To ask the Minister for Transport the extent to which he has instructed local authorities to make adequate provision for relief roads or by-passes with particular reference for such in the context of the creation of county, city or town development plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Bernard J. Durkan.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2004.
Ref No: 27287/04
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Martin Cullen)
My Department has not instructed local authorities in relation to the content of their Development Plans. The preparation and adoption of Local Development Plans is a matter for local authorities in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000. Local Development Plans must include, inter alia, objectives relating to the provision of transport infrastructure and may include reservations for relief roads and by-passes.