Part 8 – MCC proposes to carry out development at Churchill and Millbrook Upper, Clones, Co. Monaghan

COMHAIRLE CHONTAE MHUINEACHAIN

MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL

Part XI Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Part 8, Article 81 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)

Monaghan County Council hereby gives notice that it proposes to carry out development at Churchill and Millbrook Upper, Clones, Co. Monaghan.

The proposed development will consist of:

Upgrading of pedestrian facilities and carriageway alterations over approximately 300m of the L2800 road opposite St Tiarnach’s GAA Park Clones. It will facilitate the creation of an open pedestrian plaza on match days and an improved pedestrian link to the Peace Link sports complex from both the town centre and the GAA facility. The proposals include for new paved pedestrian footpaths on the eastern and western sides of the L2800 at St Tiarnach’s Park, the removal of an existing stone wall, and the demolition of a derelict dwelling at Upper Millbrook H23 NY71. Earthworks will be undertaken and a new 1.5m high retaining wall will be constructed and on the western side of the L2800 to facilitate the new footpath. The proposals will also include landscaping with planting and paved areas, street lighting and a dedicated controlled pedestrian crossing from St Tiarnach’s GAA Park to the Peace Link sports complex.

 In accordance with Article 81(2)(ca) and 120(1B)(b)(i) of the above-mentioned regulations, Monaghan County Council, as the competent authority, has concluded from a Screening Determination, which is based on an examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development, that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development, and as such has determined that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required. This Screening Determination is available for inspection, and at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks from the date of publication of this notice, any person may apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

In accordance with Article 250(1)(ca) of the above-mentioned regulations, Monaghan County Council, as the competent authority, has concluded from a Screening Determination, which is based on an assessment of best scientific knowledge, that the proposed development, either individually or in combination with other plans or projects, is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site,

and as such has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is not required. This Screening Determination is available for inspection, and any person may apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effect on a European site.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours at the offices of Monaghan County Council, Planning Section, No.1 Dublin Street, Monaghan H18 X982 until 5pm on 20th of October 2022.

The plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be inspected online at http://www.eplanning.ie/MonaghanCC/searchtypes by searching under Monaghan County Council and entering the address of the development.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated may be made in writing to Monaghan County Council, Planning Section, No.1 Dublin Street, Monaghan H18 X982 before 5pm on 3rd of November 2022.

 Signed: Gareth McMahon

 Director of Services

 Monaghan County Council

 Dated 22nd of September 2022

Visioning Report for Lough Muckno Estate, Castleblayney – CONSULTATION EVENT NOTICE

Monaghan County Council, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, is undertaking a feasibility study on a potential tourism and recreation proposal for the Muckno Estate, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. As part of this it has prepared two Concept Options which are outlined in the Vision for Muckno document which can be viewed here:

 THE VISION FOR LOUGH MUCKNO ESTATE August 2021

The ‘Muckno Adventure Estate’  (Concept Option  1) would involve the development of four connected zones of activity at the historic estate, Lough Muckno, Concra Woods and Castleblayney town, within which it would be possible to undertake over 150 different outdoor adventure activities as well as experiences associated with nature, conservation, art, craft, music, food and drink, and health and well-being. This option would involve the regeneration of Hope Castle situated in the Muckno Estate.

The ‘Great Drumlin of Adventure’ (Concept Option 2) would build on Concept Option 1. This proposed option would involve the carrying out of additional development at the estate. The Estate would host a variety of high value tourism and recreational amenities as well as adventure attractions. It would involve the development of an iconic structure replicating the shape and profile of a drumlin.

MCC has commissioned Fehily Timoney and Company (FTCO) to complete a strategic planning and environmental appraisal of these concept option proposals.

The public consultation period for this phase has now closed. A stakeholder consultation report will issue in due course, with the overall report due for completion in early 2023.

Below is a link to the information provided at the public consultation event:

 

P22-139 Public Consultation Content – Public Exhibition Display (PDF)

 

                               

                                                                                               

5 Monaghan County Council Projects Shortlisted for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2022

Monaghan County Council is delighted to be shortlisted in 5 award categories in the 2022 Excellence in Local Government (ELG) Awards.  The Awards, sponsored by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

The Awards highlight the important work that is carried out by local authorities for the benefit of local communities.

Monaghan County Council has been shortlisted in 5 of the 15 categories:

Category Project
Diversity & Inclusion Sensory Stories
Festival of the Year Clones Film Festival
Heritage and Built Environment Rossmore Forest Park
Supporting Sustainable Communities Capacity Building through Community Planning
Sustaining the Arts Elsewhere the Opera

 

Councillor Seán Conlon, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, commented, ‘That Monaghan County Council finds itself shortlisted for 5 Awards comes as no surprise considering the wealth of talent and expertise that prevails through our organisation. Collectively, the huge amount of effort applied throughout our various Sections delivers considerable results, with our shortlisted projects providing only a snapshot of our successful outcomes.  In collaboration with community groups, funding agencies and Government departments, the commitment and loyalty of our Council staff is evident throughout all these projects, and so many, many more. As Cathaoirleach, along with my fellow elected representatives, we reaffirm our support to assist and encourage staff colleagues in advancing all endeavours aimed at enhancing the lives of those who live, work, or come to visit County Monaghan’.

Ms. Patricia Monahan, Deputy Chief Executive, added ‘We are delighted to be shortlisted in 5 categories for these awards.  The awards are an opportunity to recognise and reward staff for innovative and worthwhile work.  It is especially gratifying to be able to celebrate projects that were brought to conclusion in recent years despite the unique constraints presented by the pandemic.  It is testament to the hard work and resilience of staff to see so many projects continuing to be delivered despite the unprecedented challenges that we have come through’.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2022.  Awards will be presented for excellence in 15 different categories and one Local Authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2022.

 

Temporary Closing Of Roads – R193 Rockcorry to Ballybay Road: From its junction with the R190 Ballybay / Cootehill road to its junction with the R188 Monaghan / Cootehill road in Rockcorry Village.

Monaghan County Council wishes to advise of the following road closure in the Municipal District Ballybay – Clones in County Monaghan:

Date:     For 1 Day only on a date between Monday 12th September 2022 and Friday 16th September 2022. (This date will be weather dependent)

 To Facilitate:      Surface dressing Works

Road Closed:     R193 Rockcorry to Ballybay Road: From its junction with the R190 Ballybay / Cootehill road to its junction with the R188 Monaghan / Cootehill road in Rockcorry Village.

 Diversion Routes:

Traffic travelling from Ballybay to Rockcorry will be diverted to use the R183 to Swans Cross and then the R188 to Rockcorry.

Traffic travelling from Rockcorry to Ballybay will be diverted to use the R188 to Swans Cross and then the R183 to Ballybay.

 

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

9th September 2022

Closure Notice Car Park at Civic Offices, Carrickmacross

Monaghan County Council wish to notify the public that the car park at the Civic Offices, Carrickmacross shall be closed to vehicular access, from 6pm on Saturday the 10th September until 7pm on Sunday the 11th of September 2022, to facilitate the Cavan Monaghan Garda Divisional Centenary Event. The public may wish to avail of the car parking facilities at the adjacent C:TEK building during this period. Monaghan County Council wish to apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Should you require further information regarding the above, please contact Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District by Email at carrickmacross@monaghancoco.ie or alternatively via telephone on 042 9661236.

 

Signed:

Mr. Damien Thornton,

A/Municipal District Co-Ordinator, Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road,

Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan A81 RY22

South Dublin Street & Backlands Regeneration Project

Monaghan County Council has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála seeking approval under Sections 175 and 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) for the above project.

The planning application submission is available to view online from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates), at the links below:

 

 

This information is also available in hard copy to inspect and purchase at the following locations:

  • Monaghan County Council Planning Offices, 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan, H18 X982 between 09:15-13.00hrs and 13.30-17.00hrs from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates).
  • The offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 between 09:15hrs and 17:30hrs from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates).

 

Submissions and Observations

Any person may, within the period of 6 weeks from Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Wednesday 19th October 2022 (inclusive of both dates), make a submission or observations in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01 V902 or online at www.pleanala.ie in respect of:

  1. the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned, and
  2. the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out.

 

Any submission or observations must also include the following information:

  1. the name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
  2. the subject matter of the submission or observations, and
  3. the reasons, considerations, and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.

 

Any submission or observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by An Bord Pleanala not later than 17.30hrs on Wednesday 19th October 2022.  Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application.

Submissions or observations made directly to Monaghan County Council in respect of this proposal will not be considered as valid submissions/observations by An Bord Pleanala.

(Submission received)

ABP Cover Letter

An Taisce

Heritage Council

Sheridan

Eddie OGara Love Monaghan Save Dublin St

Dept of Housing Local Government and Heritage

 

Public Alert: Drinking Water Restriction – Three Mile House & Togan

Public Alert: Drinking Water Restriction

Irish Water and Monaghan County Council

Three Mile House & Togan
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SCHEME

Date of Drinking Water Restriction Notice:
2nd of September 2022

Due to elevated levels of manganese in the Three Mile House & Togan network. The public drinking water quality is considerably compromised and an immediate risk to your health.

As a result and following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water and Monaghan County Council are issuing a Do Not Consume Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of all consumers on this scheme. This Do Not Consume Notice applies to all customers served by the Three Mile House and Togan PWS and as indicated in the pink areas of the map.

Three Mile House & Togan PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SCHEME

IMPORTANT: Boiling your water will not render it safe to drink.

1: Please use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. Bottled Water) for the following:

• Drinking
• Preparing Drinks made with water
• Cooking of Food.
• Food Preparation including washing and preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
• Brushing of teeth and/or gargling
• Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

IMPORTANT: Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

Alternative supply’s will be provided at the following locations Darley National School and White Horse Hotel. Remember to boil this water before use for drinking or for food preparation.

2: You can continue to use your internal water supply for the following:

• Flushing of toilets
• Personal Hygiene (showering/bathing)
• Laundry and washing utensils

3: Caution:

• Domestic water filters will not render your water safe to drink
• Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from an alternative safe source of water (e.g. Bottled Water)
• If you have pets and are concerned about the impact of providing mains water while this restriction is in place, you should ask your local vet for advice

4: Only use an alternative safe source of drinking water (e.g. Bottled Water) for the following situations.

• When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing and preparing salads)
• Preparing Infant Formula. Where a Do Not Consume Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from bottled water. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute), and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

5: Always Take Care:

If you are boiling bottled water to prepare infant formula, care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

6: How long before the Do Not Consume Notice can be lifted?

We do not know at present, but Irish Water and Monaghan County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive (HSE) with a view to lifting the restriction as soon as practicable.

7: How will we keep you informed?

You will be kept informed through the following media: Website: www.water.ie ; www.monaghancoco.ie
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1800 278 278
Local Media –Radio and Press
(IW registered vulnerable customers will be directly contacted)

8: Awareness for commercial premises

Irish water request that this Restriction is placed in a prominent position within your commercial premises.

Remember – Do not use your tap water for drinking or food preparation until further notice.

Do Not Consume Notice Issued by:
Anthony Skeffington, Regional Manager, Irish Water.

Nuala Woods, Director of Services Monaghan County Council.

Cavan Monaghan Divisional Centenary Event in Carrickmacross

Cavan Monaghan Divisional Centenary Event

11am Centenary Parade – Commencing at Carrickmacross Court House passing through
Carrickmacross Main Street and ending at Carrickmacross Civic Offices. Parade featuring the Garda Band, Regional Ceremonial Unit, Garda Members, Garda Staff and Retired Members

12noon Academic Event with Guest Speakers – Professor Fearghal McGarry, Sergeant John Reynolds
and Rita Delaney, GSRMA. Speakers followed by a panel discussion.

12:00-16:00 Family Friendly Community Engagement Event (sensory hour 12:00-13:00)
Come discover our Specialist Units there will be lots of activities on the day.

Tacaithe ag Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin.

Supported by Monaghan County Council.

Temporary Closing of Roads – To Facilitate: Castleblayney Fair Day

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of its intention to close the following roads in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross/Castleblayney in County Monaghan:

Date:                  Sunday 25th September 2022 (09:00 to 18:00)

To Facilitate:      Castleblayney Fair Day

Roads Closed:    R181-3 Castleblayney Main Street from Market Square up to the Roundabout, R938 York Street from the traffic lights up to the Junction with the LT-75066 Thomas Street and the LT-75065 at Market Square

 

Diversion Routes:

Traffic wishing to proceed onto R181-3 (Castleblayney Main Street) from the R938 (York Street) will be diverted right onto the LT-75066 (Thomas Street), left onto the LT-75065 (Henry Street).

Traffic wishing to proceed onto R181-3 (Castleblayney Main Street) from the R183-15 (Monaghan Road) will be diverted onto the LT-75064 (McGrath Road), right or left onto the R181-3 (Muckno Street).

Traffic wishing to proceed onto R181-3 (Castleblayney Main Street) from the R181-4 (Shercock Road) will be diverted onto the LT-75064 (McGrath Road), right onto the R181-3 (Muckno Street).

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

Any interested person may lodge an objection in writing to the closing of the above-mentioned roads with the Roads Department, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 6th of September 2022.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

 

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure please contact The Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan at (042) 9661236 or email carrickmacross@monaghancoco.ie

 This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

Gareth Mc Mahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

1st September 2022

Important Notice to all Landowners and Occupiers of Land from Monaghan County Council

MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL

Important Notice to all Landowners and Occupiers of Land

The Roads Act 1993 (Section 70) places a statutory obligation on all landowners/occupiers of land or structures to ensure that roadside structures, trees, shrubs or other vegetation do not present a danger to those using and working on public roads.

Hedge cutting should only take place between the 1st September and 28th February. Landowners should ensure that all debris is removed from the road.

Failure to comply with their obligations could result in Landowners / Occupiers of Land along a public road being prosecuted.

 

Gareth Mc Mahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads & Transportation

1st September 2022