Statutory Planning Application website for the Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

Statutory Planning Application website for the Blanchardstown 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 Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme, Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme, the Belfield/Blackrock to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme and the Clongriffin to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme. Formal statutory public consultation processes have been triggered in respect of these schemes.

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 now has the formal opportunity to have their views heard and considered by An Bord Pleanála as part of the statutory consultation process to inform An Bord Pleanála’s assessment of these Core Bus Corridor schemes.

It is our intention to submit the schemes on a phased basis with the next schemes likely to be submitted in the order shown below;
Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre CBC Scheme;
Ringsend to City Centre CBC Scheme.

Clongriffin to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme

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

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

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 June 2022 and was advertised publicly. 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

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 July 2022 and was advertised publicly. More information on the Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the scheme page.

Appropriate Assessment Screening & Determination Reports

The Appropriate Assessment Screening Report for the Blanchardstown to City Centre Scheme and the Liffey Valley to City Centre Scheme is 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.