Proposed Public Realm Improvement Scheme for Carrick-on-Shannon

Notice is hereby given that Leitrim County Council proposes to carry out the following development within Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim:

1.       To undertake a Public Realm Improvement Scheme within the town centre to enhance the existing streetscapes of Main Street & St. George’s Terrace to include the junction of both streets with Bridge Street. The Scheme extends from Main Street onto the old Dublin Road, lower Summerhill, the Leitrim Road, Priest’s Lane and Church Lane. The nature of the Public Realm Improvement Scheme includes, inter alia, the widening of footpaths, introduction of shared surface space at identified locations, to provide enhanced pedestrian crossings, to replace existing road surfaces, to replace existing street lights, the provision of soft landscaping measures and street furniture and to reduce the extent of on street car parking provision.

As part of the proposal, the Town Clock, a Protected Structure, will be moved by approximately 2 metres from its current position so that it is visible from Main Street, Bridge Street and St. George’s Terrace.  The Public Realm Improvement Scheme is contained largely within the Carrick on Shannon Architectural Conservation Area.  

2.       To provide a public car park (105 no. car parking spaces) immediately north of the Primary Care Centre which is presently under construction within the area known locally as ‘Flynn’s Field’ (Townparks Townland) to the rear of Main Street and Bridge Street.

3.       To replace the existing fixed boardwalk along the River Shannon at the property of le boat / Emerald Star and Carrickcraft boating companies (The Marina, St. George’s Terrace or Townparks Townland) and to provide a public floating boardwalk at this location inclusive of landscaping measures and accommodation works. The proposed public boardwalk will connect to the existing car parking area at the quayside.

Plans and full particulars of the proposed developments are available for inspection, or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, from Wednesday 28th November 2018 to Thursday 17th January 2019 inclusive, during public opening hours, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The plans and particulars are also available to view on the Leitrim County Council website at the following link:

Carrick on Shannon Public Realm Improvement Scheme

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 to: The Senior Planner, Leitrim County Council, Planning Department, Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim or e-mailed to ‘planning@leitrimcoco.ie’ and must reach the Senior Planner before 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 31st January 2019. All submissions or observations should be clearly marked ‘Carrick on Shannon Public Realm Scheme, Part 8’.

In accordance with the requirements of the European Union (Planning and Development)(Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 296 of 2018), the Planning Authority has concluded that the proposed development does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment and will not be likely to have significant effects on the environment. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of the notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

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