The M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway opened to traffic in July 2019, so Oilgate to Rosslare is now the only section of road from Belfast not of dual carriageway or motorway standard. Wexford County Council is working in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to develop an approximate 30km section of road which will link Rosslare Europort with both Dublin via the M11 and Cork/Waterford via the N25.
The route can be seen here and will involve a significant amount of private land being acquired by the Local Authority for the project.
While there are obvious potential benefits to this development;
- improved journey times
- increasing connectivity to Wexford, Rosslare Europort and Europe
- reduction in collisions on dangerous spots of the existing road,
it is completely understandable that people on the proposed routes are worried about what might happen to their homes and their land.
What should I expect if my property is on the route?
A Compulsory Purchase Order notice (CPO) must be served on the owners of any land concerned. This allows:
• the project to proceed
• for compensation to be paid to the land owner for having their land compulsorily
removed or acquired.
The main point to remember is not to panic and to engage a solicitor early in the process who will help you:
- Interpret the legislation
- Communicate with valuers
- Communicate with the Local Authority or NRA
- Deal with arbitration if it arises
- Obtain a fair price for your property
Being served with a CPO can feel like an attack but remember the objective is always to find a mutually beneficial solution.
If you would like to discuss your options, contact us.