Frazer Ferries have submitted planning with Louth County Council – Application No: 13241. Application was submitted on the 14th June, with Pre-Validation due on or before the 8th August 2013 for the development at Greenore Point, Shore Road, Greenore, County Louth.
Permission for the proposed construction of ferry terminal facilities adjacent to Greenore Port.
The proposed works include:
- At Greencastle the construction of a reinforced concrete suspended pier (58m long), supported by vertical tubular piles & a reinforced concrete slipway (70m long) to allow vehicular access to the Ferry & 12 berthing piles with fenders & steel gangway to facilitate berthing & tying up of vessels overnight, new access & hardstanding for parking & queuing, kiosk for office & ancillary staff facilities, drainage & landscape proposals.
- Upgrade & widening to part of the Greencastle Pier Road & provision of passing bays.
- At Greenore construction of a reinforced concrete slipway (60m long) with 7 vertical tubular berthing & fender piles on the southern side to facilitate ferry berthing; relocation of existing Port entrance gates & weighbridge; realignment of existing boundary fence to northern side of Port; modification of entrance road layout, part demolition of gable walls of existing shed to allow through access for vehicles, use of existing hard stand area for parking & queuing, new lighting columns, new pedestrian footpath along the existing rock armour & replacement of existing fence on SE boundary with pedestrian bollards.
- Floating navigational marks anchored to the bed of the Lough & laid at the edges of the navigable channel to delineate appropriate channel boundaries or to mark shallow rock outcrops & provide for safety of navigation.
An Environmental Impact Statement & a Natura Impact Statement have been prepared in support of the planning application