High Quality International Connectivity – Ports
Ports and Harbour Strategy for the Southern Region It is an objective to support the development of a Ports and Harbour Strategy for the Southern Region to be prepared by the relevant stakeholders through consultation with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sports, Local Authorities, port authorities, TII, NTA and other relevant stakeholders. The implementation mechanisms and monitoring structures to be established following the adoption of the RSES will identify the scope and role of the Ports and Harbour Strategy for the Southern Region and the appropriate timescale for its preparation. The requirements for a Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment shall be considered, as appropriate, in relation to a Ports and Harbour Strategy for the Southern Region.
It is an objective to achieve NSO: High Quality International Connectivity. The following port development actions are identified, subject to required appraisal, planning and environmental assessment processes and implementation of mitigation measures outlined in applicable SEAs and AAs, while ensuring the protection of sensitive natural environments and the protection of natura sites, the protection of other harbour interests including recreation, tourism and residential amenity: • Continued development and improvement of ports by the relevant responsible commercial State-Owned Enterprises consistent with sectoral priorities defined through National Ports Policy;
Continued support for capital infrastructure projects in the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development Plan including redevelopment of existing port facilities in Ringaskiddy and preparing City Docks and Tivoli for future regeneration; capital infrastructure projects in the Shannon- Foynes Port Company Infrastructure Development Programme including Continued support for the capacity extension works and infrastructure investment towards deep water berthage on Foynes Island and offshore resources; Continued support for Rosslare Europort and Port of Waterford (including the port’s strategic plan and Port of Waterford CorporatePlans subject to the implementation of mitigation measures outlined in applicable SEAs and AAs) to maintain and strengthen linkages with EUmarkets;
Strategic Review of Rosslare Europort;
Strengthening and maintaining access to ports through enhanced transport networks and improved journey times includingsupport for M11 and N80 improved connectivity to Rosslare, N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Road and N21/N69 (Foynes to Limerick Road Scheme including Adare bypass); Investment in maritime services programmes to support aids to navigation, Coast Guards and pollution prevention activities.
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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