1. Introduction

closeddate_range13 Dec, 2019, 9:00am - 3 Feb, 2020, 5:00pm

Limerick City & County Council proposes to build a Greenway (cycling and walking) providing connectivity between Castletroy College and Castletroy Gaelscoil, linking Castletroy College Road to the R445 Dublin Road at the Gaelscoil in a north-south direction. The proposed Greenway will also provide an east/west link from Castletroy Town Centre to the residential area of Walker’s Road, Newtown.

The proposed works will consist of a new 3.5m wide cycleway alongside a new 2.5m wide footpath, enclosed by 1m grass verges, with the main spine extending for approximately 820m linking Castletroy College Road with the Access road to the Gaelscoil. Secondary spines will link to proposed future residential development to the east (approx. 170m in length) and Castletroy Shopping Centre (Town Centre) to the west (approx. 260m). Appropriate access points to the Greenway will be provided along its length. The proposed works also include for the installation of LED public lighting, security fencing where appropriate, tree and shrub planting areas as well as surface water drainage. Accommodation works will be undertaken as required including improvement works and car park alterations as necessitated for Castletroy Gaelscoil.

Planning Ref: PART 8 Castletroy Urban Greenway
Re: Notification to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under Article 28 (Part 4) or Article 82 (Part 8) of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001, as amended.
Greenway needs to link into existing cycletracks at Kilmurray roundabout and opposite castletroy college
We welcome the greenway but are concerned that it does not link to existing cycletracks, particularly from the Gaelscoil to Kilmurray Roundabout
Part 8 Proposal - Urban Greenway at Newtown & Newcastle, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
TII has no specific observations to make in relation to the development.