Part 8 - South Circular Road to City Centre Active Travel Scheme

Closed28 Sep, 2022, 9:00am - 10 Nov, 2022, 4:00pm

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Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended) 

Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)  

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 the Active Travel Department of Limerick City & County Council proposes to carry out the following development works commencing north-east of Ballykeefe roundabout to the City on R526, South Circular Rd, Henry St and Mill Lane. 

The development works will consist of: 

  • Segregated cycle lanes, shared carriageway and footpath upgrades/reconstruction commencing on the R526 (north-east of Ballykeefe Roundabout), along South Circular Rd, Henry St and terminating at Mill Lane in Limerick City Centre, with dedicated pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities throughout. 

  • Traffic calming measures including raised table junctions, upgrade of junctions, reduced carriageways, changes to speed limits, and insertion of traffic signals at the Ashbourne Ave/New Street and Henry St/Mallow St junctions. 

  • Removal of and redistribution of on-street parking bays to facilitate cycle lanes along the length of scheme  

  • Traffic restrictions to include vehicular access from the SCRd to City Centre diverted to Ballinacurra Road, removal of right turn from Ballinacurra Road to SCRd, Lifford Ave to SCRd, removal of left turn from Boreen a Tobair to SCRd, extension of existing one way system on SCRd to junction with Clontarf Place, and creation of one way streets to include Quin Street, St Gerard Street, and Mill Lane 

  • Infill car parking area to include 10 spaces on corner of South Circular Road and Laurel Hill Avenue  

  • Road resurfacing, road markings, coloured surfacing, surface water and foul drainage works, public lighting, services, and landscaping works including removal of one tree at junction of South Circular Road/Lifford Avenue  

  • The proposed works are located within Architectural Conservation Areas 1 and 2 and adjacent to, but not within, the curtilages of a number of protected structures  

  • All associated site works 

Limerick City & County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 (S.I. No 14 of 1993) as amended and has determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment. Accordingly, it has been determined that EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development. Nonetheless, a person may within 4 weeks from the date of the notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination. Such a submission should be addressed to the Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.  

Limerick City & County Council has carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and has determined a 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  or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy from Wednesday 28th September 2022 up to and including Wednesday 26th October 2022 at the Customer Services Desk, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick between 9a.m. - 5p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and at the Planning, Environment and Place Making Department, Limerick City & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick V94 WV78 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection online during the above timeframes at

The public are invited to attend consultation drop-in sessions that will take place as detailed below:

Drop-In Session 1 - Thursday 6th October 2022, 12pm – 2pm, Fennessey’s Pub  

Drop-In Session 2 – Thursday 6th October 2022, 5pm – 7pm, Room G10, Mary Immaculate College.  

Drop-In Session 3 – Wednesday 19th October 2022,  5pm – 7pm, Room G10, Mary Immaculate College. 

Drop-In Session 4 - Thursday 20th October 2022, 12pm – 2pm, Citizen Innovation Lab, University of Limerick City 

A Virtual Public Consultation Room has been set-up at

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made:  

Submissions must be received on or before 4pm on Thursday 10th November 2022. 

Note: Only submissions made in the above manner will be considered as valid submissions for the purposes of the Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to Council.  

Sean Coughlan 

Deputy Chief Executive 

Limerick City & County Council