Notice of Proposed Development N52 Grange to Clontail Scheme


Notice of Proposed Development N52 Grange to Clontail Scheme


Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Part 8 Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).


Notice is hereby given in accordance with the requirements of the above regulations that Meath County Council proposes to undertake the following development.

The proposed development will consist of:

The realignment of the N52 National Secondary route in the townlands of Grange, Castletown, Stephenstown, Fringestown, Mitchelstown and Clontail comprising the construction of a Type 2 Single Carriageway road for a distance of 4.8 km from a location approximately 300m south west of Cassidy’s Cross (N52/R162 junction) to a tie in point approximately 300m northeast of Mitchelstown Cross; and associated accommodation & fencing works, landscaping works, surface water drainage/attenuation works and ancillary works.


The N52 realignment will consist of a 7.0m wide single carriageway, 0.5m hard strip each side with grass verges including the provision for a shared pedestrian and cycle path in the southern verge. A roundabout will be provided at the junction of the new N52 and the R162, with associated public lighting. The new N52 will include new junctions with local roads L3406 (via a new link road), L34013, L5600 and L74102. A new ghost island staggered junction will be provided at the Stokes Cross junction (L3406/L34013) and the Mitchelstown Cross junction (L5600/L74102). New priority T-junctions will be provided with the existing N52 at the realigned R162 and L34013. The following side roads will be realigned: R162, L3406, L34013, L5600 and L74102. The retained sections of the existing N52 road will be reclassified as a local road(s) and retained to service properties and local roads.  Attenuation ponds will be provided at drainage outfall locations.


The plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours at the offices of Meath County Council, from Wednesday the 30th of September 2020 to Thursday the 29th of October 2020. At the following locations:


  • The Planning Section, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291


  • Meath County Council, Laytown Bettystown Municipal District, Duleek Civic Office, Duleek, Co. Meath, A92 R9KW


  • Meath County Council, Kells Municipal District, Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath,          A82 W2R3

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection on Meath County Council’s web site


Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to the Local Authority : Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath or emailed to on or before Thursday the 12th of November 2020.


In accordance with Article 81(2)(ca) of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), Meath County Council has concluded from a screening determination under Article 120(1B)(b)(i) that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required.


Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.