The America Europe Connect 2 cable is a branch of a larger Transatlantic subsea cable system linking Europe with the USA. The proposed route of the America Europe Connect 2 cable will be contained exclusively within the marine environment; travelling east from the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone towards Clew Bay, south of Achill Island and north of Clare Island. In Clew Bay the proposed cable route will divert southward and terminate at an existing infrastructure located at Old Head Beach.
An application was originally submitted on 26 October 2018 and determined on 6 February 2020. Following an Order made in proceedings 2020/309 JR (2020 No.44 COM) the application has been remitted to the Minister for reconsideration.
Old Head, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
A copy of the application and the relevant documents, maps, plans, and drawings, are available for inspection, between 26 January 2021 and 26 February 2021, free of charge at:
• Mayo County Council Planning Office
, The Mall, Castlebar, By appointment only. Tel: 094 9064000
• Westport Garda Station
, Station, Fairgreen, Westport, Co. Mayo F28 XF30. Opening Hours - 24 hours. Tel: 098 50230
• Louisburgh Garda Station
, Long Street, Louisburg, Co. Mayo. F28 T653. View by appointment. Tel: 098 66055 to arrange appointment
• Achill Island Garda Station
, Achill Sound, Co. Mayo, F28 YT21, Gob an Choire, Contae Mhaigh Eo, F28 YT21. View by appointment – Tel: 098 20830 to arrange appointment.
• Clare Island Community Centre
, Clare Island. Opening Hours: Mon-Friday 08:00 am to 12:00 am
National Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions Regulations published under the Health Act 1947 (Statutory Instrument No. 448 of 2020) have identified planning-related activity as within the schedule of what is considered to be ‘essential services’ in order to ensure the continued and safe operation of all aspects of the statutory planning system.
The Regulations permit a person to attend the offices of a planning authority or An Bord Pleanála to engage in a statutory planning process. There is no specified restriction on the distance that persons engaging in a statutory planning process may travel.
Making a submission:
Submissions can be made to: Foreshore Unit, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co Wexford or email email@example.com
Submissions received outside of the public consultation period cannot
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Terms and Conditions
All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007-2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.
Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
What we will do with your response
The information provided by respondents will inform the decision-making process regarding this foreshore consent application.
Please note that submissions received may be made available on the Department’s website, unless otherwise requested. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation.
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