Notice under Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended – Part 8

In accordance with the above Regulation, Cavan County Council proposes to provide enhanced facilities for pedestrians and vehicular traffic by constructing a bridge widening to the northeast side of the existing bridge at Dunancory Bridge, County Cavan.

The proposed development, which is the subject of this Part 8, will include the following:

  • Provision of a 6.5 metre bridge widening of approximately 35 metres in length and road embankment widening of approximately 60 metres in length;
  • Rehabilitation works to the existing southwest face of the bridge and approaches;
  • Removal of the existing steel rail parapet at the southwest face and construction of new stone wall to match the existing stonewall at the southwest face,
  • Construction of new retaining wall on the northeast face that will be clad with stone to match the existing stonewall at the southwest face,
  • Installation of rock armour adjacent to the piers and abutments of the newly constructed northeast face of the bridge,
  • Installation of decorative lighting at both the northeast and southwest face of the bridge.

Drawings and particulars

An Appropriate Assessment Screening Report, Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report, Bat Survey, of the proposed development has been completed and are available for inspection with this application at the links below:


Drawings and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during normal office hours 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), at:

  • Cavan County Council, Planning Section, The Johnston Library, Farnham Street, Cavan
  • Cavan County Council, Ballyjamesduff Municipal District Area, Main Street

during the period from Thursday 12th March 2020 to Wednesday 10th June 2020, both dates inclusive.


Submissions and observations

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated, may be made in writing or email to dunancory@cavancoco.ie, or to Cavan County Council, addressed to the undersigned, on or before 4pm on Wedneday, 24 June 2020.


In accordance with the requirements of the European Union (Planning and Development) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 296 of 2018), the Planning Authority has concluded that the proposed development does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment and will not be likely to have a significant effect on the environment. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanala for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.


Mr Paddy Connaughton,

Director of Services,

Roads and Infrastructure,

Cavan County Council

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