Important Information

Bulletin for project Website re consultation process during Covid 19 restrictions

“In accordance with the requirements of national guidelines for infrastructure projects, the first phase of the N25 Waterford to Glenmore project has been completed and confirms the project’s strategic fit with current policies and programmes and has identified the need for the scheme and its objectives.

Within the study area for the project, a broad range of constraints and features have been identified which could influence the identification and assessment of viable scheme options.

We are now in a position to engage with the public and present the finding of the constraints study and to seek feedback on the scheme options that have been identified as part of Phase 2 – Option Selection. However, in accordance with the current Covid-19 restrictions and advice, all face to face public consultations and meetings have been postponed until further notice.

Given that the Covid 19 restrictions are continuing, albeit easing, we are seeking the public’s engagement in the form of an on-line consultations which is accessible through the project website, in combination with information in local newspapers. This consultation has been arranged to take place on-line and by post from the 2nd to the 5th of June and to invite submissions up until the 26th June. The consultation is currently being advertised on the project website now and in local newspapers circulating in the scheme area from the 2nd to the 3rd of June.

If you wish to speak to a project team member about a specific consultation query, you may do so by calling 01 8108000 between the 09:00 to 17:00hrs from the 2nd to the 5th June.

From the 8th of June onwards, we will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.

It is intended that once covid-19 restrictions are lifted a public display event will be arranged to present the findings of the constraints study and the identified route corridor options, and to seek the public’s feedback. Notification of this public display event will be advertised on this website and on local media and relevant information will also be uploaded to the project website in advance.

The project team will also continue to perform their duties, but no key project decisions that require input or feedback from the public will proceed until we are in a position to engage directly through public consultation.”

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Project phases

The planning and design of the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme will be progressed in accordance with the TII Project Management Guidelines.

These guidelines detail the processes and procedures for the planning, design, and construction of National Road schemes through eight separate phases (Phase 0 to Phase 7).

Scope and Pre-Appraisal (Phase 0) for the N25 Waterford to Glenmore Scheme has been completed by THRDO. Atkins will now progress the scheme towards Concept and Feasibility (Phase 1). This phase involves developing and investigating in further detail the feasibility of the project. The objectives identified during Phase 1 will be re-evaluated against relevant strategic plans and guidelines. A study area has been defined considering constraints such as environment, existing development and traffic.

Following the completion of Phase 1, the project will be progressed through Option Selection (Phase 2). In this phase, all relevant physical, environmental and other constraints will be identified, route corridor options will be developed and assessed against the scheme objectives considering engineering, environment and economy factors. The Preferred Route Corridor will be identified as the outcome of this assessment.

Phases Overview

Following identification of the Preferred Route Corridor, more detailed design and environmental evaluation will be completed during Phase 3. The Preferred Route will be developed to establish land take requirements, significant project impacts will be identified and the scheme design refined as appropriate to address these impacts.

Phase 4 of the process will involve the preparation and publication of the Statutory Orders for the scheme in accordance with the relevant planning and environmental legislation. These will include the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and the Compulsory Purchase Order. These will be subject to approval by An Bord Pleanala, who may determine that an Oral Hearing will be held.

During the planning and design process, there will be a number of opportunities for the public to provide feedback and make recommendations in relation to the scheme. Public consultations will be carried out during each phase.

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