, cycle parking, street trees and rain gardens along with other ancillary works;
b)    Enhanced pedestrian and cycle facilities at the junction of the Western Inner Relief Road/ Cork Road;
c)    Dedicated cycle facilities on both sides of Ballea Road between Cork Road and the Western Inner Relief Road;
d)    The removal of the existing roundabout at the junction of Cork Road/ Ballea Road (Heron’s Roundabout) and its replacement with a signalised junction with dedicated pedestrian and cycle facilities;
e)    The provision of a southbound bus lane on Cork Road from its junction with Ballea Road to Old Waterpark replacing the existing southbound general traffic lane;
f)    The provision of a northbound dedicated cycle facility on Cork Road between Old Waterpark and the junction of Cork Road/ Ballea Road;
g)    Upgraded bus stop facilities and improved pedestrian facilities on Cork Road;
h)    The provision of a southbound bus lane on Main Street between Old Waterpark and Strand Road replacing the existing southbound general traffic lane;
i)    The provision of a pedestrian priority zone on Main Street between Strand Road and the entrance to the Super Valu, with the removal of some on-street parking bays;
j)    Upgraded bus stop facilities and wider pedestrian footpaths on Main Street;
k)    The removal of the existing traffic signals at the junction of Main Street/ Strand Road and their replacement with informal pedestrian crossings;
l)    The narrowing of the road carriageway approaching the junction of Main Street/ Strand Road and the widening of the pedestrian facilities;
m)    The provision of wider footpaths and enhanced public realm on both sides of Main Street between Lower Kilmoney Road and Strand Road and the removal of some on-street parking;
n)    The realignment of the Lower Kilmoney Road/ Main Street Junction to provide priority to traffic on Main Street - Church Hill;
o)    The widening and enhancement to the footpaths along Lower Kilmoney Road between the entrance to the Top oil Service station and Main Street;
p)    The provision of a new footpath on Church Hill between Mount Rivers and Ferney Road;
q)    The provision of a southbound cycle facility from Main Street to Ferney Road;
r)    The introduction of traffic management measures restricting access to Church Hill in the northbound direction from Upper Kilmoney Road, Ferney Road and Rose Hill;
s)    Upgrade and resurface the road carriageway along the section of Ballea Road, Cork Road, Main Street, Lower Kilmoney Road, Strand Road and Church Hill and install new road markings and street signs;
t)    All associated site development and landscaping works.

2.    Bridgemount to Herons Wood Pedestrian and Cycle Link comprising of the following:

a)    The provision of a shared pedestrian/cycle facility connecting Bridgemount (at the entrance to Heatherfield Lawn) to Heron’s Wood (at The Walk);
b)    The shared pedestrian/ cycle facility follows the alignment of the old railway line to the rear of properties along Heatherfield Lawn and The Pines; and
c)    The shared pedestrian/ cycle facility is routed within the existing amenity space in front of Firgrove Mews and The Walk, Heron’s Wood.
d)    Provide new street lighting and enhanced landscaping along the shared pedestrian/ cycle facility.
e)    All associated site development and landscaping works.

The proposal has undergone Appropriate Assessment screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive (2014/52/EU). The Authority has concluded that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment and no impacts to any Natura 2000 sites are likely as a result of the proposed development. A determination has been made that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required, and a full Appropriate Assessment is not required. In accordance with Article 120 (3), as amended by S.I. No. 296 of 2018, a person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice (10th June 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 are available for inspection and/ or purchase for a fee of €15 per set from 10th June 2022 until 8th July 2022 between the hours of 09:00 to 16:00 on each working day during which the said offices are opened for the transaction of business at the following venues / locations:

  • Below in the ‘Document Summary’ section
  • Planning Counter, Ground Floor, County Hall, Cork
  • Carrigaline Municipal District Office, Church Road, Carrigaline Middle, Carrigaline, Co. Cork P43 E281
  • Carrigaline library, Carrigaline Middle, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, P43 HA25

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, may be made on or before 17:00 on Friday July 22th, 2022 as follows:

Online submission form on Cork County Council’s website at www.yourcouncil.ie; or In writing clearly marked: ‘Part 8 – Carrigaline TPREP Phase 1A’, Senior Engineer, Traffic & Transportation, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 R2NC’.

It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Cork County Council.

Senior Engineer, Traffic and Transportation, Cork County Council,10th June 2022.

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