Part 8 - Proposed Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme - Planning Reference P82022.17

Dúnta7 M.F., 2022, 9:30am - 19 D.F., 2022, 5:00pm

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (As amended)

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

Proposed Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme

Planning Reference: P82022.17

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, Kildare County Council proposes to provide a segregated high quality cycle facility and shared pedestrian and cycle facility between Naas and Kill in County Kildare.

The scheme is 4.4km in length and extends from the Dublin Road roundabout (Naas Ball) to the Slí na Naomh junction east of Kill village, via Johnstown and Kill village.

The Proposed Development comprises:

  •  The provision of a 3m wide protected bi-directional cycle track in locations as shown on the Part 8 drawings
  • The provision of a 4m wide shared pedestrian and cyclist facility in locations as shown on the Part 8 drawings
  • Reduction in road carriageway width to 2 no. 3m carriageways in both Johnstown and Kill village
  • The provision of raised crossings on all side roads to prioritise pedestrian movements
  • Raised straight through cycle track crossings on all side roads to prioritise cyclists
  • Realignment of side road junctions as shown on the Part 8 drawings
  • Upgrade of a number of bus stop provisions and layouts within the extents of the scheme
  • Removal of car parking spaces in both Johnstown and Kill village to facilitate safe cycle and pedestrian infrastructure in locations as shown on the Part 8 drawings
  • The provision of 2 no. school zones (road markings and pencil bollards) outside of national schools in Kill village
  • The provision of a new controlled signalised toucan crossing at Saplings Special School in Kill village
  • The removal of an existing mini roundabout at Earls Court Estate entrance in Kill village and replacement with a standard T-junction layout

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-naas-kill-cycle-scheme-planning-reference-p8202217

from Wednesday 7th September until Wednesday 5th October 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 – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday)

The proposed scheme will also be available for inspection at Naas Community Library, Harbour View, Naas W91 A997

(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-naas-kill-cycle-scheme-planning-reference-p8202217

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, 19th October 2022.  Late submissions will not be accepted.            

Submissions should be headed: 

“Proposed Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme

Planning Reference: P82022.17

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.