Kinnegad Community Library and Education and Training Centre
WESTMEATH COUNTY COUNCIL
COMHAIRLE CONTAE NA hIARMHI
Part XI OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)
PART 8 OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 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 new Kinnegad Community Library and Education and Training Centre at the former National School, Main Street, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath, N91 DP22, a protected structure.
The proposed development will include the following:
- Restoration and adaption of the former National School into a Community Library and Education and Training Centre, including a two-storey rear extension and glazed links to the front and rear;
- Alterations to the boundary walls and public footpath;
- Provision of hard and soft landscaping including a new civic space adjoining the site;
- Installation of all associated services above and below ground to connect to the existing systems;
- The provision of signage;
The provision of cycle stands
The proposed site includes, the "Former National School" and the “Former Schoolmaster’s House” both are contained on the Record of Protected Structures, reference 027-009 and 027-008 respectively, under the Westmeath County Development Plan 2014-2020. An Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report of the proposed development is available for inspection with this application.
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 a 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 Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar from 9.30a.m. to 4.00p.m. each day, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, from 1st October 2020 up to and including 30th October 2020.
Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, may be made via the Councils Consultation Portal at https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en or written submissions or observations in relation to the proposed development, clearly marked “Proposed Kinnegad Community Library, Education and Training Centre”, may also be submitted to District Manager, Mullingar Municipal District Office, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar to arrive not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 13th November 2020.
Written submissions or observations received will form part of a statutory report to be presented to a meeting of Westmeath County Council and also will form part of a public document. The information contained in submissions may be available for public inspection, to be published on the Councils 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.