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Introduction

The planning of the proposed N60 Castlebar to Balla Realignment at LAGNAMUCK road project is being developed in accordance with the National Roads Project Management Guidelines published by the National Roads Authority. The project commenced in January 2011 following an allocation of funding from the National Roads Authority (now Transport Infrastructure Ireland – TII).



Description

The proposed development traverses the townlands of Carrowntober Oughter, Lagnamuck, Cartron, Drumadoon, Moat and Legaun in the District Electoral Division of Balla, County Mayo.

It will consist of the following proposed elements: –

  • Improvement of the existing N60 National Secondary Route comprising the construction of a Type 2 Single Carriageway road (7.0m wide carriageway with 0.5m wide hard strips) for a length of approximately 1.4km;
  • Construction of Footpaths 1.75m wide (approximately 810m in length);
  • Construction of a Cycleway 1.75m wide alongside the improved N60 (approximately 530m in length);
  • Construction of a Cycleway 2.5m wide alongside the improved N60 (approximately 960m in length);
  • Improvement of 3 No. side road junctions;
  • Extinguishment of Rights of Way;
  • Excavation of the existing road;
  • Excavation of land adjacent to the existing road;
  • Construction of a new road;
  • Construction of culverts;
  • Construction of Drainage works incorporating Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS);
  • Earthworks including excavation unacceptable roadwork’s material;
  • Disposal / recovery of unacceptable roadwork’s material;
  • Utility Diversions;
  • Road Pavement, Road Markings and Traffic Signage;
  • Access and Accommodation Works;
  • Landscaping;
  • Ancillary Road Works and Traffic Management.



Part XI / Part 8 Planning Process

In accordance with Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 and Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001, as amended, Mayo County Council published a public notice of the proposed development in The Connaught Telegraph on 13th December 2011.

Following a period of public consultation, during which submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development were invited from members of the public, a Report was prepared and presented to the Elected Members at Mayo County Council’s meeting of Monday 5th March 2012. Mayo County Council resolved at the meeting that the project should proceed.

 

Compulsory Purchase Order & Natura Impact Statement

In July 2015 Mayo County Council published a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) in relation to the N60 Castlebar to Balla Realignment at Lagnamuck road project. On 10th August 2015 the CPO was submitted to An Bord Pleanála with a formal application for confirmation.

A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) was also prepared in respect of the development which it is proposed to carry out on the land to which the Order relates. On 10th August 2015 the NIS was submitted to An Bord Pleanála together with a formal application for approval of the proposed development.

Public Notice of the making of the CPO and the application for approval of the proposed development were published in the Western People on 27th July 2015 and The Connaught Telegraph on 28th July 2015.

The public notices may be viewed by clicking on the following links:

CPO Notice Published In the Western People and The Connaught Telegraph

NIS Notice Published In the Western People and The Connaught Telegraph

 

An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing

In accordance with section 134(1) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, An Bord Pleanála decided to hold an oral hearing in relation to the proposed development and the Compulsory Purchase Order for the proposed development.

The oral hearing was held on Wednesday 28th October, 2015 at the Harlequin Hotel, Lannagh Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

At the oral hearing a Planning Inspector, appointed by An Bord Pleanála, heard evidence in relation to the proposed development and the Compulsory Purchase Order for the proposed development.

 

CPO Confirmed By Mayo County Council without Modification

By letter dated 29th October 2015 An Bord Pleanála informed Mayo County Council that the objections received by the Board to the Compulsory Purchase Order had been withdrawn and that it was now open to the Mayo County Council to confirm / refuse to confirm the Order.

On the 20th January 2016 Mayo County Council made a Confirmation Order confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order without modification, for the N60 Castlebar to Balla Realignment at Lagnamuck road project.

In accordance with the relevant legislation Mayo County Council  published a Notice of the confirmation of the compulsory purchase order in the Western People on 7th March 2016 and The Connaught Telegraph on 8th March 2016.

 

A copy of the Notice of Confirmation of the CPO and a copy of the Confirmation Order, as so confirmed, can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Notice of Confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order

Confirmation Order by Mayo County Council

 

The Proposed Development Approved by An Bord Pleanála subject to Conditions

Separately, An Bord Pleanála has made an Order, dated 30th December 2015, approving the proposed development subject to conditions. A copy of the Order made by An Bord Pleanála can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

An Bord Pleanála Order Approving the Proposed Development

 

CPO Operative

The CPO, as so confirmed, became operative at the expiration of three weeks after the date of publication of the confirmation notice. The eight week period following the publication of the confirmation notice during which an application for judicial review of the decision An Bord Pleanála could be made to the High Court expired on the 4th May 2016. Mayo County Council was not notified of the making of any application for judicial review.

In accordance with Section 78 (5) of the Housing Act, 1966, a copy of the Compulsory Purchase Order was served on every person affected by the CPO, by letter dated 1st June, 2016.

 

Notice To Treat

In accordance with Section 79 of the Housing Act, 1966, a Notice to Treat was served on every person affected by the CPO, by letter dated 15th August 2016. The Notice to Treat gave notice to every person affected by the CPO that Mayo County Council is authorised by the above Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire compulsorily the land described in the Schedule attaching to the Compulsory Purchase Order and require to purchase same and that the County Council is willing to treat for the purchase of all or any interest or interests in said land which may exist.

 

Other Documents relating to the Project

Maps and other documents relating to the project can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Notice
Plans 
Particulars

CPO Schedule

CPO Deposit Map 1

CPO Deposit Map 2

 

For further information please contact:

Gerard Flynn, Executive Engineer,

Mayo National Roads Design Office.

E-mail: jflynn@regdesign.com

Tel: 094 904 7628


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