Part 8 - Leabeg to Lough Boora Visitor Centre. Cycle & Walking Link at Leabeg, Birr, County Offaly.

Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) (S. 179) and Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).                          


Pursuant to the requirements of the above, Offaly County Council’s Roads Department, proposes to provide 1300m of Cycle & Walking Link at Leabeg, Birr, County Offaly.


The Proposed Development comprises:

  • Construction of a raised crossing in Leabeg.
  • Construction of approximately 1300 linear metres of 3m wide shared cycle path / footpath.
  • Drop kerbs and tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing at Leabeg.
  • Installation of lane separation apparatus e.g. hard rubber ‘armadillos’ or similar along the L-7023 from Leabeg to the Lough Boora Inn.
  • Provision of road drainage as required within the scheme.
  • Installation of new public lighting from Leabeg to the Teach Lea community centre.
  • Erection of fencing, where appropriate.
  • Provision of appropriate landscaping works
  • Installation of appropriate lining.
  • Additional works as required.


The development will primarily take place within the existing road corridor, along with the use of adjacent lands where agreed. New and improved public lighting, road signage, road markings and landscaping in the vicinity of the works will also enhance and improve the existing streetscape at the works location.


 Submissions & Observations:

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection, or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, for a period of 4 weeks from 15th September 2022 to 14th October 2022 at the following locations:

  • The offices of Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, County Offaly.
  • The offices of Offaly County Council (Birr Municipal District), Wilmer Road, Birr, Co. Offaly


during normal office hours.


The plans and particulars will also be available to view here:







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 Director of Services for Roads, Water & Environment, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, or by emailing on or before 28th October 2022.

Submissions should be headed “LEABEG TO LOUGH BOORA VISITOR CENTRE CYCLE LINK”. Please make your submission by one medium only, i.e. in writing or by email.


Mr. Tom Shanahan

Director of Services,

Offaly County Council,

Aras an Chontae,

Charleville Road,


County Offaly.