Public Consultation

 

Public Consultation

The project team will engage with the public over the coming weeks on the Study Area, the Route Corridor Options,
Public Transport and Active Travel provisions identified for further assessment.

In response to the COVID-19 restrictions around holding public events and to improve the accessibility
of the information, an online public consultation experience has been developed and will be available to view on the project website from 14th May to the 25th of June 2021.

This online public consultation experience allows stakeholders and members of the public to view
project information and to express their opinions in a safe and accessible environment.

 

N22 Farranfore to Killarney Project Virtual Room

How to make a submission

Submissions can be made using the feedback form in the online public consultation experience available from Friday May 14th 2021 until 25th June 2021.

Alternatively submissions can also be made by freepost or email:

Post: N22 Farranfore to Killarney Project, Kerry National Roads Office, Kerry County Council,
The Island Centre, Castleisland, Freepost FKY 7494, Co. Kerry, V92 T0CP

Email: info@n22kerrycountycouncil.com

During the consultation people can also book an appointment within the virtual room and request a call
back to speak with a member of the project team by phone or video call. This service will be available mid-week during the first 4 weeks of the public consultation period, 14th May to the 11th of June 2021.

Kerry County Council understands that not everyone has access to online information. For those who wish to speak to a member for the project team directly, request a copy of the feedback form or brochure, they can do so
by calling 066 7183583.

A paper copy of the feedback form can also be requested by email or downloaded from the online public consultation experience.

Please make submissions in relation to the Route Corridor Options by Friday June 25th, 2021.

 

How did we get here?

The scheme development is currently at Options Selection stage. Initial work undertaken was to develop the Study Area, where the proposed upgrades to the existing N22 corridor will take place and identify all the constraints. These were determined under three principal categories,
namely:

  • Natural Constraints (landscape and environment)
  • Artificial Constraints (the built environment); and
  • External Parameters (design standards, policy).

Several feasible road-based Route Corridor Options were then developed to avoid or minimise impacts on these constraints. Consideration was given to potential improvements along the existing N22 as well as other modes of transport (rail and bus). These initial options were assessed under three criteria: Engineering, Environment and Economy with the best performing options to be shortlisted for further consideration.

The best performing road based options are being presented in the online public consultation experience as the Route Corridor Options.

During this public consultation we are inviting feedback on the options being proposed for further examination, including road and public transport modes. It should be noted the road options are being appraised based on corridors that are generally 400m wide within which route alignments have the potential to be developed. A corridor does not represent the actual width of the road scheme or the lands to be acquired – the corridor indicates the lands within which a road scheme could be developed. Such design development will be undertaken for the preferred option then the overall extent of the proposed works will be defined.

Next Steps

Feedback and submissions received through this public consultation will be considered by the Project
Team as part of the Route Corridor Options assessment. This will involve a detailed assessment of the
Route Corridor options under the following criteria:

• Economy;
• Safety;
• Environment;
• Accessibility & Social Inclusion;
• Integration; and
• Physical Activity.

The outcome of the assessment will lead to the identification of the best performing option.
If a road-based option is the best performing option it will be taken forward as the Emerging Preferred
Route Corridor Option and then be displayed at a future public consultation. Upon confirmation of the
Preferred Route Corridor, this will be further developed, and an alignment design of the proposed main
line road will be created within this corridor and taken forward through the planning and statutory
processes.

A public display of the Emerging Preferred Route Option would be expected to take place in Q2 2022. Updates and details of future public consultations will be published on this website and local media.