Monaghan County Council Notices 11th November 2021

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of its intention to close the following road in the Municipal District of Monaghan in County Monaghan:

Date of Closure:               29/11/2021 – 03/12/2021

Times:                                  08:00hrs – 18:00hrs

Roads Closed:                    LP-1011 in the townland of Drumsheaver between the junctions with the LT10112 and the LT10113.

Diversion Route:              Westbound traffic via the LS-5070 at the Townland of Clontybunnia.

Eastbound traffic via the LS-5060 at the Townland of Derrynagad.

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 to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 16th November 2021.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection to Road Closure”.

 

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

Signed:
Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation
11th November 2021

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Road Works Speed Limit Order

 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Road Traffic Act 2004 Section 10 (1) of the Council’s intention to put in place Special Speed Limit for Road Works on the road listed below in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones. The speed limit is being put in place in the interest of road safety as the road surface is an unfinished road surface.      

                        

50km/h speed limit signs will be in place at the following locations in the Municipal District of Ballybay – ClonesTownland Name Start DateEnd Date
LS6511 Urcher to Drumalt road  For a distance of 2514m from its junction with the LP2500/2501 to its junction with the LS6501Urcher, Corvoam, Drumgreeny, Tirardan,Drumalt 

18/11/2021

 

30/06/2022

 

Signed
G McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
11th November 2021

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Creation of a new pedestrian/cycling route between Coill Darach & Knocktornagh Housing Developments, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Monaghan County Council are working under the 2021 Active Travel Investment Programme funded by the National Transport Authority to deliver various projects which will encourage journeys by walking or cycling within towns and villages in County Monaghan. We propose to enhance the permeability of this part of Castleblayney town by opening a direct pedestrian/cycling route from the rear of these residential estates and create a shortcut to the amenities in the Bree area. Local residents and the general public are invited to view these maps and plans from 12th – 26th November 2021 during business hours in the following locations:

 

Monaghan County Council, MTEK II,

Armagh Road, Monaghan, H18Y H59

 

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District,

Riverside Road, Carrickmacross,

Co. Monaghan, A81 RY22

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Europe Direct Clones

 

Enter the Europe Direct Clones Soapbox Competition 2021 for your chance to win an iPad Mini and represent our region at the National Finals.

This year’s topic is ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ – establishing the truth is impossible in today’s world of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda.

This year the competition is going virtual so participants can record their speech and send it to us by the 18th of November.  The winners will go forward to represent our region in the National Competition in December.

We are asking participants to video their 3 minute speech and send it to us to be judged by our panel of judges.  Regional winners will be sent forward for the National Final in December, (this will also be a virtual event).  There are 2 categories 16 & under and 17 & over with wonderful prizes to be won.

For an application form or to enter the competition contact eudirect@monaghancoco.ie

The closing date to receive entries is the 18th of November at 5pm.

 

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2022.

Overview

The BHIS seeks to encourage the investment of private capital in a number of small scale, labour intensive projects to repair and conserve historic structures and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).  It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Eligibility

The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances are deemed by the Department to apply.

 

Funding available

The minimum funding award under this scheme will be €2,500, up to a maximum of €15,000.

Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award. The overall allocation for County Monaghan in 2022 is €96,000.

How to apply

The BHIS 2022 Circular, application form and associated information are available to download at www.monaghan.ie . Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.

Completed applications using Form A and accompanied by a comprehensive method statement must be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, No.1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 or emailed to planning@monaghancoco.ie  on or before the 31st January 2022.

Signed: Adrian Hughes
Acting Director of Service
Monaghan County Council
Date: 11th November 2021

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Historic structures fund 2022

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2022.

Overview

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

Project promoters are encouraged to incorporate a traditional skills training element in the project. Applications in respect of refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, and where a clear residential benefit is demonstrated, will be welcomed (subject to obtaining any necessary planning approvals).

The funding streams for 2022 are as follows:-

  1. Stream 1 will offer grants from €15,000 up to €50,000 and is aimed at essential repairs and smaller capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of heritage structures. The maximum grant award will be 80% of eligible costs.
  2. Stream 1, Historic Shopfronts sub-stream is aimed at incentivising the refurbishment and conservation of historic shopfronts and Irish-language shopfronts and will fund small capital works to their facades, windows, signage and other associated details. The maximum grant award will be 80% of eligible costs.
  3. Stream 2 will offer a small number of grants from €50,000 up to €200,000 for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects involving heritage structures, where a clear community or public benefit has been demonstrated, or a clear residential benefit has been demonstrated (subject to obtaining any necessary planning approvals). Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award by 50% of eligible costs. In exceptional circumstances a higher percentage may be sought, subject to a maximum of 80% of eligible costs. Grant may be phased over two years.
  4. Vernacular Structures Stream – will offer funding of between €5,000 and €10,000 to support conservation repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of vernacular structures that are not listed in local authority Records of Protected Structures or otherwise legally protected to safeguard the structure and keep it in use. Such structures may be located within an Architectural Conservation Area or comprise ‘informal’ traditional buildings, which are a significant part of our intangible cultural heritage. The maximum grant award will be 80% of eligible costs.

Projects in Partnership – Works to care for historic structures and buildings in public ownership and to improve recreational infrastructure and public access to these heritage assets. The Minister may designate part of the Fund for projects in partnership with State-funded organisations such as the Office of Public Works, the Irish Heritage Trust, Waterways Ireland, The Irish Landmark Trust and others, to care for historic structures and buildings in public ownership and improve recreational infrastructure and public access to these heritage assets. Funds will be determined on a case by case basis.

Streams 1 and 2, Historic Shopfronts sub stream and Partnership Projects

In respect of projects categorised under Streams 1 and 2, the Historic Shopfronts sub stream and any Partnership Projects designated by the Minister the categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances apply.

Eligible projects will be as follows:

  1. a) projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of historic structures
  2. b) projects proposed by a Local Authority for works to historic structures in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated
  3. c) projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area.

Vernacular Structures Stream

Vernacular structures are the buildings and other built features of what can be termed the ‘informal’ or vernacular landscape. Vernacular builders worked within traditional systems using techniques passed down within the family and local community. Thus, the vernacular is a significant part of our intangible cultural heritage. In respect of the Vernacular Structures Stream applications can be accepted from the following :

  1. a) Owners of vernacular structures that are not listed in the Record of Protected Structures
  2. b) Owners of vernacular structures within an Architectural Conservation Area, but not otherwise subject to statutory protection.

Eligible projects will be as follows:

  1. a) Projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of vernacular structures
  2. b) Projects proposed by local authorities for works to vernacular structures in public ownership where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated

Note: Only one application will be considered per vernacular structure or applicant. Applicants cannot also avail of funding under the main Historic Structures Fund 2022 or under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022.

How to apply

The HSF 2022 Circular outlines full details of the terms and conditions of the various funding streams. The Circular and application form are available to download at www.monaghan.ie

Hard copies are also available at the Planning Offices Reception.

Completed applications using Form A and accompanied by a comprehensive method statement must be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, No.1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 or emailed to planning@monaghancoco.ie  on or before the 31st January 2022.

Signed: Adrian Hughes
Acting Director of Service
Monaghan County Council
Date: 11th November 2021