Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) (Part 8)
NOTICE OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY A LOCAL AUTHORITY
Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme
In accordance with Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part 8, Article 81, of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), Galway City Council hereby gives notice of proposals pertaining to the scheme as set out hereunder.
The proposed scheme involves:
· Construction of an approximately 850m of road upgrade to Bóthar Stiofáin from the junction with Rahoon Road to the north to the junction with the Western Distributor Road to the south, in order to introduce segregated cycletracks to both sides of the carriageway and to add a footpath to the eastern side of the carriageway.
· Provision of 4No. raised zebra crossing points (in addition to retaining the crossing at the Western Distributor Road Roundabout).
· The works will include upgraded public lighting, landscaping and drainage amendments.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report has been prepared in respect of the proposed development and in accordance with Article 120(1)(b)(1) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), concluding that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is not required. In accordance with Section 120 of the Planning and Development Regulations (as amended), any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment. Such a submission should be addressed to the Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
Galway City Council has carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and has concluded that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.
Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection or purchase, at a reasonable fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway, H91 X4K8, between the hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday for the period of the 25th of January 2024 to the 23rd of February 2024 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, shall be made, in writing to the Planning Department, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway, by email to email@example.com, or by phone to 091-536599, to be received on or before 4pm on the 8th of March 2024, and should be clearly marked Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme.
Dated: 25th of January 2024
A/Director of Services
Galway City Council