Part VIII - R238 VRS Installation at Quigleys Point
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 – SECTION 179
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 – ARTICLE 81
NOTICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE ABOVE REGULATIONS (“the Regulations”), RELATING TO A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
Part VIII - R238 VRS Installation at Quigleys Point
TAKE NOTICE that Donegal County Council (“the Council”) proposes to carry out the development specified in paragraph (b) below and in relation thereto:-
(a) The location of the development is on a site shown on a site location map included in the plans and particulars referred to at paragraph (e) below, which site is on lands generally to R238 Regional Road.
(b) The nature and extent of the proposed development is as follows:-
- Provision of a new Vehicle Restraint System (approx. 1,600m) including break points for vehicle accesses where required on the eastern side of the existing R238.
- Reduction in hard shoulder width to allow sufficient working width of VRS and to avoid impact with sea wall within the scheme extents.
- Earthworks to remove sections of the existing raised earth mound or to import fill to build up verge where required within the scheme extents, to create a level verge to facilitate VRS installation.
- Removal of existing fence or replacement with timber post and tension mesh fence.
- Removal of Vegetation where required to facilitate VRS installation within the scheme extents.
- All other ancillary and tie in works to relevant standards.
All associated ancillary site works shall be located within the townland of The Three Trees in the Inishowen Municipal District.
(c) The proposed development is sub-threshold for the purposes of Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) per Article 92 of the Regulations and the Council has concluded on the basis of a Preliminary Examination of the nature, location and size of the proposed development in accordance with Article 120 (1)(b)(i) thereof that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that
Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) is not required. A copy of this Preliminary Examination and conclusion will be available for inspection or purchase along with the documents referred to at paragraph (e) below.
Where however any person considers that the proposed development to be carried out by the Council would be likely to have significant effects on the environment, he or she may at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks beginning of the date of publication of this notice apply under Article 120(3)(b) of the Regulations to An Bord Pleanala (64 Marlborough Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 V902) for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have such effects.
(d) In order to ascertain whether the proposed development required Appropriate Assessment (“AA”) the Council carried out a screening of same in accordance with Article 250(1) of the Regulations and made a determination in view of best scientific knowledge that the development individually or in combination with other plans or projects would not be likely to have a significant effect on a European site in view of the site’s conservation objectives and that AA was not required. A copy of this determination including the main reasons and considerations on which the determination was based will be available for inspection or purchase along with the documents referred to at paragraph (e) below.
Where however any person considers that the proposed development to be carried out by the Council would be likely to have a significant effect on a European Site, he or she may apply under Article 250(3)(b) of the Regulations to An Bord Pleanala (64 Marlborough Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 V902) for a determination as to whether the development would be likely to have such significant effect and the Board will make a determination on the matter as soon as possible. Any application for such determination in order to be considered by the Board must state the reasons for the forming of the view that the development would be likely to have a significant effect on a European Site.
(e) Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection online at www.donegalcoco.ie or for inspection at the Council’s offices below and purchase (at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) at:
|County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622
9:00am–12.30pm and 1.00pm– 4.30pm
Monday to Friday
|Inishowen Public Services Centre
Malin Road, Crandonagh,
Co. Donegal, F93 NR70
The said plans and particulars will be available for inspection as above from 9am Thursday 23rd November 2023 until 4pm on Thursday, 21st December 2023 (both dates inclusive).
(f) Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development is situated may be made in writing to The County Secretariat Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, County Donegal, or via the “MAKE A SUBMISSION” button on the project specific page on the https://consult.donegal.ie/browse website before 4.00pm on Monday, 15th January 2024. Please mark the front of the envelope with the project name as per the above schedule.