Newry Southern Relief Road - Stage 3 Community Consultation

Scheme assessment reports act as a summary of the more technical reports generated during the appraisal of road schemes. They are written to be unbiased and easy to read using a factual style, which describes both the advantages and disadvantages of routes or corridors; their principal audience is the public.

Three-stage appraisal procedure

Scheme assessment reporting is a three stage procedure, the level of detail and the coverage of the assessment report is appropriate to the type of decision that can reasonably be taken at each stage.

Stage 3 Assessment

The Department's aim during this stage is to identify clearly the advantages and disadvantages, environmental, engineering, economic and traffic terms of the preferred route or scheme option.

Stage 3 - Community Consultation (June to August 2019)

A Community Consultation will be held on 26 and 27 June 2019 from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm at:

  • Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, 1A Bank Parade, BT35 6HP.

There will also be unstaffed exhibition displays located at the following venues from 17 June to 23 August 2019:

  • Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
  • Newry City Library, 79 Hill Street, BT34 1 DG
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Offices, Monaghan Row, BT35 8DJ
  • Warrenpoint Town Hall, Church Street, BT34 3HN

The exhibitions will be available for viewing during the normal opening hours of each venue. Further information is available in the Community Consultation documents below.

Stage 3 - Community Consultation (November 2018 to February 2019)

As part of the Newry Southern Relief Road Scheme Stage 3 Assessment process, DfI facilitated a series of Community Drop-in Sessions encouraging anyone interested in the scheme to attend. These sessions were held between 10.00 am to 8.00 pm in the Newry Conference Centre, 39-41 The Mall, Newry, BT34 1AT on the following dates:

  • 15th November 2018;
  • 6th December 2018;
  • 17th January 2019; and
  • 21st  February 2019.

These sessions aimed to provide the local community with an opportunity to view and comment upon the proposed plans. They were hosted by DfI’s consultant (AECOM), with members of their Lands Liaison Team present to answer general queries relating to the scheme.

The hosting of any further Community Drop-in Sessions shall be subject to demand and public interest. As necessary, these shall be advertised by way of public notice and details published on this webpage.

Community Consultation documents

Feedback forms are made available for comments at each session.


DfI welcome any comments in relation to the scheme and will consider these feedback forms as part of the further design development and assessment process.  All completed forms will be shared with AECOM and the content may be used to inform future reports or public documents related to this scheme. Please email or post completed responses as soon as reasonably possible to the Project Team for them to be given consideration in the design development and assessment process.


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