Roads and Transportation

Part 8 - Proposed Fountainstown Looped Walking Trail, Fountainstown, Co. Cork


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As Amended) - Part XI


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 (as amended) and in accordance with the requirements of Part 8, Article 81 and Article 83 of the Planning & Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended) that Cork County Council proposes to carry out the following development:

Project Title

Fountainstown Looped Walking Trail



Fountainstown, Co. Cork

Project Area - Townlands: Fountainstown, Kilmichael West


Nature and Extent of Development

The proposal to construct a new 3.5km looped walking trail, following regional road R612 and local roads L6512, L6513 and L6515 and including a new footpath for approximately 730 meters on the west side of the R612 at Fountainstown involves the following works: 

  • Constructing the 100mm depth concrete footpath. 
  • Installing tactile paving at the proposed pedestrian crossings.
  • Installing signage and lining along the proposed footpath.
  • Installing signage along the walking trail route.
  • Provisions for biodiversity and landscaping.

Works will be carried out within existing roads extents owned by Cork County Council.

Locations and offices at which plans and particulars may be inspected

1. The proposed scheme plans and particulars are available to view on the Cork County Council below in the 'Document Summary' section.

Documents are also available on public display at:

2. County Hall foyer, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 R2NC.

3. Carrigaline Municipal District Office, Church Road, Carrigaline, Co Cork, P43 E281.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected online or at the locations detailed above from Friday 11 August 2023 until Friday, 8th September 2023.

Submissions or Observations

Submissions or Observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated, may be made using the online submission by clicking the 'Make a Submission' button below or, in writing to Senior Engineer, Cork County Council, Regional & Local Roads Design Office, Floor 3, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 K335 or emailed to and must reach the Senior Engineer on or before 4pm on Friday, 22nd September 2023.

As per Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) screening determination has been made and a determination has been made that an EIA Report 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 (on or before Friday, 8th September 2023), 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.

All submissions or observations should be clearly marked:

Fountainstown Looped Walking Trail

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