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City Centre Movement Strategy - Part 8 Planning Notice

       Part 8 Planning Notice

Notice under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended

Cork City Council proposes to undertake development works as part of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the City Centre Movement Strategy:

The proposed works include;

Phase 1: St Patrick's Street Area

  • Provide improved pedestrian facilities and public realm improvements within the study area.
  • Upgrade the junction of Grand Parade/ St Patrick’s Street to include the installation of CCTV.
  • Upgrade the junction of St Patrick’s Street/ Merchant’s Quay to include installation of CCTV.
  • Provide improved traffic management along Drawbridge Street and Perry Street to include enhanced pedestrian facilities.
  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing facilities on St Patrick’s Street to include CCTV.
  • Provide additional pedestrian crossing on St. Patrick’s Street between Cook Street and Opera Lane.
  • Convert St Patrick Street to a Public Transport, Taxis, and Bicycles only street from 12.30 – 6.30 pm.
  • Convert Castle Street from westbound to eastbound traffic flow.
  • Provide Traffic Control signage at locations approaching St. Patrick’s Street

 Phase 2: Prospect Row/Grenville Place/Bachelor’s Quay/Grattan Street/Sheares Street Area

  • Provide improved pedestrian facilities and public realm improvements within the study area.
  • Provide improved parking facilities for ambulances at Mercy University Hospital on Grenville place.
  • Provide additional parking/ set down/ disabled parking bays along Grenville Place and Prospect Row.
  • Provide an enhanced pedestrian environment at the junction of Henry Street and Grenville Place.
  • Convert Grenville Place from two-way operation to one-way northbound from Sheares Street to Bachelors Quay.
  • Provide new footpaths, cycle lanes and parking bays along Bachelors Quay between North Gate Bridge and Grattan Street.
  • Provide new footpath along Grenville Place and Prospect Road from Sheares Street to Bachelors Quay.
  • Upgrade the junction of Sheares Street/ Prospect Row to cater for the revised traffic management plan for the area.  The upgrade proposals to include the installation of CCTV and an additional pedestrian crossing on the eastern arm.
  • Upgrade Wood Street approach to Dyke Parade/Sheares Street junction to improve pedestrian provision.
  • Upgrade the junction of Courthouse Street/ Sheares Street to include the installation of CCTV.
  • Upgrade the junction of Adelaide Street/ Grattan Street to include the provision of improved pedestrian facilities.
  • Upgrade the junction of Bachelors Quay/ Grattan Street to included revised vehicular priority and suitable pedestrian crossings.
  • Improve the pedestrian provision at the junction of Blarney Street/ Shandon Street. 
  • Introduce one-way traffic systems on Moore Street, Coach Street, Thomas Street, Peter’s Street.
  • Introduce one-way traffic on the southern end of Grattan Street between Peter’s Street and Sheares Street.
  • Improve Pedestrian facilities along Grattan Street and Introduce Zebra Crossing at primary school.
  • Provide new inbound bus lane on Washington Street between Courthouse Street and Grand Parade.
  • Introduce a Bus priority Gate at the junction of Sheares Street with Courthouse StreetIntroduce a ban on northbound traffic to Grattan Street from Sheares Street and Liberty Street

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, Appropriate Assessment Screening has been carried out on the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. In addition, the proposed development has been screened to determine whether an E.I.S. is required.

Plans and Particulars of the proposal will be available for inspection at: 

Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork on working days from Friday the 10th of April 2015 to Friday the 22nd of May 2015 from 9am to 4.30pm.

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to Edith Roberts, Senior Executive Engineer, Transportation Division, Roads and Transportation Directorate, City  Hall, Cork  on or before 5.00 p.m. on Friday the 5th of June 2015.


All comments, including names and addresses of those making comments, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

Ann Doherty
Chief Executive
Cork City Council

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