Section 177 (AE) - Notice of Application to An Bord Pleanala for Approval for the Development of the Hanover Activity & Bike Park, Carlow Town

Closeddate_range13 Apr, 2022, 10:57pm - 3 Jun, 2022, 10:57pm

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO AN BORD PLEANÁLA FOR APPROVAL
Proposed redevelopment of Hanover Park to an Activity & Bike Park in Carlow Town


Pursuant to Section 177AE 4(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the requirements
of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Carlow County
Council proposes to make an application for approval to An Bord Pleanála for a proposed development
comprising of the redevelopment of Hanover Park to an Activity & Bike Park in Carlow Town. The proposed
development will include:

  •  Provision of 3.5m accessible footpaths;
  •  Provision of an accessible car park for up to four vehicles;
  •  Provision of an accessible and inclusive playground;
  •  Provision of a mountain bike pump track,
  •  Provision of a mini‐basketball court,
  •  Provision of new public lighting.


All of the proposed amenities and activities are aimed at improving public access, active sport, training, play and
recreation for people of all ages and abilities.


A Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has been prepared in respect of the proposed development. The Board may
give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for
development. A copy of the Natura Impact Statement, including the plans and particulars for the proposed
development, will be available for inspection free of charge, or can be purchased at a fee not exceeding the
reasonable cost of making a copy, during normal office hours 9.15am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding
public holidays) except where stated otherwise below, during the period from Wednesday 20th April 2022 to
Friday 3rd June 2022, both dates inclusive at the following locations:

Carlow County Council Offices, Reception Foyer, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow.
An Bord Pleanála Offices, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (during normal office hours 9.15am to
5.30pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays)

The Natura Impact Statement, including the plans and particulars for the proposed development, will also be
available to view and download at www.carlow.ie.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development may be made to An Bord Pleanála in
relation to:

  • i. the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned;
  • ii. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development; and,
  • iii. the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European Site.

Submissions or observations should only be made in writing to

An Bord Pleanála,

64 Marlborough Street,

Dublin 1

not later than 5.30 p.m. on Friday 3rd June 2022.

Signed: Padraig O’Gorman, Director of Services,
Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.