Month: June 2019

Update – Route Option Selection Process

Update – Route Option Selection Process

** Update on the status of the Slane By-Pass project **

“At the May 2019 meeting of the Laytown- Bettystown Municipal District, an update was provided on the option selection process for the Slane Bypass. This response referred to ‘issues which have been raised during the public consultations and pre-application meetings with An Bord Pleanala’.

To clarify this statement, you may recall that in the ‘Reasons and Considerations’ that accompanied An Bord Pleanala’s refusal of the Bypass in 2012 they commented that ‘ Although the proposed bypass of Slane would assist in alleviating the high traffic levels in the village in a north–south direction, it would not alleviate east–west traffic movements’. The Council are giving specific consideration to this issue as part of the development of the overall solution for the village, and supplementary surveys are being undertaken to inform the formulation and assessment of possible options.

In addition, the Planning Department of Meath County Council have also engaged consultants to provide a public realm plan for Slane.

Both of these pieces of work could have a bearing on the overall option selection process. Therefore, it is considered important that they are completed before there is any announcement on a preferred option. It is still anticipated that this announcement will be made later this year”.