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Development of walking/cycling route - Grand Canal - Arthurs Way

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As amended)

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

Arthurs Way Phase 2

(Development of walking/cycling route along part of the Grand Canal)

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposal to provide a combined walking and cycling facility along the south canal towpath of the Grand Canal between Hazelhatch and the village at Lyons over a distance of 3 kilometres.

The proposal will include

  • A new 3 metre wide greenway with a quarry dust finish
  • An upgrade of the pedestrian/cyclist crossing at Aylmer Bridge
  • Drainage works at existing problem locations
  • Ancillary works

The proposed route contains no recorded monuments and during the field survey no surface features of an archaeological nature were identified. No works are proposed for Aylmer or Hazelhatch Bridges which are protected structures.

The towpath of the Grand Canal is a proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA). An Ecological Assessment has been prepared as part of the scheme.

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 Wednesday, 18 March 2015 until Tuesday, 5 May 2015 during public opening hours at the following locations:

Kildare County Council, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety Department, Level 4, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below

Celbridge Library, St Patrick’s Park, Celbridge, Co Kildare

Leixlip Library, Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co Kildare

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme 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, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, at the address below on or before 12 noon Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

Submissions should be headed; ‘Arthurs Way - Phase 2’

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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