Park Road Bridge at Canal Bank, Park Road & Lower Park Road, Co. Limerick

closeddate_range8 Feb, 2021, 9:00am - 23 Mar, 2021, 5:30pm

NOTICE PURSUANT TO: SECTION 177AE OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED) AND THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (AS AMENDED)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO AN BORD PLEANÁLA FOR APPROVAL

Park Road Bridge at Canal Bank, Park Road & Lower Park Road, Co. Limerick

Notice is hereby given that Limerick City and County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála to carry out a new bridge development between South Canal Bank and Lower Park Road, Limerick.

The proposed development will consist of the following:

  1. New 12m wide bridge providing one-way flow of traffic under traffic signal control with controlled crossing and shared cycle/pedestrian pathway providing segregated north and southbound travel;
  2. Park Bridge and North Canal Road will provide a dedicated pedestrian/cycle route; local vehicular access only will be provided along North Canal Road;
  3. Removal of traffic lights at Park Bridge;
  4. Widening of South Canal Bank and provision of two-way vehicular traffic flow, replacing existing one-way system;
  5. Demolition of existing buildings along South Bank Road to allow for junction widening at the corner of South Canal Road and Park Road and provision of new boundary property wall;
  6. New road and pedestrian/cyclepath surfacing, LED lighting along pedestrian/cyclepath along South Canal Road to Lower Park Road; and
  7. Provision of surface water drainage and associated works required to facilitate the development.

A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.

An Bord Pleanála may give approval for the development with or without conditions, or may refuse the application for development.

The Natura Impact Statement prepared in respect of the proposed development and accompanying documentation will be available for inspection by members of the public between 8th February 2021 and 23rd March 2021 (inclusive) at Limerick City and County Council, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 by appointment only due to COVID-19 restrictions, Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm by phoning 061 557180. The Natura Impact Statement may be inspected free of charge or purchased for a fee (the fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such a copy).

The application plans and particulars, and Natura Impact Statement may also be viewed at or downloaded from the following website https://mypoint.limerick.ie.

Submissions or observations may be made in writing only to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 in respect of:

  1. The implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned, and
  2. The likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, if carried out, and
  3. The likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out.

Any submissions or observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than 5.30 pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. 

A person may question the validity of a 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) in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).