06. Movement & Transport

Closeddate_range29 Mar, 2022, 12:00am - 26 Apr, 2022, 4:00pm

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Proposed Amendment CH 6.1

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6.4.1.1

Integrated Land Use and Transportation Policies

111-112

Insert the following the below Policy after MTP 3:

MTP: To work with the NTA and Bus Eireann to make all existing public transport services throughout the county more accessible for wheelchair users and those with disabilities and require that proposals for new transport infrastructure are subject to an Accessibility Audit.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.2

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6.4.1.1

Integrated Land Use and Transportation Policies

111-112

Insert the following the below Policy after MTP 3:

MTP: To ensure new development areas and employment land-uses are permeable for walking and cycling and are laid out in such a way as to facilitate the operation of and access to public transport by residents and employees.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.3

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6.4.1.1

Integrated Land Use and Transportation Policies

111-112

Insert the following the below Policy after MTP 3:

MTP: To ensure that the layout and design of new developments provide for bus stops, passenger waiting facilities, and bus turning and service regulatory layover facilities, as required.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.4

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility

114

 Amend Table 6.2 and 6.3 to include CSO 2016 modal share figures for County Mayo, as per Appendix II of the CE Report.

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Proposed Amendment CH 6.5

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility Policies

115

Insert new policy after MTP 5 to read as follows:

MTP: Work with the NTA to undertake analysis in relation to modal shift between settlements and derive a realistic modal change target for increased usage of sustainable modes of transport for the county.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.6

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility Policies

115

Insert new policy after MTP 5 to read as follows:

MTP: To support and develop public transport routes throughout the County through collaboration with the National Transport Authority.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.7

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility Objectives

115

Insert new objective after MTO 4 to read as follows:

MTO: To retrospectively provide public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure and facilities in existing development areas to achieve growth in sustainable mobility

Proposed Amendment CH 6.8

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility Objectives

115

Insert new objective after MTO 4 to read as follows:

MTO: To provide suitable infrastructure on public transport corridors to improve safety and efficiency for public transport users.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.9

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6.4.1.2

Sustainable Mobility Objectives

115

Insert new objective after MTO 4 to read as follows:

MTO: To establish modal shift targets and a monitoring regime to increase the usage of sustainable modes of transport in the towns of Ballina, Castlebar and Westport, as informed by local transport plans. 

Proposed Amendment CH 6.10

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6.4.1.2

Pedestrian & Cyclist Objectives

117

Amend MTO 6 with the following additions:

MTO 6: To support the establishment of a network of interlinked cycle ways and walk ways in the county and the adjoining counties and specifically to support the development of a  link between the Great Northern Greenway and the Great Western Greenway, having regard to best practice standards including the Design Manual for Urban Roads and, Streets and the NTA Cycle Manual and the TII Standard DN-GEO-03084 ‘The Treatment of Transition Zones to Towns and Villages on National Roads or any amending/superseding national guidance or manuals. To specifically conduct a feasibility study for the development of a Greenway linking the Great Northern Greenway at Collooney to the Great Western Greenway via the high amenity areas of the Ox mountains, with a link point to the Ballina - Castlebar - Westport interurban Greenway at Foxford, Co. Mayo.

That the Western Rail Corridor (WRC) is protected and preserved for the delivery of Rail Infrastructure to develop the region and is excluded from any feasibility study for the WRC.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.11

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6.4.1.2

Pedestrian & Cyclist Objectives

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Amend Objective MTO 8 as follows:

MTO 8: To encourage, where appropriate, the incorporation of safe and efficient cycleways, accessible footpaths and pedestrian routes into the design schemes for town/neighborhood centres, residential, educational, employment, recreational developments and other uses, with the design informed by published design manuals, including the Design Manual for Urban Roads and, Streets and the NTA Cycle Manual and TII Standard DN-GEO-03084 ‘The Treatment of Transition Zones to Towns and Villages on National Roads, or any amending/superseding national guidance or manuals

Proposed Amendment CH 6.12

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6.4.1.3

Bus

119

Insert the following policy in after MTP 8:

MTP: To support improvements to public transport accessibility to and from Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK).

Proposed Amendment CH 6.13

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6.4.1.3

Bus

119

Insert the following policy in after MTP 8:

MTP: To support improvements to public transport accessibility to and from key tourism hubs and visitor attractions.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.14

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6.4.1.3

Bus

119

Insert the following policy in after MTP 8:

MTP: To support the implementation of the Connecting Ireland Plan where appropriate.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.15

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6.4.1.4

Rail

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Insert amendment to MTO 15:MTO 15

MTO 15 To liaise with and encourage Iarnród Éireann to:

(a) Continue investment in rail freight facilities at Ballina & Claremorris Westport (existing) and Claremorris & Castlebar (as potential freight hubs).

(b) Increase frequency of commuter services on the mainline rail network between Westport, Castlebar and Ballina.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.16

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6.4.2.1

National Road Policies

122

Amend MTP 16 as follows:

MTP 16 To avoid the creation of any additional direct access points from new development adjoining national roads or the generation of increased additional traffic from existing direct accesses to national roads to which speed limits greater than 680 km/h apply except for economic or social reasons.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.17

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6.4.2.1

National Road Objectives

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Replace MTO 19 with new wording as below:

MTO 19 To apply a less restrictive approach to non-residential development of strategic or national importance or extensions to such developments accessing onto the National Road Network in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.6 of the ‘Spatial Planning and National Roads -Guidelines for planning authorities’ (2012).

MTO 19 A less restrictive approach to non residential access to National Roads may apply to development considered to be of National or Strategic Importance. Exceptions are required to be identified for incorporation into the Development Plan and the Council will undertake a survey to identify such sites and agree cases in consultation with the TII where ‘exceptional circumstances’ will apply in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.6 of the DoECLG Guidelines. Such exceptions may also include extensions to existing permitted developments along National Roads. In such cases the existing access may require mitigation measures and upgrading where it is found to be substandard.

The Planning Authority will commence the engagement with the TII to agree the case for access off the National Road. One such site has been identified in Ballina:

  • IDA Site at Quignashee, Ballina (off the N59) and
  • Additional sites where required and agreed with the TII

Proposed Amendment CH 6.18

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6.4.2.1

National Road Objectives

122-123

Insert new objective after MTO 22 as below:

MTO: To protect the study area, route corridor options and thereafter the preferred route corridor selected for the national road schemes being progressed in the Development Plan in accordance with National Development Plan Objectives and to prohibit development that could prejudice their future delivery.

 

Proposed Amendment CH 6.19

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6.4.2.1

National Road Objectives

122-123

Insert new objective after MTO 22 as below:

MTO: To protect the capacity and efficiency of the national road network drainage regimes in the County for national road drainage purposes.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.20

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6.4.2.2

Non-National Road Policies

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Amend MTP 2 by deleting 60km/h and on second line and replace with 80km/h

MTP 20 It is an objective of Mayo County Council, in relation to lands adjoining Strategically Important Regional Roads to which to which speed limits greater than 680 km/h apply, to avoid the creation of any additional access points from new development or the generation of increased traffic from existing accesses to Strategically Important Regional Roads, unless it can be demonstrated that the development is required for economic or social reasons and cannot be accessed from a non-Strategically Important Regional Road.

Proposed Amendment CH 6.21

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6.5

Road Projects in Mayo

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Amend Table 6.5 as follows:

Road Projects in Co. Mayo

National Roads

Regional & Local Roads

Road Number

Project Title

Road Number

Section

N5/N26/N58

N5/N26/N58    Mount     Falcon to Swinford,    Castlebar     East to Bohola Project incorporating the following:

N5 upgrade between Castlebar East & Bohola

N26 upgrade between Mount Falcon & Swinford

N58 upgrade between Foxoford and Ballyvary

N26/N58 Bypass of Foxford town

R310 – R311

R310 Pontoon Road to the R311 Newport Road

N5

N5 Turlough to Westport

 

Killala Inner Relief Road (Phase 2) (See Map KA 3)

N17

N17 Knock to Collooney

R322

R322 Kilmaine to Foxhall

N59

N59 Upgrades

 

N59 Westport to Mulranny road project

N59/N26 Eastern bypass of  Ballina

N5/N59 Southern bypass of Westport

R312

Glenisland

N60

N60 upgrades:

 

N60 Bypass of Breaffy Village

N60 Manulla Cross

N60Lagnamuck N60 Heathlawn

N60 Claremorris Inner Relief Road (See Map CS 4)

R320

N17/R320          Junction          at Lisduff

N59/N26

N59/N26 Western bypass of Ballina (N26 Ballina bypass phase 1)

 

Killala Strategic Link

N83

N83 Upgrade:

 

N83 Bypass of Ballyhaunis

(See Map BS 4)

 

Kiltimagh Strategic Link

(See Map KH 3)

N84

N84 upgrade:

 

N84 Bypass of Ballinrobe

(See Map BE 4)

 

Cong Relief Road

 

Charlestown Strategic Link

 

 

Table 6.5 Road Projects in Mayo

Proposed Amendment CH 6.22

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6.6

National & Strategically Important Regional Roads in Mayo

126

Amend Table 6.6 National & Strategically Important Regional Roads in Mayo, add text Belclare junction before Westport

Western Rail Corridor Greenway
See attached letter in support of a greenway on the WRC
NTA Submission Mayo Development Plan Material Amendments
NTA Submission attached.
Department of Transport
Deapartment of Transport submission
Unfairness of response to our submission on Draft Mayo County Development Plan - 2021-2027
support for changes to MTO 6 section of proposed amendments to reflect the views of the many people who submitted the wish to have a greenway which would like up to the National Network of Greenways
Western Rail Corridor
See Attached