(Replacement) Planning Notice Part 8 P8/18014 - Athlumney to Trim Road Cycle and Pedestrian Scheme

Closed17 Dec, 2018, 9:00am - 7 Feb, 2019, 4:00pm

Planning Notice – Part 8 P8/18014

Meath County Council

Planning and Development Act 2000 – 2018

Planning and Development Regulations2001 – 2018

“Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 - 2018

Part Viii of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2018”




(Athlumney to Trim Road Cycle and Pedestrian Scheme)

 In accordance with the above regulations, Meath County Council proposes to carry out development works which consist of 2.9km of segregated cycle and pedestrian facilities, starting at Beechmount Junction on the Trim Road (R161), moving north eastwards to the roundabout at the Solstice Art Centre, then going east onto Circular Road to meet the R147.

From this point, a 2 way cycle track and pedestrian footpath will travel north eastwards on the River Boyne side of the R147, where it will join up with the cycle facilities on the new bridge (currently under construction) to cross the River Boyne and continues out the Kentstown Road to the junction with Convent Lane (approved under a previous Part 8 process).

At Convent Lane, the footpaths will be upgraded and a shared on-road space for cyclists and vehicular traffic will be provided which continues as far as the entrance to St Michaels Loreto Secondary School.

Thereafter, segregated facilities will be provided for cyclists and pedestrians as far as the railway bridge, at which point, north bound cyclist’s revert to a shared road space facility with one way (north bound) vehicular traffic maintained. This scheme terminates at the top of Convent Lane at the junction with Elm Park.

Construction works along the route will involve the following elements;

  • Construction of new kerb lines for new footpath and/or cycle tracks
  • Earthworks – excavations of portions of existing verges, of existing roadway/footpaths, for service ducts and road crossings
  • Removal of trees, setting back of boundaries, landscaping
  • Construction of footpaths and cycle tracks, road markings and drainage works

The proposed works above will take place in the town of Navan, Co. Meath, in the Townlands of Balreask Old, Limekilnhill, Dillonsland, Townparks and Athlumney.

In accordance with Article 81 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001-2018, Meath County Council has concluded from a preliminary examination, 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 and/or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, from Monday 17th December, 2018 to Thursday 24th January, 2019 during opening hours only at the offices of the Local Authority as follows:

(a)  Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Rd, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291 (Inspection  & Purchase)

(b)  Navan Library, Railway Street, Navan, C15 AW81 (Inspection only)

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 planning@meathcoco.ie on or before 4.p.m. on Thursday, 7th February 2019.

Please note that this is a replacement notice from the previous notice published on 29th September and any valid submissions made during the previous submission period will be taken into account on foot of this notice.