The NTA submitted the statutory application documentation for the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme to An Bord Pleanála in October 2022.

The appropriate assessment screening and determination reports are available to download below along with a status update on the scheme.

A copy of the application documentation may be viewed and downloaded free of charge at: www.lucanscheme.ie.

Submissions/observations may be made in writing to the Board at An Bord Pleanála (Strategic Infrastructure Division), 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 between Wednesday 2nd November 2022 and Wednesday 11th January 2023.

Any submissions/observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 and must be received by the Board not later than 5.30 p.m. on 11th January 2023.  This fee will not apply to certain prescribed bodies including those specified in Section 51(3)(b) of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) or to landowners and others with a legal interest in land who are objecting to compulsory acquisition of land in which they have such an interest in a compulsory acquisition case.

Submissions/observations can also be made on the An Bord Pleanála website at the following address: https://online.pleanala.ie/en-ie/sid/observation .

For information, the key changes to the scheme since the third round of non-statutory public consultation in November 2020 are summarised below;

  • R136 Ballyowen Road; right turn lane retained on bridge over N4; two-way segregated cycle track on the east side between Hermitage Road and the R835 Lucan Road, including a new shared pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the N4;
  • Palmerstown village; additional parking provided to replace some of those removed to accommodate two way cycle track;
  • Chapelizod Hill Road; steps and ramps to the new inbound bus stop on the Chapelizod bypass have been moved to the south side of the road, which results in a reduction in height and length of the ramps, as well as reducing the overall area of the new facility;
  • South Circular Road junction; reduction in number of general traffic lanes / shorter pedestrian crossing lengths;
  • Heuston Station south façade; removal of central median to provide shorter pedestrian crossings; reduced impact of on the lawned area in front of Dr. Steevens’ Hospital from new outbound bus layby.

More information on the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the statutory planning application website at the following link www.lucanscheme.ie.