For Written Answer on : 05/10/2023
Question Number(s): 173 Question Reference(s): 41160/23
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 192 of 30 May 2023, when he expects the review of the Strategic Assessment Report for a project (details supplied) to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
(Details Supplied) R624 access road as part of the Great Island Connectivity Scheme
Cork County Council was given clearance in the first half of 2021 to proceed to prepare a Strategic Assessment Report (SAR) for a Great Island Connectivity Scheme. Following receipt of a draft SAR, the Department initiated a review of the draft in line with the Public Spending Code and the Department’s capital investment appraisal requirements.
The review of the SAR, which is taking into account that this significant project involves crossovers between different transport modes, has been reviewed and it has been agreed that Cork County Council can continue to close out the SAR together with the preliminary business case in accordance with the revised public spending code. Completion of this process will then provide a basis for the discussion of the next steps in the project appraisal process with the Council.