Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 81(1) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) for development at The Market House / Court House and surrounding Market Square environs in the townlands of Onomy and Drumillard Little in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
The proposed development will consist of:
- The change of use, refurbishment and restoration of the former Castleblayney Market House / Court House (a protected structure) into a public facility providing cultural, retail, hospitality, office uses and associated ancillary spaces. Works will include new floors, internal walls, stairs and lift within the existing building, a new roof top events space and open air viewing deck, the provision of solar PV panels at roof level along the southern elevation and the restoration of the bell tower.
- Alterations and improvements to the public realm of Upper and Lower Market Square environs to include the realignment of vehicular carriageways, alterations to traffic and parking layouts, pedestrian crossing facilities, expansion of the plaza surrounding the Big Tom statue, upgrading and widening of footpaths, landscaping works, public lighting works and new street furniture.
- All associated site works.
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 and Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 RY22 until 5pm on 15th September 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 29th September 2022.
Signed: Cathal Flynn,
Director of Services,
Monaghan County Council.
Date: 18th August 2022.