Part 8 P8/23002 - Stamullen Burial Ground, Playground & Woodland Walk

Closed22 May, 2023, 09:00 - 6 Jul, 2023, 17:00

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Planning Notice PART 8

Planning and Development Act 2000- 2022

Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2022

In accordance with the above regulations Meath County Council  proposes to carry out development in the townland of Gormanston, Co. Meath. The proposed development will consist of:

The provision of a Playground, Woodland walk, and Burial Ground constructed on two tiers with associated works including:

  • A total of 1,140 no. single Burial Plots, Garden of Remembrance for 90 no. Urn Plots and Columbarium Walls for the interment of Urns ;
  • A Playground with an area of 1,650 m.sq  with a 2.1m high natural stone boundary wall;
  • Internal Access Roads and footpaths to accommodate vehicular and pedestrian access  with low level Public lighting and walking access aisles
  • Utilisation of the existing agricultural entrance from the Local Road L-1617-8 (Gormanston - Stamullen) with provision of a new entrance layout to include natural stone piers, gates and railings;
  • Carparking within the development for a total of 92 car-parking spaces with Public Lighting;
  • A Caretaker’s office/canteen and toilet facilities;
  • Installation of Solar PV panels on the Caretaker Building Roof
  • Importation of 19,500 tonnes of Soil and Stone by-product to raise the existing ground levels to construct the tiered cemetery; to ensure adequate separation distance from Burials to groundwater; for general landscaping; landscaping burial plots; and the construction of the attenuation system including an attenuation pond;
  • Woodland walk comprising of natural walkways, new tree planting with access from the Burial Ground with potential access to the Delvin River Linear walk from an adjoining development;
  • All associated works including boundary fencing, landscaping, surface water drainage and attenuation system, attenuation pond, ducting, piping, and ancillary works.

The Development has been subject to 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 2000–2022. In accordance with Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2022, Meath County Council has concluded from a preliminary examination under Article 120(1)(b)(i), that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required.

Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

The 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 office hours at the offices of the Local Authority as follows:

  • Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, C15 Y291  (Inspection and purchase – see website for Planning Counter opening);
  • Meath County Council, Municipal District of Ashbourne Office, Ashbourne Library, Killegland Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath (Opening Hours 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2pm to 5pm) (inspection only)

from Monday, 22nd May 2023 to Wednesday 21st June 2023 (excluding weekends, Public Holidays, and Bank Holidays)

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situate, may be made in writing to the Local Authority : Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 or emailed to on or before Thursday, 6th July 2023


General Submission