This report supports a Part 8 Planning Application for the proposed O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project (Phase 1).
The proposed development will result in substantial improvements to the existing public realm and will enhance the public realm in the city centre, as well as pedestrian, cyclist and public transport access to this area of the city.
The proposed development is considered to be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and is in accordance with local planning policies and objectives.
The potential impacts, including environmental, arising from the scheme have been reviewed and assessed. It is concluded that the construction of the proposed scheme will have no significant impact on the receiving environment, provided the recommendations of the environmental screening reports are followed.
It is recommended that the Council proceed with the proposal as shown on the drawings accompanying this report.