Broadmeadow Way

Broadmeadow Way

Link to the application on An Bord Pleanála Website

An Bord Pleanála Reference : PL06F.304624





Fingal County Council is making an application for approval to An Bord Pleanála under sections 175(3), 226, 177AE and 177S(2)(h) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) to carry out a proposed development consisting of a new greenway (shared footpath and cyclepath) approximately 6km in length, between Malahide Demesne and Newbridge Demesne, in the townlands of Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Kilcrea, Newbridge Demesne and Donabate, Fingal, County Dublin, to be known as the Broadmeadow Way.

The principal elements of the proposed greenway include the following:

  • Use of c. 900m of existing pathways within Malahide Demesne, extending from the main car park located southeast of Malahide Castle to the Hogan’s Gate entrance on the R106, Dublin Road, including new route signage and bicycle parking facilities.
  • Approximately 140m of new footpath construction at Bridgefield car park, Malahide Demesne, and new ramp/access upgrade works at the existing pedestrian entrance leading to the R106 Dublin Road.
  • Reconfiguration of c. 220m of the R106 Dublin Road between Bridgefield car park and O’Hanlon’s Lane to facilitate the provision a new off-road              shared pedestrian and cyclist facility along the northern side of the road, and a new signal controlled crossing.
  • Approximately 135m of road resurfacing, 230m of shared surface road markings, signage and boundary hedge trimming along O’Hanlon’s Lane.
  • The reconfiguration of the junction of Bissets Strand and O’Hanlon’s Lane.
  • Two signal controlled crossings and new traffic signals at the railway bridge on Bissets Strand.
  • The construction of approximately 260m of off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist facilities and associated landscaping and ancillary works on Bissets Strand.
  • Works to facilitate a new greenway some 615m in length along the existing weir maintenance access track on the western embankment of the Dublin- Belfast railway causeway, extending north from Bissets Strand into Malahide Estuary, to include new surfacing, fencing, boundary walls, local stone fill, route lighting and signage, and a viewing area.
  • Provision of a new 12-span bridge deck of approximately 180m in length on the existing piers located alongside the Dublin-Belfast railway bridge situated on the weir in Malahide Estuary.
  • Works to facilitate a new greenway of approximately 1,000m in length along the shoulder of the western embankment of the Dublin-Belfast railway causeway, from the railway bridge on the weir in Malahide Estuary extending as far as the northern shoreline of Malahide Estuary at Kilcrea, to include new surfacing, fencing, boundary walls, local stone fill,  route lighting and signage.
  • Provision of c. 910m of new greenway along the western side of the Dublin- Belfast railway through agricultural lands in Kilcrea on the north side of the estuary, between the northern shore of Malahide Estuary and the L-6165-0 Coast Road/Corballis Road, with works to include new surfacing, fencing,  route lighting, landscaping/planting and signage, and a new three span bridge over the Pill River (50m) constructed in concrete and timber.
  • Provision of c. 230m of new greenway along the southern side of the L-6165-0 Coast Road/Corballis Road, Kilcrea to include surfacing, fencing, route lighting, landscaping/planting and signage.
  • Upgrading and re-alignment along c.450m of the L-6165-0 Coast Road/Corballis Road adjacent to the Dublin-Belfast railway bridge, including the installation of signal-controlled pedestrian and cyclist crossing points.
  • Provision of c.370m of new greenway, including a single span (12m) shared footpath and cyclepath bridge crossing of the Pill River constructed in concrete and timber, through agricultural lands in Kilcrea and along the southern bank of the Pill River.
  • Crossing of the newly constructed Donabate Distributor Road and the pedestrian lights for same.
  • Resurfacing works along c.140m of the existing L-6135-0 Kilcrea Road north to the R126 Hearse Road.
  • Reconfiguration of the junction of the L-6135-0 Kilcrea Lane and the R126 Hearse Road to facilitate pedestrian and cyclist access to Newbridge Demesne.
  • Use of approximately c.900m of existing pathways including new route signage and bicycle parking at Newbridge Demesne.
  • Ancillary works along the route including drainage works, provision of fencing, boundary treatments, agricultural accesses, noise barrier (close to the Donabate Distributor Road), public lighting, landscaping and other minor works.

An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Assessment (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development and accompany the application.

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 Environmental Impact Assessment Report and of the Natura Impact Statement and the Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected free of charge or purchased at a cost of:






EIAR Non-Technical Summary



EIAR Main Text



EIAR Figures and Drawings



EIAR Appendices 1 to 18



Natura Impact Statement




Available for free download at

between the hours of 9:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank & Public Holidays) until Thursday 25th July 2019 at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, and the Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown and the Malahide Library, The Mall, Malahide, Co. Dublin and the Donabate-Portrane Community Library, Portrane Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Submissions and observations may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, on or before Thursday 25th July 2019,- relating to the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area, the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and the likely significant effects of the proposed development in the area concerned on European Sites, if carried out.

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) and 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 Citizen’s Information website