Part VIII - Golf Link Road Upgrade

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LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL

PART 8 DEVELOPMENT

Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)

 

In accordance with Part XI of the Planning & 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 following development:-

 

The proposed development comprises:-

  • Demolition of Ballysimon Bridge over the River Groody on Golf Links Road L1116. Ballysimon Bridge is on the Record of Protected Structures Register Number 1596 Ballysimon Bridge.

  • Construction of a new bridge over the River Groody.

  • Construction of flood defence walls along the River Groody, including a weir wall upstream of the new bridge.

  • Road widening and upgrade of 350 metres of roadway on Golf Links Road L1116 and 300 metres of roadway along Old Ballysimon Road L1171.

  • Construction of boundary walls, footpaths, cycleways, traffic lights and public lighting.

  • Installation of surface water sewers, foul sewers, gas main, telecommunications, utility services and associated services.

  • Installation of traffic calming measures on the Old Ballysimon Road including a new gateway entry to the city, traffic calming measures on Golf Links Road, new road surfacing, new road markings, upgraded road signage and street furniture and all ancillary works necessary for completion.

In the townlands of Ballysimon, Ballysimon (Staunton) and Garryglass, Co. Limerick.

 

Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report in accordance with the requirements of Article 120(1B)(b)(i) 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 beginning on the date of the publication of this 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, D01 V902.

 

Limerick City and County Council has 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 during public opening hours, excluding Public Holidays, from Monday 31st May 2021 to Tuesday 29th June 2021 (inclusive of both dates) at Glazed Street, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 and the Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78. Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection online during the above timeframes at http://mypoint.limerick.ie

 

During Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions the offices of Limerick City and County Council are closed to the public. However, inspection of the documentation may be arranged by appointment, Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm by telephoning (061) 557 180 (Merchant’s Quay office) or (061) 556 000 (Dooradoyle office).

 

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to the Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 or by email to planning@limerick.ie or online via https://mypoint.limerick.ie no later than 5pm on Wednesday 14th July 2021.

 

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.

 

Signed: Seamus Hanrahan, A/Director of Services,

Limerick City and County Council.