Update regarding the Traffic Management Plans and the Town Design Statements for Newbridge and Kildare Towns

My second question at today’s (21st June) MD meeting ‘ Can the council provide an update regarding the Traffic Management Plans and the Town Design Statements for Newbridge and Kildare Towns? This should include: an explanation as to why the €70,000 Local Property Tax (LPT) fund allocated by municipal district councillors for Town Design Statements to be developed by The Royal Institute of Archietcts (RIAI) has not been utilised, or the project even started; a copy of the most recent traffic management proposals presented to the National Transport Association (NTA) for Newbridge and Kildare which have not at any point in the last two years of failed applications to the NTA been made available to, or contributed to by elected representatives.

Report issued by : Mr B. Martin, Administrative Officer, Roads Transportation and Public Safety.: With regard to the Traffic Management Plan, the Roads Department continues to engage with the National Transport Authority (NTA) on the draft tender specification. The District Manager to report on the Town Design Statements.

#Notes of discussion in council may be added later.