Part 8 P8/23004 - Development of the Oldcastle Public Realm, at Oldcastle Town Centre, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

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Planning Notice PART 8

Planning and Development Act 2000- 2022

Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2023

In accordance with the above regulations Meath County Council proposes to carry out development of the Oldcastle Public Realm, at Oldcastle Town Centre, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

The proposed development will consist of:

  • Redesign of roadways and junctions,
  • Creation of new open spaces,
  • Improved and wider footpaths,
  • New materials palette consisting of modular paving units,
  • Improved visibility for road users and pedestrians,
  • Safer crossing points for pedestrians,
  • Traffic Calming and improved traffic flow,
  • Time restricted parking within the town centre,
  • Improved links to all parts of the town including the playground and Railway Yard car park,
  • Improved street lighting,
  • CCTV at the Railway Yard car park,
  • Installation of street furniture,
  • Provision of locations for Public Artwork / sculptures within the town centre,
  • Undergrounding of overhead cables,
  • Enhanced landscaping to include additional trees and vegetation,
  • New signage and line marking,
  • New asphalt road surfacing on the regional roads,
  • New drop off and pick up area for Gilson National School with new steps and crossing point.

 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 & Development Regulations 2001-2023, Meath County Council has concluded from a screening determination under Article 120(1B)(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)
  • Meath County Council, Municipal District of Kells Office, Town Hall, Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath. A82 W2R3. (Opening Hours 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2pm to 5pm) (Inspection only)
  • Oldcastle Library, Millbrook Road, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. A82N125 (Inspection only)
  • (Inspection only)

from Wednesday the 19th of July 2023 to Thursday the 17th of August 2023

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 situated, 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 31st August 2023


General Submission