Part VIII N15 Lifford Active Travel Scheme
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)
NOTICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 81, PART 8 OF THE ABOVE REGULATIONS, RELATING TO A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
Donegal County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the development of providing a shared use pedestrian and cyclist facility adjacent to the existing N15 National Road in the urban environs of Lifford in the Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District.
The proposed development, measuring approximately 1.2km in length will be located in the townlands of Townparks, Conneyburrow and Curraghlane within the speed limit of Lifford. The project seeks to establish a new shared use pedestrian and cyclist facility adjacent to the existing N15 National Primary Road at Lifford, to promote active travel journeys from residential areas to key education, employment, commercial, recreational, retail and tourist destinations. The aim of the project is also to infill a deficit in active travel cycle infrastructure between the completed Lifford to Strabane Greenway and the Lifford to Castlefin Greenway which is currently under construction. This will be achieved by the reallocation of road space to the active travel users and the upgrade of existing facilities. This will provide a continuous linkage between the population centres of Lifford and Castlefin and surrounding environs to the wider Northwest Greenway Network (NWGN), thereby supporting and enhancing the achievement of the NWGN objectives and other National and Local strategic policies. This will create a more structured uniform carriageway throughout the extents of the scheme and provide appropriate pathways encouraging active travel as a viable transport method between the towns to avail of local schools, work and amenities.
In accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations, Donegal County Council, as a competent authority, has concluded from a Screening Determination, based on an examination of the type, size and nature of the proposed development that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and as such has determined that an EIA is not required, the details of which are available to the general public.
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 normal hours from 9am on Thursday 12th October 2023 until 4pm on Monday, 13th November 2023 (inclusive) online and at the following locations:
- County House, The Diamond, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622
- Online at https://consult.donegal.ie/browse
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, and clearly marked ‘N15 Lifford Active Travel Project’, may be made in writing to the County Secretariat at Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F92 Y622 or by email to email@example.com before 4.00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2023.