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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭ dloob


    They have more info and maps etc at http://www.galwayharbourextension.com

    This page http://www.galwayharbourextension.com/?page_id=522 has some mock ups of views of the development from different areas.
    They are the pdfs with names like "plate 04 southpark and cladagh".
    It certainly dominates some of the views.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭ WallyGUFC


    I'm sure if you go to the public hearing over the next 3 weeks you'll have most of your questions answered. It's on in the Connaught Hotel I believe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ tmh106


    WallyGUFC wrote: »
    I'm sure if you go to the public hearing over the next 3 weeks you'll have most of your questions answered. It's on in the Connaught Hotel I believe.

    Hi,

    do you know time and date of public meeting? Thanks.

    tmh


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,156 Iwannahurl


    Meetings plural.

    AFAIK the hearing is on from 09:30 to around 17:00 Tuesday to Friday. I believe it's to run for three weeks or so.

    Venue: Connacht Hotel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭ Lazairus


    if your going to go.

    Can somebody ask the question about the size and design of the dock.



    Im abroad atm.

    thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭ jkforde


    since they abandoned the high rise apartments and such the visibility of the proposal (the photomontages are clear) is alright imho... stagnation is one sure fire way of dying so fair play to them for thinking ahead and best of luck to them


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Given that Foynes has apparently been financed for a large expansion, together with a new road and possible railway re-opening, I'd say that the odds of Galway Harbour Company being able to secure cash for this have diminished greatly. The Foynes people have previously been quite vocal in their opposition to any expansion plans in Galway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Robbo wrote: »
    Given that Foynes has apparently been financed for a large expansion, together with a new road and possible railway re-opening, I'd say that the odds of Galway Harbour Company being able to secure cash for this have diminished greatly. The Foynes people have previously been quite vocal in their opposition to any expansion plans in Galway.

    Yup Pascal gave Foynes €50,000,000

    http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/foynes-port-set-for-50m-revamp-to-handle-ships-30997685.html

    @Robbo Is the new road for the N69? To improve the linkage with the M7/M18?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Yup Pascal gave Foynes €50,000,000

    http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/foynes-port-set-for-50m-revamp-to-handle-ships-30997685.html

    @Robbo Is the new road for the N69? To improve the linkage with the M7/M18?
    Basically, but the form and route are still for debate. There's a Ten-T obligation there.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,381 ✭✭✭ Doom


    Totally new road to from Limerick to Foynes, it will taper off from the road heading out towards Adare Village.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Doom wrote: »
    Totally new road to from Limerick to Foynes, it will taper off from the road heading out towards Adare Village.

    Your right.
    See
    http://www.foyneslimerick.ie/#!public-consultation-announcement/c1n8z

    Now I wonder will Galway Harbour put in an objection to the new N69 road?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Your right.
    See
    http://www.foyneslimerick.ie/#!public-consultation-announcement/c1n8z

    Now I wonder will Galway Harbour put in an objection to the new N69 road?

    Hopefully


  • Registered Users Posts: 823 ✭✭✭ _Puma_


    Lazairus wrote: »
    if your going to go.

    Can somebody ask the question about the size and design of the dock.



    Im abroad atm.

    thanks

    Answer to this seems to be to facilitate 40k tonne oil tankers from Topaz and Cold Chon who are the main commercial driving force behind it. The tourism Cruise ship benifit are of secondary concern commercially for the Galway Harbour company.

    Personally I think this development would be disastrous to Galway both Aesthetically and Environmentally. Would make great business for Galway Harbour Company though.Would like to see some sort of Development go ahead in terms of accommodating Cruise and Marine Toursism some how but would hate to see the Docks being turned into a Massive Oil shipping Depot.

    Add the fact that there is no Proper Motorway connection for HGV out of the docks you would see the Quality of life for Residents along the road routes affected also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭✭ Robarley


    It will also damage the local fishing as it did to Howth Harbour and Dún Laoghaire!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭ dloob


    _Puma_ wrote: »
    Answer to this seems to be to facilitate 40k tonne oil tankers from Topaz and Cold Chon who are the main commercial driving force behind it. The tourism Cruise ship benifit are of secondary concern commercially for the Galway Harbour company.

    Personally I think this development would be disastrous to Galway both Aesthetically and Environmentally. Would make great business for Galway Harbour Company though.Would like to see some sort of Development go ahead in terms of accommodating Cruise and Marine Toursism some how but would hate to see the Docks being turned into a Massive Oil shipping Depot.

    Add the fact that there is no Proper Motorway connection for HGV out of the docks you would see the Quality of life for Residents along the road routes affected also.

    Yeah I'd like to see the marina and cruise stuff go ahead and leave the heavy commercial shipping to foynes.

    After the hearings it was reported the case would be decided in about two months so we should hear more about it in the next few weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    _Puma_ wrote: »
    Answer to this seems to be to facilitate 40k tonne oil tankers from Topaz and Cold Chon who are the main commercial driving force behind it. The tourism Cruise ship benifit are of secondary concern commercially for the Galway Harbour company.

    Personally I think this development would be disastrous to Galway both Aesthetically and Environmentally. Would make great business for Galway Harbour Company though.Would like to see some sort of Development go ahead in terms of accommodating Cruise and Marine Toursism some how but would hate to see the Docks being turned into a Massive Oil shipping Depot.

    Add the fact that there is no Proper Motorway connection for HGV out of the docks you would see the Quality of life for Residents along the road routes affected also.

    Shannon-Foynes seems to be getting all the money at the minute. They are even getting a new road for the N69(which looks like it will also be used to bypass Adare) plus the M17/M18 is currently under construction. Can't see how the ABP will be able to justify putting millions of public money into a Regional Tier 3 Port when there is a Tier 1 Port 90 mins down the Motorway. Not to the scale requested anyhow IMHO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 189 ✭✭ ned14




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    ned14 wrote: »

    The opening paragraph is strange
    "
    The €126 million Galway port extension is a step closer to reality after An Bord Pleanala recommended that the plan go forward to the next stage under Section 6 (4) of the EU Habitats Directive. - See more at:
    "

    It was always going to be lodged under Section 6(4) of the EU Habitats Directive. This is not new news. Any idea what the ROI would be if €126 million is spent?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Looks like the proposed Port Development plan is dead.
    https://connachttribune.ie/city-council-to-take-control-and-oversight-of-galway-docks/
    More car parking revenue for Galway City Council on the cards.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    This City is the pits, no solutions for traffic or roads, they closed an Airport now they want to close the docks, talk about shooting yourself in the foot it beggars belief. The other ports are working away as is Galway with no problems its the City Council that need to be looked at and their so called Engineers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    This City is the pits, no solutions for traffic or roads, they closed an Airport now they want to close the docks, talk about shooting yourself in the foot it beggars belief. The other ports are working away as is Galway with no problems its the City Council that need to be looked at and their so called Engineers.

    Cannot blame City Council on this one - well unless you blame them for not building a Galway City Port tunnel and road to service it. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 218 ✭✭ Faze11


    Cannot blame City Council on this one - well unless you blame them for not building a Galway City Port tunnel and road to service it. :D

    Seems like nothing can get done in this city. It will lose its charm and attractiveness if something isn't done and quickly.

    Council are like Lyons tea. All talk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    This City is the pits, no solutions for traffic or roads, they closed an Airport now they want to close the docks, talk about shooting yourself in the foot it beggars belief. The other ports are working away as is Galway with no problems its the City Council that need to be looked at and their so called Engineers.

    You need to do better research


  • Registered Users Posts: 625 ✭✭✭ yermanoffthetv


    Looks like the proposed Port Development plan is dead.
    https://connachttribune.ie/city-council-to-take-control-and-oversight-of-galway-docks/
    More car parking revenue for Galway City Council on the cards.

    Excellent news. Now that the stupid port idea is dead they can redevelop the area into a proper urban district.
    The ball has started to roll at least with the Agustine hill/Ceannt Station plans unveiled a few days ago.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.breakingnews.ie/ireland/plans-for-new-320-million-urban-quarter-in-galway-unveiled-982759.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,658 ✭✭✭ ratracer


    Excellent news. Now that the stupid port idea is dead they can redevelop the area into a proper urban district.
    The ball has started to roll at least with the Agustine hill/Ceannt Station plans unveiled a few days ago.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.breakingnews.ie/ireland/plans-for-new-320-million-urban-quarter-in-galway-unveiled-982759.html

    This looks promising and could be one of the most important developments of a generation in the city.


    Although the last time Eddie Holding had a large portfolio of development land hoarded in the city, we ended up with a lot of holes in the ground and derelict hotels owned by NAMA, yet the same directors of bankrupt companies are somehow still at the helm!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 625 ✭✭✭ yermanoffthetv


    ratracer wrote: »
    This looks promising and could be one of the most important developments of a generation in the city.


    Although the last time Eddie Holding had a large portfolio of development land hoarded in the city, we ended up with a lot of holes in the ground and derelict hotels owned by NAMA, yet the same directors of bankrupt companies are somehow still at the helm!!

    They seem to have put a serious amount of work into this so I don't think it a speculative proposal. IE seem to be developing a lot of their unused lands like the Connolly quarter in Dublin and planning big housing developments around Colbert station in Limerick and Kent in Cork. I remain optamistic. Galway (and other regional cities) are in dire need of this kind of large scale development to have any chance to act as a counter balance to Dublin. Hopefully it's the catalyst for more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Excellent news. Now that the stupid port idea is dead they can redevelop the area into a proper urban district.
    The ball has started to roll at least with the Agustine hill/Ceannt Station plans unveiled a few days ago.
    Agree - access was the major downfall of the proposal.Plenty of potential in the dockland area for housing if Council get all the Port lands


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭ cooperguy


    They seem to have put a serious amount of work into this so I don't think it a speculative proposal. IE seem to be developing a lot of their unused lands like the Connolly quarter in Dublin and planning big housing developments around Colbert station in Limerick and Kent in Cork. I remain optamistic. Galway (and other regional cities) are in dire need of this kind of large scale development to have any chance to act as a counter balance to Dublin. Hopefully it's the catalyst for more.

    Ya if you look at the press releases they seemed to try and head off all the obvious reasons for objections: environmental, transport, housing, accessibility, public areas etc.


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