Meath County Council have today lodged plans for the planned N2 Slane Bypass. The application goes
directly to An Bord Pleanála. A
ll landowners have also being contacted as it will entail Compulsory
Purchase Orders to the lands that will be required.
It is the start of of a process that could be up and running in seven years from the

application according to Wayne Harding.

Cllr Wayne Harding is 100% behind the project and the benefits to help enhance the village and surrounds with
Public Realms funding will be far reaching.

Above; Artist’s impression of future layout of the junction in Slane.

”It is the only show in town ” says Harding and adds ”the village has been pulverised with articulated
vehicles and traffic coming through the village. There has been many deaths and tragedies over the years.
Now we have have the opportunity for change and we need to see it through. This part of the traffic plan for the N2
Dublin to Derry as it is a national route. Eamon Ryan( The Greens Party Leader) who is against further road building
is fully behind the project”
He finally adds ”The last application was over 11 years ago,this project could be up and running in 7 or so years.
If it doesn’t get through this time I don’t think I’ll se it in my lifetime.”

Below s the official press release issued by Meath Co Co ;

The application for development consent for the N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm Enhancement
Scheme has been finalised and has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála.
The N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm Enhancement Scheme is a multi-modal transport solution
which addresses a number of transport needs for the local community, businesses and visitors as
well as those on the wider strategic road network.
The Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), the Natura Impact Statement (NIS) and the
Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) Maps and Schedules for the N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm
Enhancement Scheme have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála. The statutory process has
commenced, and legal notification has been posted to all property owners from whom property is
to be acquired and those with a legal interest in those lands. The legal notification comprised of an
individual letter and a server map (drawing showing lands to be acquired).
A copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS)
as well as the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) Maps and Schedules may be inspected at the
offices of Meath County Council (MCC) during the display period 6 December 2023 to the 16
February 2024.
Submissions may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála at any time during the display period.
Further information is available on
An Bord Pleanála will consider submissions once the closing date has passed. The holding of an
Oral Hearing for the scheme will be at the discretion of ABP. After the Oral Hearing, ABP must
consider the report and any recommendations of the Inspector holding the oral hearing. ABP may
approve the scheme or any part thereof, with or without conditions or modifications or may
refuse to approve such development or part thereof.