Part 8 Improved Cycle Lanes on the Cashel Road Clonmel County Tipperary
The project will deliver approximately 1.3 km of active travel upgrades along the R688, Cashel road including extension of existing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and the provision of new cyclist and pedestrian infrastructure. Active travel improvement works including installation of new cyclist and pedestrian infrastructure are also proposed on a 200m section of Heywood Road between the R688 junction and Clonmel Rugby Club. The proposed development will consist of the following:
- Improved cycling infrastructure through the extension of existing cycling facilities and the provision of new 2.0m wide segregated cycle tracks;
- Improved pedestrian infrastructure through the provision of 1.80m wide footpaths;
- Controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian and cyclist road crossings;
- Reduction in junction widths to reduce crossing times and distances;
- Improved active travel connectivity;
- Narrowing of the southbound and right turning traffic lanes to 3.0m to allow space for the proposed cycle track and footpath;
- The addition of four new northbound and two new southbound bus stops;
- Relocation of a number of public lighting poles to move them clear of the proposed cycle track and footpath; and
- All site clearance works associated with the proposed development and all associated drainage and site works.
- All associated ancillary works.
At R688 Cashel Road from the N24 Roundabout to the Ard Gaoithe Business Park roundabout and 200m of the Heywood Road (L3604) within the townlands of Lawlesstown, Ardgeeha Lower and Burgagery-Lands West, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
The development has been the subject of an Appropriate Assessment screening in accordance with Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) and article 250(1) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended. The Appropriate Assessment screening concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to give rise to significant or indeterminate impacts on any Natura 2000 site.
In accordance with Article 120(1)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, the Planning Authority has carried out a screening for environmental impact assessment of the proposal. Having regard to the information specified under Schedule 7A of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended, and based on an examination of the nature, size and location of the development, it is determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development.
Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including Appropriate Assessment Screening and Environmental Impact Assessment Preliminary Examination report will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at: -
- Tipperary County Council, County Offices, Emmet Street , Clonmel, Co. Tipperary E91D5T7
- Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 A099
from 09:30am- 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for a period 28th of June 2023 to 28th of July 2023 (excluding bank holidays).
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Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated, may be made in writing and addressed to Marcus O’Connor, Director of Services, Roads, Transportation and Infrastructure, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, correspondence should be clearly marked ‘Part 8 in respect of Improved Cycle Lanes on the R688, Cashel Road, Clonmel ‘ no later than 4.30pm on Friday 18th August 2023.