Statutory Planning Application website for the Lucan to City Centre core Bus Corridor Scheme

Statutory Planning Application website for the Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

Applications to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for Approval

The National Transport Authority (NTA) have given notice of their applications under Section 51(2) of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) to An Bord Pleanála for approval in relation to a proposed road development consisting of the construction of the schemes below and formal statutory public consultation processes have been triggered in respect of these schemes;

  • Lucan to City Centre;
  • Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre;
  • Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme;
  • Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme;
  • Belfield/Blackrock to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme;
  • and the Clongriffin to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme.

As part of the application processes, comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Reports have been published and are available for inspection (including online) or purchase, in addition to Compulsory Purchase Orders and Natura Impact Statements. Furthermore, statutory notices were published in national and local newspapers. The public has the formal opportunity to have their views heard and considered by An Bord Pleanála for the Lucan to City Centre, Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre and Blanchardstown to City Centre schemes as part of the statutory consultation process to inform An Bord Pleanála’s assessment of these Core Bus Corridor schemes. The formal statutory public consultation period for the other schemes is now finished. It is our intention to continue the submission of the Core Bus Corridor schemes on a phased basis to An Bord Pleanála,

Clongriffin to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

The formal consultation phase has finished, more information on the Clongriffin to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Belfield / Blackrock to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

The formal consultation phase has finished, more information on the Belfield / Blackrock to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

The formal consultation phase has finished, more information on the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

The formal consultation phase has finished, more information on the Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

Feedback on the scheme, can be made as part of the submission process to An Bord Pleanála during the formal public consultation phase, which commenced in September 2022 and was advertised publicly. More information on the Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

Feedback on the scheme, can be made as part of the submission process to An Bord Pleanála during the formal public consultation phase, which commenced in October 2022 and was advertised publicly. More information on the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Appropriate Assessment Screening & Determination Reports

The Appropriate Assessment Screening Reports are available for inspection at the offices of the National Transport Authority at Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, (D02 WT20) between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (inclusive). Please email cbc@busconnects.ie to arrange an appointment for such inspection.

Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Reports

The particular characteristics of the Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme and the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme means that those two schemes don’t automatically trigger the requirement for an Environmental Impact Assessment under the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) or under the Roads Regulations 1994 (as amended).  However, in line with the relevant legislative provisions, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report has been prepared in respect of each of these two schemes.

The determinations arising from those EIA Screening Reports, have concluded that each of these two schemes are likely to have significant environmental impacts and that, accordingly, an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is required to be prepared for each of the Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme and the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme and each are to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for approval under section 51 of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended).

The EIA Screening Determination and the EIA Screening Report for the Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme are available to download at the following link https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/core-bus-corridors/core-bus-corridor-information/kimmage-to-city-centre/ and copies are available for inspection by members of the public.

In addition, the EIA Screening Determination and the EIA Screening Report for the Lucan to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme are available to download at the following link https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/core-bus-corridors/core-bus-corridor-information/lucan-to-city-centre/ and copies are available for inspection by members of the public.

For the avoidance of doubt, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports are automatically required to be prepared in respect of the remaining Core Bus Corridor schemes, which will also be submitted to An Bord Pleanála.