Proposals for New Routes


Part VIII – What is it?

Part VIII planning applications are applications made by a local authority to the elected members of the local authority for works such as road projects. The planning application must be made in accordance with Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001).

A site notice must be erected on the subject site and submissions from prescribed bodies and the public may be received during a six week public consultation period.

Following consideration of the submissions received, the Manager presents a report to the elected members of the local authority for the approval of the scheme. The elected members decide as they consider appropriate, that the proposed development be carried out, with or without variations or modifications, or decide it will not be carried out.

 

PRESS RELEASE – Contract signing for Portlaoise Southern Circular Route

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor John King and the Chief Executive of Laois County Council, Mr. John Mulholland signed the Contract for the Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension this morning in Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois in the presence of the Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District, Cllr. Catherine Fitzgerald.

The successful tenderer is Total Highway Maintenance Ltd., Killaree, Three Castles, Co. Kilkenny.

The development will comprise of the:
• Construction of 550m of new single carriageway road between the R426 Timahoe and N77 Abbeyleix Roads;
• Extension of the existing link road, currently terminating close to the Aldi Supermarket entrance, to continue to a new roundabout at the junction of this extended link road with the new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road;
• Improvement works to the existing roundabout on the R426 Timahoe Road with the Portlaoise Southern Circular Road and realignment of the R426 Timahoe Road with the construction of a new roundabout at the entrance to the People’s Park;
• Construction of a realigned roundabout on the N77 Abbeyleix Road with Father Browne Avenue to accommodate the extended Portlaoise Southern Circular Road together with minor improvement works locally on both roads.

This development will complete the inner relief road around Portlaoise town connecting the N80 Stradbally Rd. to the N80 Mountmellick Rd. It will improve access to the town Centre and will improve access to the new school campus and O’Moore Park Stadium.

Construction will begin in the next week and will commence on the Timahoe Road to take advantage of the school holiday period. It is anticipate that the works will be completed for Q3 2019.

This is further good news for Portlaoise and comes after recent announcements that US-based cyber security firm Skout Secure Intelligence will create 30 jobs as it opens its European headquarters in Portlaoise and almost 330 jobs are set to be created as Glanbia Cheese is to open a new Manufacturing Plant in Portlaoise on Laois County Council owned lands in Togher National Enterprise Park, Portlaoise.


Back Row (L – R):
Philip McVeigh, Senior Engineer – Roads & Transportation
Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council
Brian Doherty, Total Highway Maintenance Limited

Seated (L – R):
Councillor Catherine FitzGerald, Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise MD
John Mulholland, Chief Executive, Laois County Council
John King, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council
Damien Lennon, Total Highway Maintenance Ltd.
Morgan Kilgallen, Kilgallen & Partners Consulting Engineers

Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services stated “The signing of the contract for the Completion of the Portlaoise Southern Circular Route earlier today is a significant milestone in the delivery of another critical piece of infrastructure for Portlaoise Town. I acknowledge the support of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport who are funding this project to the sum of circa €7 Million. The completion of this “missing link” of the Southern Circular Route will support the continued enhancement and improvement of Portlaoise town.”

Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority – Irishtown, Mountmellick
In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:

Safety scheme at Irishtown, Mountmellick Co. Laois
• To construct a roundabout at the junction of the N80 and L6131 at Irishtown.
• To include for the provision of car-parking spaces, Pedestrian crossing facilities and kerbed edge islands.
• To construct Footpath and ancillary works in relation to design of roundabout.
Inspection
Plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection from Tuesday 27th
March 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise and via link below.

Irishtown Layout drawing Revision 1

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made in writing to Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise to be received no later than 4.00pm on Tuesday 25th May 2018. Submissions should be clearly marked Irishtown Part VIII.
The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to the FOI requests, be examined in light of the exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.

 

Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority – Rockview, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise
In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:
Improvement of Pedestrian and Cyclist Facilities at The Rockview Mini-Roundabout road Portlaoise.

All associated works in relation to the construction of the roundabout and tie in to house entrances.
Inspection
Plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection from Tuesday 27th February 2018 to Tuesday 13th April 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise or by accessing www.laois.ie

Rockview Roundabout

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made in writing to Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise to be received no later than 4.00pm on Monday 30th April 2018. Submissions should be clearly marked Mountrath Road roundabout Part VIII.

The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to the FOI requests, be examined in light of the exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.

 

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Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority – Togher
In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:

Provision of Transport Infrastructure at Togher in order to develop lands.
All associated works in relation to Transport Infrastructure, including new roads, Cyclelanes, footpaths etc.

Inspection
Plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection from Tuesday 27th February 2018 to Tuesday 13th April 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise or by accessing www.laois.ie
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made in writing to Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise to be received no later than 4.00pm on Monday 30th April 2018. Submissions should be clearly marked Transport Infrastructure at Togher Part VIII.

Togher Part viii

The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to the FOI requests, be examined in light of the exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.

 

Safety scheme at Clonaghadoo, Mountmellick Co. Laois

Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority
In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:
Safety scheme at Clonaghadoo, Mountmellick Co. Laois
To change turning movements onto the L-2091-24 from the N80. Also upgrade the Local road L-20913.
To close the junction of the L-2091-24 to all turning movements accept turning from the Local road onto the N80 towards Mountmellick. To upgrade local road L-20913 at Laught commons to its junction with the L-2091-24.
Inspection
Plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection from Tuesday 13th February 2018 to Friday 6th April 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise or by accessing www.laois.ie

Clonaghadoo scheme-Layout1

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made in writing to Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise to be received no later than 4.00pm on Monday 23rd April 2018. Submissions should be clearly marked Clonaghadoo Part VIII.

The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to the FOI requests, be examined in light of the exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.