Part 8 - Proposed Pedestrian /Cycle Bridge in Celbridge Town Centre - Planning Ref. P82022.07

Closeddate_range10 May, 2022, 9:00am - 22 Jun, 2022, 5:00pm

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As amended)

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (As amended) (PART 8)

Proposed Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge in Celbridge Town Centre

Planning Reference: P82022.07

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, Kildare County Council proposes to provide a shared pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Liffey in Celbridge town centre.

The site extends to the following locations in Celbridge:

  • Main Street and English Row at the R405 / R403 junction,
  • Celbridge Bridge (R405) from the Main Street junction to the Newtown Road / Dublin Road (R403) and R405 Junction.

The proposed development comprises of a shared pedestrian and cycle bridge from the footpath adjacent to the former Bank of Ireland car park in Celbridge to the footpath outside the Abbey Lodge public house. The bridge will span over the River Liffey for approximately 50m. It will be constructed directly adjacent to the existing road bridge.

The existing footpath will be removed from the existing road bridge and a rubbing strip will be installed at both sides.

The kerb line will be built out slightly in front of the Abbey Lodge and the existing pedestrian crossings will be maintained on all three arms of this junction.

The footpath will be built out on Main Street at the arm of the junction and a new pedestrian crossing will be provided.

Particulars of the proposed scheme will also be available to view on Kildare County Council’s website at

https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/consultation/part-8-proposed-pedestrian-cycle-bridge-celbridge-town-centre-planning-ref-p8202207

from Tuesday 10th May until Wednesday 08th June 2022.

Particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Kildare County Council, Level 4, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas.  Co. Kildare. W91 X77F (Public Display Area) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments must be made in advance for the Public Display Area at

http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/OnlineBookingSystem/ (Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:24pm, Monday to Friday)

The proposed scheme will also be available for inspection at Celbridge Library, St Patrick’s Park, Celbridge W23 VA47

(Opening hours 10:00am – 5:00pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10:00am – 8:00pm Tues & Thurs)

The proposed development has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended and the Planning Authority has determined that a Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment is not required in this instance. In addition, the proposal has also undergone screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU (and the relevant provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended) and the Planning Authority has determined that there will be no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and therefore an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required. In accordance with Section 120 of the Planning & Development Regulations (as amended), 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.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated can be made online at

https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/consultation/part-8-proposed-pedestrian-cycle-bridge-celbridge-town-centre-planning-ref-p8202207

OR in writing to: A/Senior Executive Officer, Roads Transportation and Public Safety Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X77F on or before 5:00pm on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022.  Late submissions will not be accepted.            

Submissions should be headed: 

“Proposed Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge in Celbridge Town Centre

Planning Reference: P82022.07

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

Kildare County Council is subject to the provisions of Freedom of Information (FOI Acts 1997 and 2014) and the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2013.