O'Connell Street Revitalisation Project - Phase I
LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL
PART 8 DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)
PART 8 DEVELOPMENT
In accordance with Part XI of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amended), and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Limerick City and County Council proposes to carry out the development described hereunder at O’Connell Street, Limerick in the area defined by the junctions with Denmark Street/Arthur’s Quay and Cecil Street/Lower Cecil Street:
O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project
Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposed construction by Limerick City and County Council of the above scheme. The proposed works will comprise the following:
- Reduction in the width of 2 no. traffic lanes on O'Connell Street between Denmark Street and Cecil Street to a maximum of 3.0m each, and subsequent increase in footpath widths.
- Replacement of one of the two southbound vehicular lanes on O'Connell Street with a southbound bus lane between William Street and Cecil Street.
- Introduction of a shared surface, where the footpath and the carriageway will be at the same level, on O’Connell Street from north of Denmark Street to south of Roches Street. A shared surface is also proposed outside the proposed International Rugby Experience museum just north of Cecil Street.
- Conversion of all junctions within the proposed development boundary to raised table junctions, which will act as traffic calming measures.
- Relocation of parking and other kerbside vehicular spaces from O'Connell Street to adjacent side streets. This space will be adapted to provide wider footpaths and additional pedestrian areas to facilitate people gathering, on-street trading, and “spill out zones” from shops and cafes on the street.
- Provision of street furniture on O'Connell Street including seating areas, trees, planting, bicycle stands, and lighting, as well as features such as sculptures, pedestrian plazas and water installations.
Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) Screening Report and has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment. Accordingly, it has been determined that an EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development. Nonetheless any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanala for a screening determination.
Limerick City and County Council has also carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and has determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.
Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection and/or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy from Friday 26th July 2019 up to and including Friday 23rd August 2019 at the Planning and Economic Services Department, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection from Friday 26th July 2019 up to and including Friday 23rd August 2019 at the Customer Services Desk, Limerick City and County Council, City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to: Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick on or before 4.00pm on Friday 6th September 2019.
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made online at https://mypoint.limerick.ie on or before Friday 6th September 2019.
Note: Only submissions made in the above manner will be considered as valid submissions for the purposes of the Chief Executive’s Report that will be presented to Council.