Proposed Part VIII - Rathbeale Road Upgrade

Proposed Part VIII - Rathbeale Road Upgrade

Planning and Development Acts, 2000 - 2015
Part 8 of the Planning and Development
Regulations 2001 - 2017
Rathbeale Road Upgrade

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposed construction by Fingal County Council of the above scheme.

The proposed works will comprise of the following:

• Upgrading of the existing Rathbeale Road from the Murrough Road junction to the proposed junction with the Swords Western Distributor Road, a distance of approximately 1000m, which includes re-grading and re-alignment of the existing carriageway and the provision of new high quality pedestrian/cyclist facilities along the northern side of the Rathbeale Road and shared footpath/cycle facilities on the southern side of the Rathbeale Road from the Swords Western Distributor Road to the proposed toucan crossing at the proposed archaeological park.

• Provision of a new right hand turn lane on the western approach to the existing Murrough Road Junction.

• Provision of pedestrian/cycle ramp facilities to access Bunbury Gate Avenue located opposite No. 81 Bunbury Gate Avenue.

• Provision of junction for access for proposed Local Authority Housing and for future access to third party lands.

• Provision of toucan crossing facilities at entrance to the proposed archaeological park.

• Provision of junction for secondary access from Mooretown Lands.

• Provision of a signalised junction at the intersection of the Rathbeale Road with the Swords Western Distributor Road.

• Provision of new/upgraded footpath facilities on both sides of the Rathbeale Road adjacent to Rathbeale Cottages.

• Retention of existing natural boundary to the southern and northern side of the Rathbeale Road as indicated on Drawing No. P1000 and the provision of new boundary treatment consisting of a dwarf wall and railing along the perimeter of the new archaeological park and along the perimeter of the Fingal County Council Housing Department Development with associated landscaping measures.

• All miscellaneous ancillary works including street lighting, lining, road signage, drainage, utility diversions, ducting, landscaping, planting and additional road boundary treatments where required.

Plans & particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy thereof from Tuesday 15th August 2017 to Tuesday 12th September 2017 at:

• Fingal County Council Offices, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin Offices from Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm (open through lunch) and,

• Fingal County Council, Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm and 9.00am - 4.30pm Friday (open through lunch).

• Swords Library, Rathbeale Road, Swords, Co. Dublin from Monday to Thursday 9.45am - 8pm and Friday and Saturday 9.45am - 1.00pm and 1.45pm - 5.00pm.

• Applewood Community Centre, Castleview Lawn/Bunbury Gate Road, Swords, County Dublin from Monday to Friday 7.30am – 10.00pm and Saturday 9.30am to 4pm.

They are also available to view or download from our website:

Written submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development is situated, may be made in writing to Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin to arrive no later than Tuesday 26th September 2017. Submissions can also be made online at

Senior Executive Officer
Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department

All comments, including the names and addresses of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this development will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented to the monthly meeting of Fingal County Council. Accordingly they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and consequently will appear on the Council’s Website