DEVELOPMENT OF A TOWN PARK AT ATHLONE ROAD (R161), KINNEGAD, COUNTY WESTMEATH.

Closed27 Mar, 2023, 08:00 - 11 May, 2023, 17:00

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PART XI OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED) PART 8 OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENTREGULATIONS, 2001 (AS AMENDED)

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council proposes to undertake the following works:

DEVELOPMENT OF A TOWN PARK AT ATHLONE ROAD (R161), KINNEGAD, COUNTY WESTMEATH.

 

The proposed development will include the following:

 

  1. Redevelopment of the site of the former community hall and surrounding lands to provide a new town park incorporating skate park, children’s play areas, adult exercise areas, walkways and street furniture
  2. Upgrade of established entrance to the former community hall building on the Athlone Road (R161)
  3. New entrance at the North corner of the site to the Mullingar Road (former N4) via the existing lane to the Kinnegad water reservoir
  4. New entrance from the Easternmost corner of the site to the adjacent car park at Mullingar Road (former N4)
  5. Demolition of former community hall building
  6. Public lighting, Boundary treatment works, hard and soft landscaping, signage and all associated ancillary works.

 

The Proposed scheme has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU.

 

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 effect on the environment.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection at https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en and can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad, Westmeath County Council, Áras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. each day, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, from the 27th March 2023 up to and including the 27th April 2023.

 

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, may be made in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday the 11th May 2023 either:

 

  • Online at https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en or

 

  • In writing, clearly marked “Proposed Development of a Town Park at Athlone Road Kinnegad” to the Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Westmeath County Council, Áras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N.

Written submissions or observations received, will form part of a statutory report to be presented to a meeting of Westmeath County Council and will form part of a public document. The information contained in submissions may be available for public inspection, to be published on the Council’s website and available at the Council’s public counter. Details, including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council Departments or their agents involved in this Part 8 process.