Proposed Remediation Works at Monasterevin Bridge - Section 177AE Planning Application

Dúnta4 Fea, 2021, 9:00am - 19 Már, 2021, 5:00pm


Notice under Section 177AE (4) (a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended (as inserted by Section 57 the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010).

Monasterevin Bridge Remediation Works

Application to An Bord Pleanála


Kildare County Council hereby publishes this notice of its intention to carry out remediation works on Monasterevin bridge, a protected structure (Kildare County Council Record of Protected Structures Reference: B26-38) which is located within the River Barrow and River Nore Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Remediation works arise from damage to the bridge caused by scouring. Monasterevin bridge is an early nineteenth century bridge structure that is on the primary entrance road the R445 on the western side of the town.

The works will consist of

  • Remedial repair works to piers and cutwater: Works will require removal of defective sections of the concrete cutwater, dismantling displaced masonry, grouting voids, reinstatement of displaced masonry and renewal of concrete cutwater
  • Localised vegetation removal and pointing of opening joints. Dismantling will be carried out to remove embedded roots
  • Rock armour protection to the east embankment of the river


Notice is hereby given that Kildare County Council proposes to seek approval of An Bord Pleanála for the proposed works under Section 177AE (4) (a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended (as inserted by Section 57 the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010).

A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared in respect of the proposed works.

An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application with or without conditions or may refuse the application.

A copy of the NIS and Project Particulars (including the EIA Screening) will be available for inspection at the following locations from Thursday February 4th, 2021 to Friday March 19th, 2021 (inclusive):

  • The consultation website of Kildare County Council at:
  • The offices of Kildare County Council, Level 4, Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare Monday – Friday between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, BY APPOINTMENT. Appointments must be made in advance at
  • The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Monday – Friday during working hours. Note: Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that persons contact the Office to arrange viewing of the application in advance (Phone: (01) 858 8100 or Lo-call 1890 275 175).

The NIS and Project Particulars may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (which shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such copy).

Submissions or observations may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála,64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01V902 before Friday 19th March 2021 relating to;

  1. the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned,
  2. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and
  3. the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out.

Any submissions or observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than close of business on Friday March 19th, 2020.

A person may question the validity of any such decision by the Board by way of an application for a judicial review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. no 15 of 1986) in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.

Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading Publications – Judicial Review Notice 2012 on the Board’s website or on the Citizens Information Service website