Application to An Bord Pleanala - Fingal County Council R132 Connectivity Project

Opendate_range4 May, 2021, 9:00am - 16 Jun, 2021, 12:30pm

APPLICATION TO AN BORD PLEANALA

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

R132 CONNECTIVITY PROJECT

Fingal County Council hereby publishes this notice of its intention to carry out road alteration works along the R132 at Swords, Co. Dublin.

The proposed works are to be carried out along the existing R132 situated between Lissenhall Interchange and Pinnockhill junction, to the east of Swords Town Centre. The section of road the subject of the proposed development is approximately 2.6km long.

The works will involve the conversion of three existing intersections along the R132 (Estuary, Seatown and Malahide Road Roundabouts) to signalised intersections with ‘at-grade’ pedestrian and cyclist crossing points; Installation of signalised toucan crossings at three separate points along the R132; Pedestrian linkages to Chapel Lane and Ashley Avenue at the proposed Chapel Lane toucan crossing; Installation of turning areas at two separate points along the R132; Carriageway alterations including the establishment of designated 3m wide bus lanes and 2m wide cycleways and 2m wide pedestrian walkways along each side of the carriageway; Reconfiguration of the Drynam Road arm of the Malahide Road Roundabout to link directly to Malahide Road as a one-way road; Construction of new bus stops on Malahide Road; Installation of a sub-surface attenuation system; and landscaping and other ancillary works.

Fingal County Council proposes to seek approval of An Bord Pleanála for the proposed works under Section 177AE (4)(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as inserted by Section 57 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010). A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared in respect of the proposed works. An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.

The Plans and particulars, including the Natura Impact Statement are available to view and download from this consultation portal.

In addition to being available for inspection on the Council’s online consultation portal from Tuesday 4th May 2021 to Wednesday 16th June 2021 inclusive, a copy of the Plans and particulars, including the Natura Impact Statement may be inspected for a period from Tuesday 4th May 2021 to Wednesday 16th June 2021 inclusive (excluding weekends and bank holidays) during public opening hours at the following locations, by appointment only:

Fingal County Council Offices:

Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 W638 (Monday to Thursday 9.00a.m.-5.00p.m. and Friday 9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.)

County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2 (Monday to Thursday 9.00a.m.-5.00p.m. and Friday 9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.)

To make an appointment, please contact the Customer Care Unit at customercareunit@fingal.ie or Phone 01 8905000 from Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).

The plans and particulars, including the Natura Impact Statement, will be available to purchase at a reasonable cost of making a copy, or can be downloaded free of charge at https://consult.fingal.ie/en/browse

The plans and particulars, including the Natura Impact Statement, will also be available to view at:

• The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, between the hours of 9.15 am and 5.30 pm. Note: Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that persons contacting the Office to arrange viewing of the application in advance (Phone: (01) 858 8100 or Lo-call 1890 275 175).

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed works, if carried out, may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 before Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 12.30pm relating to:

(i) The implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the areas concerned,

(ii) The likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and

(iii) The likely significant effects of the proposed development on the European sites.

A person may question the validity of any such decision by the Board 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 Act 2000, as amended.

Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading Publications – Judicial Review Notice on the Board’s website www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie

MATTHEW MCALEESE 

DIRECTOR OF SERVICES

PLANNING & STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL