At the invitation of deputy Fergus O’Dowd representatives of Julianstown and District Community Association gave evidence to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport with input also from the Department of Transport and Meath County Council.
Local TDs Declan Breathanch and Imelda Munster supported the residents in encouraging the Department to support the local authority in prioritising a solution.
Cllrs Paddy Meade and Annie Hoey also attended to support the presentation. Presentation can be downloaded here. Video below (start at 20 mins)
Protect East Meath and Coreet Ltd confirm that by agreement the Judicial Review lodged by Protect East Meath has been withdrawn.
Protect East Meath, together with the Julianstown and District Community Association, will now be in a position to analyse the environment in Julianstown and will be able to retain the required consultants to develop solutions aimed at alleviating air and noise pollution from high traffic volumes in the village.
Meath Co Co has opened a “non-statutory” consultation into proposed routes for a cycle path stretching from Mornington to Drogheda. The current consultation seems to be aimed only at route selection.
The project will be subject to a further statutory consultation when final plans are submitted, most likely to be to An Bord Pleanála given the proximity of the route to the protected habitats along the Boyne and Meath coast.
You can view the consultation documents and make a submission here
Protect East Meath lodged an objection to proposals to develop 450 housing units with an entrance from the Marsh Road opposite the FloGas site. This development has to potential to accommodate more than 1,200 people and will add 1000’s of car journeys to the already overburdened road network.
Of major concern are traffic, air pollution and noise impacts as well as concerns about effects on wintering birds and bats.
You can read our submission below. A decision on the proposed development will be made before 28 November 2019
Protect East Meath can now confirm that the Old Mill site in Julianstown has been entered on the Derelict Sites Register by Meath County Council after threats of legal action forced the local authority to take steps to require the owners to carry out works to clean up the site which has been derelict for more than 10 years.
Meath County Council is now required to keep the register updated with the actions taken by it to bring the dereliction to an end.