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PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023


PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Galway City Council, being the Planning Authority for the City, propose to make a variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023 in respect of the following:

Amend Section 11.2.2 Natural Heritage, Recreation and Amenity RA Land Use Zoning Objectives by adding the following Specific Development Objective:

Figure 11.5 Kirwan Junction Headford Road

RA lands located to the front of the Menlo Park Hotel, flanking Tirellan Heights residential development on the Headford Road and RA lands located to the north east of the Maldron Hotel. The Council will consider the use of these lands to facilitate revisions to the Kirwan Junction. These revisions will include the replacement of the existing access from the Menlo Road onto the Kirwan Junction by facilitating the construction of a link road from the Menlo Road connecting onto the Headford Road and will also facilitate a re-design of the existing junction through use of some portions of RA zoned lands located adjacent to the existing junction. These revisions will facilitate improvements to the functioning of the Kirwan Junction and provide for better opportunities for pedestrian and cycle movements and public transport.

Amend the existing Specific Development Objective in Section 11.2.2 Natural Heritage, Recreation and Amenity RA Land Use Zoning Objectives - Fig. 11.2 as follows:

RA lands in front of the Menlo Park Hotel adjacent to the Kirwan Roundabout. The Council will consider the development of a leisure centre and swimming pool, both located underground with minimal effect overground, as part of the overall hotel development but only where such development satisfactorily takes into consideration the requirements to deliver the works associated with Section 11.2.2 Specific Development Objective as provided for in Fig. 11.5.

(Changes in Italics)

It is necessary to vary the Development Plan to facilitate these changes.

In accordance with the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended) and Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive and Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening and Appropriate Assessment (AA) screening has been carried out. It has been determined that SEA and AA is not required.

A copy of the Proposed Variation and screening reports are available for inspection at the Planning Department, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway during normal office hours from Thursday 12th October 2017 to Friday 10th November 2017 and on the website at www.galwaycity.ie.

 

Submissions or observations in relation to the Proposed Variation and screening reports may be made in writing within the above specified time period and should be addressed to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway or by e-mail to devplan@galwaycity.ie. These will be taken into consideration by the City Council before any decision is made with regard to the Proposed Variation.

For convenience, the Proposed Variation to the Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023 and associated environmental assessments will also be available for inspection at the following locations during the above specified time period.

Location

Hours

Planning Department

During normal opening hours

Galway City Library

During normal opening hours

Westside Library

During normal opening hours

Ballybane Library

During normal opening hours

Knocknacarra Community Centre

During normal opening hours

The Cumasú Centre, Doughiska

During normal opening hours

Signed: Eileen Ruane A/Director of Services, Planning, Economic Development, Community and Culture, Climate Change and Environment