Notice is hereby given that Cork City Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála under section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act, as amended, for development comprising of the Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Scheme, Phase II – Mahon to Passage West, and all associated works. Phase II of the Greenway route commences on the northern side of the N40 near Bessborough, crosses the N40 Cork South Ring Road and the Douglas Estuary via bridges, traverses Harty’s Quay and the R610 Rochestown Road, passes Hop Island and terminates at the Cork City boundary to the west of Passage West. The proposed development also includes improvement works to pedestrian / cycle tracks that extend from the northern section of the Greenway towards Mahon Industrial Estate and Mahon Interchange. The development site is located within the townlands of Ballinlough, Ballinure, Monfieldstown, and Rochestown.
The proposed development consists of the upgrade of approximately 5km of the existing Passage
Railway Greenway and two interconnecting tracks, including:
A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared as part of the application for approval in respect of the
proposed development. An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.
The planning documentation and a copy of the Natura Impact Statement may be inspected free of charge or purchased at the following locations at the specified times during the period of 26th January 2023 to 10th March 2023 (inclusive of both dates):
Submissions or observations may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála at its offices at 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, during the period of 26th January 2023 to 10th March 2023 in relation to:
i. the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned,
ii. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and
iii. the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if the proposed development is carried out.
Any submissions/observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than 5.30pm on the 10th March 2023.
A person may question the validity of a decision of the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. no. 15 of 1986) in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
Practical information in respect of the judicial review process can be accessed on the Board’s website www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie