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Cycleway/Footway - Royal Canal (Kilmore and Moyvalley) - Part 8

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As amended)

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001-2013 (As amended) (PART 8)

Cycleway and Footway adjacent to the Royal Canal between Kilmore and Moyvalley, Co. Kildare

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of a proposal to construct a section of high quality cycleway and footway on the southern bank of the Royal Canal between Kilmore and Moyvalley which is part of a larger proposal for a cycleway from Maynooth to Galway. A previous Part VIII application which was approved by Meath and Kildare County Councils (KCC Planning Ref 09/0713) in July 2013, included a high quality cycleway and footway on the northern bank of the Royal Canal between Kilmore and Moyvalley. The proposal to change to the south bank of the canal is put forward for the following reasons:

The south bank of the Royal Canal was the preferred choice, but due to land registry issues at the time of the original Part VIII application, the north bank was the only option. Now that these issues have been resolved, a decision to switch the proposed route between Kilmore and Moyvalley to the south bank of the Royal Canal has been made. The change to the south bank will allow users to pass under the R148 without the provision of an underpass, which is required for the proposal on the north bank. The construction of this underpass would have required significant disturbance to traffic on the R148, which can be avoided if the cycleway and footway is moved to the south bank of the Royal Canal. It is proposed as part of the southern canal bank works, that a ramp will be provided, to allow cyclists and pedestrians to continue on their journey, via Moyvalley Bridge.

This development will materially affect the character of part of a proposed protected structure Moyvalley Bridge. This structure is listed in the Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017, Chapter 12 Architectural and Archaeological Heritage, 12.10 Record of Protected Structures Bridge B03-15 -11900301 Moyvalley Bridge, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare.

In accordance with S. I. 476, 2011, Section 250, Planning and Development (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2011, Kildare County Council has deemed that an Appropriate Assessment is not required.

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme 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 28April 2015 until Thursday 11June 2015 during public opening hours at the following locations:

(a) Kildare County Council, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department, Level 4 at the address below

(b) Maynooth Library, Main Street, Maynooth

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available to view on the council's website by clicking here

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated may be made in writing to: A/Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department, Level 4 at the address below on or before 12 noon Friday, 26 June 2015.

Submissions should be headed;

“Cycleway & Footway adjacent to the Royal Canal between Kilmore and Moyvalley”

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this scheme 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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