Julianstown objects to Laytown Aldi – Will draw trucks and cars through village

Juliantown and District Community Association today lodged an observation on an appeal to An Bord Pleanála against a decision by Meath County Council to grant planning permission for an Aldi store at Strand Road Laytown.

The observation points out that the new store will cause 4 additional articulated lorry trips on Main Street Julianstown and will draw shoppers from Stamullen and surrounds through the village.

The main points of the observation are:

  1. The development will lead to an unacceptable increase in the number of articulated HGVs travelling on Julianstown Main Street every morning.
  2. The traffic impact assessment is inadequate because it does not:
    – Consider the impact of the proposed development on the entire transport network
    – Identify the catchment area served by the proposed development
    – include 5 year and 15 year forecasts as required by guidelines
    – take into account the cumulative impact of committed developments and vacant houses.
  3. The impact of the proposed development on passenger car traffic in Julianstown has not been assessed due to the inadequacies in the traffic impact assessment. There is a likelihood that some visitors to the proposed development will drive by car via Julianstown and return on the same route. Since the traffic volumes using the Main Street in Julianstown are significantly greater than the capacity of the street, this increase is unacceptable and permission should be refused.

Here’s a full copy to review and download:

JDCA obs on Aldi – FINAL 6.2.2017

JDCA obs on Aldi - FINAL 6.2.2017

 

Julianstown traffic needs specific measures in County Development

The population of East Meath has more than doubled since the turn of the century but no road infrastructure has been built and a population larger than Navan is supported by a road network that hasn’t changed since the 19th century.

One of the results of this is that Julianstown one of the most picturesque villages of the region is saturated with motor-way levels of traffic including large HGV numbers.

Here is a video of a typical morning in Julianstown when children should be walking or cycling to school.

Information meeting on the Meath County Development Plan 2019 – 2025

Just a reminder that the Meath County Council information evening on the 2019 – 2025 County Development Plan for the Laytown / Bettystown municipal area will take place next Wednesday 1st February, in the Duleek municipal office of the County Council.
The time allotted is between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.
It is important that the residents of East Meath show an interest in this process by their presence at this event.
Although the times for this event are not ideal for working people especially commuters, please try to be there, even for a short time, to demonstrate your commitment to the County Development process.
The quality of the environment for you, your children and your grandchildren into the future will be determined to some extent by the content of the County Development Plan.
More information is available at http://countydevelopmentplanreview.meath.ie/