In the last few days, the National Transport Authority flyered homes along Well Road outlining the proposed Bus Connects corridor route.
A handful of people have been in contact with me noting that they heard of the information being delivered but did not get the information. If you have not received the material, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me by phone at phone at 087 655 3389.
The main website is www.busconnects.ie/cork/ and the Well Road plans are contained under proposed Bus Corridor K, Kinsale Road to Douglas under pages 50-52.
The current draft plan contains very dramatic interventions to widen Well Road such as compulsory purchase orders – please note the draft proposal of taking up and over 2m from a large number of front gardens on Well Road.
The proposals are being led by the National Transport Authority, whose planning authority will be An Bord Pleanála.
In otherwords, the plans will not be formally voted in the City Council chamber. It is my personal view that such a removal of local decision making processes is to be deplored.
A number of residents have been already in contact with me so far and are very upset by the proposed changes. If residents have questions or comments, I can still field them in the City Council Chamber or at the Roads Strategic Policy Committee meetings. My contact details are above.
Public information events, hosted by the National Transport Authority on the proposed bus corridors, are on Wednesday 27 July 2pm -7pm and on Thursday 28 July 9am – 2pm at Nemo Rangers GAA Club. It is crucial affected residents attend the public information events and put forward comments and/or concerns, and send in submissions to the consultation process.