Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (233)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

236 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the current progress by Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council on the Malahide Road/Clare Hall town centre realignment or bypass; if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need to plan and construct the realignment to permit the remediation and completion of the Belmayne and Newtown section of the north fringe as per the DCC and Fingals LAPs for the district; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35841/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The issue of road realignment or bypass is a matter for the planning authorities concerned pursuant to their functions as planning authorities under planning legislation, taking account of roads and transport policies and legislation for which the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is responsible, and the policies of the relevant agencies under the aegis of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

In discharge of my role as a statutory consultee on draft local area plans under the Planning Acts, my Department will make observations to the relevant planning authorities as appropriate.