This will be used for project news as the project progresses. Phase 1 (Concept and Feasibility) of the project was completed in February 2021. Phase 2 (Options Selection) which is scheduled to take 24 months is ongoing.
News Bulletin #3 – Constraints Study Public Consultation Ended
The non-statutory Public Consultation on ‘Constraints’ ended on 01 June 2021. The project team will now be reviewing submissions and will formally respond to individuals submissions. The material that was on display at the virtual public consultation is available here. The purpose of the consultation was to inform the public of the study area for the project, the key constraints identified to date and the programme for advancement of the project. Public consultation forms an important part of advancing the development of an appropriate solution for the project.
Following the valued feedback the project team will review the information, which will feed the process of identifying appropriate solutions to the issues that have been identified. Appropriate solutions may include alternatives such as bus, rail and active travel modes, and different road based options. The alternatives and Options developed will all be displayed at our next public consultation, programmed for the end of 2021.
News Bulletin #2 – Constraints Study Public Consultation
A non-statutory public consultation is now available on this project website for virtual participation until 1st June 2021 and is available here. The purpose of this consultation is to inform the public of the study area for the project, the key constraints identified to date and the programme for advancement of the project. Public consultation forms an important part of advancing the development of an appropriate solution for the project.
As part of this process, the project team are seeking feedback from the public on the study area and key constraints for the project.
Due to COVID-19, Kilkenny County Council is unable to hold a public consultation event in-person within the study area for the project. An online public consultation platform has therefore been developed on this project website and has been live since 1pm on Tuesday 4th May 2021. It contains all the information that would normally be displayed at a formal in-person public consultation. This online public consultation platform provides a virtual public consultation room and interactive maps with the key constraints identified to date and an online feedback form for submission of comments or queries.
It is understood that online information cannot be accessed by everyone, and notwithstanding the restrictions COVID-19 present, the project team is keen to engage with people throughout the consultation period. Hardcopies of brochures and feedback forms can be requested, and telephone meetings can also be booked by calling Kilkenny County Council on 056-779 4000.
Submissions can be made using the online feedback form available on the project website www.n24waterford2cahir.ie/, or by email to N24Waterford2Cahir@kilkennycoco.ie, or by post addressed to N24 Waterford to Cahir Project, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, R95 A39T up until Tuesday 1st of June 2021.
Kilkenny County Council in partnership with Tipperary County Council values the opinion of the community on this project and welcomes feedback from the public and interested parties.