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Part 8 Cycle path Canal Harbour, Maynooth

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations2001 – 2012 (Part 8)


Proposed Development of a Shared Pedestrian and Cycle Greenway Facility

Canal Harbour, Maynooth to the Kildare / Meath Boarder

 Pursuant to the requirement of the above legislation, notice is hereby given of the proposed construction of circa.16km of a shared pedestrian and cycle greenway facility along the towpath and lands adjacent to the Royal Canal from the Canal Harbour in the town of Maynooth to the Kildare/Meath border in the townland of Moyvalley. The proposed development, which is the subject of this Part 8, will include the following:

 a)  improvements to the existing towpath along the Royal Canal by providing a 3m wide cycleway and shared footway where available with a suitable surface  i.e. quarry dust, surface dressing or bituminous bound surfacing depending on local conditions for pedestrian and cyclist use;

 b) provision of access controls (pedestrian/cycle friendly gates), road markings, traffic calming, kerbing and implementation of one-way traffic yield system and associated signage at:

 1)     Kilmore Bridge (L-1000-0) which is included in the Record of Protected Structures

 c) 2 no.150mm duct along the full length of the greenway facility;

 d) provision of a toucan crossing at Shaw Bridge (R125) in Kilcock and a toucan crossing on the Harbour Street (R148) in Kilcock on approach to ShawBridge.

 e) provision of shared cycleway and footway adjacent to the R148 in Kilcock with associated works including high containment kerb, road markings, reduction in existing carriageway width to approximately 6.0m of the R148 Maynooth Road for a length of approximately 600 to 800m.   

 f) provision of 4m wide underpass at Moyvalley to provide a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians under the R148. The length of the proposed underpass is approximately 16m.  

 g) provision of a 3m wide underpass behind BaileysBridge abutment to provide a passage for cyclists and pedestrians.      

 The development will be located adjacent to the Royal Canal and at the above bridges/aqueducts etc.

 The development has been the subject of an Appropriate Assessment screening in accordance with Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Acts 2000- 2012.

 Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during normal opening hours from Tuesday 21 May 2013 until Thursday 4 July 2013   at the following locations:

 (a)   Kildare County Council, Roads & Transport Department, Level 4 at the address below

(b)   Maynooth Library, Main Street, Maynooth

(c)   Kilcock Library, Butler’s Lane, Main Street, Kilcock

 Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available to view on Kildare County Council’s website at  Roads and Transportation 

 Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated, may be made in writing to:

Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transport & Public Safety Department, Level 4, at the address below, on or before 12 noon on Friday 19 July 2013.

 Submissions should be headed;

 “Proposed Development of a Shared Pedestrian and Cycle Greenway Facility; Canal Harbour, Maynooth to the Kildare/Meath Boarder”

 All comments, including names and addresses of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to the proposed development, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented to the monthly meeting of Kildare County Council.  Accordingly they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.


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