Part 8 Development: Dock Road Improvement Scheme

Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended). Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). Upgrade of Atlas Avenue and Courtbrack Avenue Junctions: 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 upgrade the junctions of Atlas Avenue and Courtbrack Avenue with the Dock Road, Limerick.

The proposed development will consist of

(i). Upgrade of traffic signals and public lighting at both junctions, including synchronisation of signals to improve the efficiency of the two junctions;

(ii). Dedicated cycle facilities will be provided on the Dock Road and pedestrian facilities will be improved.  Crossings for cyclists and pedestrians will be incorporated into the signalisation of each junction;

(iii). Accesses to private lands on the northern side of the Dock Road will be closed and the rights of way at these accesses extinguished. Replacement accesses will be provided on to the industrial estate road to the north of the these sites;

(iv). Parking bays on Dock Road between Courtbrack Avenue and Atlas Avenue will be removed;

(v). The carriageway and footways on Atlas Avenue will be widened;

(vi). The footway on the southern side of the Dock Road will be relocated to provide space for a cycleway and widened carriageway. The boundary wall between Dock Road and ‘The Orchards’ residential estate will be removed and replaced with a similar wall at the outside edge of the proposed footway. Existing trees will be removed / cut-back as required for the construction of the footway and replacement wall. A line of trees will be planted on the south side of the replacement wall

(vii) Demolition of the existing Retail Unit on the western side of Atlas Avenue to facilitate the widening of Atlas Avenue;

(viii). Ancillary works for pavement, drainage, utilities and boundary treatment.

Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 (S.I. No 14 of 1993), as amended and has determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment. Accordingly, it has been determined that an EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development. Nonetheless any person may within 4 weeks from the date of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination.

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 from Friday 16th October 2020 up to and including Friday 13th November 2020 during its public opening hours (excluding bank holidays) at the Customer Services Desk, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 and at the Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick, V94 WV78 during its public opening hours (excluding bank holidays). Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection online during the above timeframes at https://mypoint.limerick.ie

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with 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 & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick, V94 WV78 or by email to planning@limerick.ie on or before 4pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made online at

https://mypoint.limerick.ie on or before 4pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

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.

Seamus Hanrahan,

A/Director of Service - Capital Investment,

Limerick City & County Council,

Merchants Quay,

Limerick.

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