Daily Archives: September 21, 2020

Cllr McCarthy: Consultation Still Open on Half Moon Lane Entrance to Tramore Valley Park, 21 September 2020

Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy wishes to remind the public that consultation is still open on City Council proposals for additional safe pedestrian and cyclist access point to Tramore Valley Park from the South Douglas Road via Half Moon Lane.

The proposed works include new footpaths on Half Moon Lane and South Douglas Road, new signalised junction with controlled pedestrian crossings, the relocation of an existing controlled pedestrian crossing ( southbound), new uncontrolled pedestrian crossings on Half Moon Lane, Cycle stop points on South Douglas Road and Half Moon Lane, new public lighting scheme, new traffic calming measures, improved road markings, new pedestrian and cycle  signage, and carriageway resurfacing.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report, are available for inspection until 25 September 2020 at the offices of the Roads and Environment Operations Directorate, City Hall, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. It is by appointment only. Please contact 021-4924041 to make an appointment or by email recreation@corkcity.ie. The plans are also available online at https://consult.corkcity.ie.

 Submissions and observations may be made in writing to the Administrative Officer, Parks & Cemeteries Department, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork. Electronic submissions can be made through https://consult.corkcity.ie.  

Cllr McCarthy noted, “Over the ten years, the old landfill site of what is now Tramore Valley Park has undergone a €40m decontamination and remediation process – part of which saw the site capped and landscaped, internal roads and walkways constructed, new sports pitches put down, a BMX track developed, and a large multi-use event space created”.

“The park is just in its first phase of development and this public consultation on a Half Moon Lane opening is about ensuring that family, community and park life all remains at the heart of the southern suburbs. Phases two and three of the park, such as a bridge crossing from Grange, are the next elements to chase now for the future and to engage the public on their perspectives”, concluded Cllr McCarthy.