Introduction

 

The proposed Mungret Link Streets Project is located in the townland of Mungret to the west of Limerick City and in the vicinity to the R510 Regional road and the R859 Regional Road. The proposed scheme is a key element of public infrastructure to enable the delivery of the Mungret-Loughmore Masterplan which is a significant objective of the Southern Environs Local Area Plan.

 

Proposed Development


The Mungret Link Streets project consists of the provision of ca. 1.7km of new public road within the Mungret / Loughmore Common area of County Limerick. The project includes the following associated infrastructure:
● Driving Lanes
● Cycleways
● Footpaths
● Roadside Parking
● Surface water drainage / sustainable urban drainage &
● Street lighting.

The purpose of the project is to accommodate the future construction of new residential development in Mungret, Limerick (Limerick 2030 housing), within lands zoned for residential development under the Southern Environs Local Area Plan 2011 – 2017 (Extended until May 2021).

Ducting for the provision of services detailed below will also be installed to facilitate the future implementation of the area masterplan. 
● Foul water drainage connection into Limerick Main Drainage Scheme
● Water mains
● Gas Mains
● Telecommunications

The Limerick 2030 housing project will, in itself, likely be subject to Environmental Impact Assessment in accordance with Part 10 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 as amended.

 

Benefits of the Proposed Development


The completion of the proposed road development will allow for the private development of the Mungret / Loughmore Common area in accordance with the Mungret Masterplan as outlined in the Southern Environs Local Area Plan (LAP).

 

Planning and Development Regulations


The proposed road development is considered under Part VIII of the Planning and Development Regulation, 2001 as amended. 

The Planning Report has been prepared by Mott MacDonald as part of the Planning Procedure under Part VIII of the Planning and Development Regulation, 2001. It is accompanied by an Appropriate Assessment screening report and drawings. The following drawings should be read in conjunction with this report: