N77 Abbeyleix Road Rehabilitation & Enhancement Scheme - Part VIII

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LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)

AND

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)

Notice of Proposed Development by Laois County Council

In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:

Location

Nature of Development

N77 Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (between the Market Square roundabout and the M7 motorway, south of Portlaoise)

 

N77 ABBEYLEIX ROAD REHABILITATION & ENHANCEMENT SCHEME

The development will consist of the following work­-

  • Refurbished footpath / cycle facilities on the western side of the N77 Abbeyleix Road
  • New footpath / cycle facilities on the eastern side of the N77 Abbeyleix Road providing connectivity with ESB training centre, Meelick Road & Midway Hotel
  • Altered road cross section which shall reduce the prevailing speed of vehicles.
  • Provision of new pavement surface.
  • Review of Public Lighting and provision of additional poles where appropriate
  • New Landscaping
  • Additional drainage

Laois County Council has prepared an EIA Screening Report in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). On the basis of this Screening Report, Laois County Council has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment (Article 120 of Planning and Development Regulations, amended 2018).  Accordingly, it has been determined that an EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development.

Any person may, from 16th December 2021 to 27th January 2022 inclusive, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Plans and particulars of the above proposed development are available for viewing on our online consultation portal at https://consult.laois.ie from 16th December 2021 to 27th January 2022 inclusive.  Plans and particulars are also available for inspection by appointment only at the offices of Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise from 16th December 2021 to 27th January 2022 inclusive.  Appointments must be arranged in advance by emailing roadsadmin@laoiscoco.ie or by contacting 057 8664000.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made online at https://consult.laois.ie 5.00 p.m. on 10th February, 2022.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may also be made in writing to: Simon Walton, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 10th February, 2022. 

Submissions should be clearly marked: N77 ABBEYLEIX ROAD  REHABILITATION & ENHANCEMENT SCHEME – Part VIII.

Note: Only submissions made in the above manner will be considered as valid submissions for the purposes of the Chief Executive’s Report that will be presented to Council.

The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to FOI requests, be examined in light of exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.

SIMON WALTON

DIRECTOR OF SERVICES