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New consultation on N2 Slane bypass a victory for the public

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  • Vincent Salafia
    NEW CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS - FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2010 ========= New consultation on N2 Slane bypass a victory for the public SAVE NEWGRANGE – PRESS
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 16, 2010
      NEW CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS - FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2010

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      New consultation on N2 Slane bypass a victory for the public

      SAVE NEWGRANGE – PRESS RELEASE – 16 September 2010

      http://www.savenewgrange.org/2010/09/16/new-consultation-on-n2-slane-bypass-a-victory-for-the-public/

      Save Newgrange welcomes the new public consultation for the N2 Slane bypass, which is proposed to run 500m from the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site, and impact over 44 associated archaeological sites as well as a candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

      An Bord Pleanala (ABP) has ordered Meath County Council (MCC) to publish additional information, and re-open the public consultation for fresh submissions, due to the submission of an incomplete Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by MCC last December.

      MCC will publish a new public notice in national newspapers tomorrow, Friday, 17th September, giving the public until Friday 15th October to make submissions to ABP. The original consultation had closed on 25 February 2010.

      The additional information relates to:

      * Archaeological and geophysical reports on investigations carried out
      * Whether any alternative route, west of the village, had been considered
      * Relationship to N2 Ashbourne and Ardee project (suspended)
      * Alternative designs for the proposed Boyne bridge, which is visible from the World Heritage Site

      The additional information being published by MCC comes in response to a letter from ABP to MCC in June, asking for this information, “in order to clarify certain points in the EIS and assist the Board’s assessment of the likely effects on the environment of the proposed road development.” The information was requested after complaints were made to An Bord Pleanala by Save Newgrange and others that the EIS and public consultation were flawed.

      READ MORE AT http://www.savenewgrange.org
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