Part 8 - Proposed Cycle Scheme at Meadowbrook, Maynooth - Planning reference P82022.06
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As amended)
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (As amended) (PART 8)
Proposed Cycle Scheme at Meadowbrook, Maynooth
Planning Reference: P82022.06
Pursuant to the requirements of the above, Kildare County Council proposes to provide a segregated high quality cycle route on Meadowbrook Road, Old Greenfield Road & Beaufield Close, Maynooth.
The site is located along the following locations in Maynooth:
- Meadowbrook Road from the end of the existing cycle infrastructure to the junction with Meadowbrook Link Road,
- Beaufield Close from the Newtown Road to Meadowbrook Road, and
- Old Greenfield Road where it joins Meadowbrook Road.
Meadowbrook Road is a single lane carriageway with cycle infrastructure from the Newtown Road / Parsons Street junction to the junction with Meadowbrook Lawns. The remainder of Meadowbrook Road has no cycle infrastructure but has a footpath on either side. The affected section of Meadowbrook Road is 415m long. Beaufield Close is a single lane carriageway with no existing cycle infrastructure. There are footways on both sides of the road. The affected section of Beaufield Close is 410m long. The section of Old Greenfield Road affected by this proposed scheme is a single lane carriageway cul-de-sac with no existing cycle infrastructure. There are footways on both sides of the road. There is no through-traffic permitted from Meadowbrook Lawns.
The Proposed Development comprises:
- The provision of a 2m protected cycle track and 2m footway on both sides of Meadowbrook Road, Beaufield Close and the affected section of Old Greenfield Road
- Reduction in road carriageway widths
- Junction realignments and the introduction of raised crossings on all side roads to prioritise pedestrian movements
- Straight through cycle track crossings on all side roads to prioritise cyclists
- The introduction of pedestrian and shared crossing points at several locations
- Realignment of existing car parking spaces on Beaufield Road
- Regularisation of permeability links on Meadowbrook Road
Particulars of the proposed scheme will also be available to view on Kildare County Council’s website at
from Tuesday 22nd March until Friday 22nd April 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 Maynooth Library, Main Street, Maynooth W23 ND79
(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
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 Friday, 6th May 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Submissions should be headed:
“Proposed Cycle Scheme at Meadowbrook, Maynooth
Planning Reference: P82022.06”
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.