Outer city ring road plan to be submitted to An Bord Pleanala this week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The long awaited outer city ring-road plan is to be submitted to An Bord Pleanala this week.
The scheme has received approval from Transport Infrastructure Ireland after the business case was given the green light by Cabinet.
Acting CEO of Galway County Council Kevin Kelly told today’s meeting at County Hall that the relevant statutory notices will be issued by October 25th.
The public consultation period will begin later this week for an eight week period.
Councillors heard the cost of the scheme is estimated at 650 million euro and the level of detail within the application was described by officials as ‘unprecedented’.
It’s expected an oral hearing will take place in the first half of next year.
If approved, the controversial scheme would see the demolition of over 40 homes.
Athenry/Oranmore Cllr Jim Cuddy questioned if An Bord Pleanala will have a timeline by which to reach a decision and was advised that this depends on the size and complexity of the scheme and the number of submissions received.
He argues there should be a statutory requirement on An Bord Pleanala to reach a decision within an agreed timeline.
Plans lodged for 28 homes at Letteragh Road
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a development of 28 homes at Letteragh Road on the west side of the city.
The project is led by Callanan & Walsh Construction Co. Limited and would be based at a site near existing estates along the road.
It would be a mix of single and two-bed apartments across three seperate blocks.
City planners are due to make a decision in July
All corners of Galway hosting events for Cruinniú na nÓg
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Events will be hosted across all corners of Galway to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg this weekend.
The National Day of Creativity for Young People is being held tomorrow, with over 700 free events scheduled around the country.
It’s a collaboration between the Arts and Culture Department, the Creative Ireland Prorgamme, Galway County Council and RTÉ.
Cruinniú na nÓg is a one-day event, designed to empower young people to develop their creative potential.
Some of the highlights include a street peformance in Tuam, a drumming session in Oughterard and a dance and music workshop in Lettermore.
The tech side of creativity will also be represented with Lego Robotics and Coding Workshops in Moycullen and Carraroe.
A variety of artists will visit nine different refugee centres, offering workshops in print-making, circus skills, kite-making and music.
Libraries in Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Oranmore, Carraroe and Tuam will also host a variety of free activities.
The full list of events and booking is available on cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie]
New Martin Junction to officially open next week
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – After months of delays and immense frustration for motorists, the new Martin Junction near the Galway Clinic is finally set to open next week.
It brings to an end a long-running saga that began in January 2022 and was originally expected to be completed that August.
The lights will now be officially commissioned on Wednesday, June 13th, at 11am.
Local Councillor Alan Cheevers has been speaking to David Nevin.