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Bord Pleanála announce a date for the Oral Hearing – Tuesday 15th February in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda

19th January 2011

Today, An Bord Pleanála announced the date they intend to hold the Oral Hearing into the proposed Slane Bypass. We understand that all those who made submissions were notified of this development by registered letter.

A preliminary meeting of all those who wish to make a submission during the Oral Hearing is to be held on Wednesday 2nd February at 10.30am. This is to facilitate setting the agenda and scheduling of the individual speakers. No substantive issues in relation to the proposed development are to be discussed at this stage but anyone who wishes to participate must register theri intention at this meeting. It is envisaged that the main oral hearing, will continue into early March.

The week of 15th-18th February is allocated to discussion of strategic issues including the need for the proposed road development and its expected contribution to the improvement of traffic and environmental conditions in Slane, and examination in general of its likely effects on the environment and implication for proper planning and sustainable development in the area

The week from 21st to 25th February is to provide for discussion of the archaeological and cultural heritage implications of the proposed road development, including likely effects of that development on the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site, and of the likely effects on the landscape of the proposed road, bridge adn associated works.

Hearing objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order will not take place prior to 28th February 2011.

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