November 2019

Scheme Update – Public Inquiry

Scheme Update

The Department, having considered all the representations made on the environmental consultation carried out earlier this year, has decided that a further public inquiry will be necessary. The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) has therefore been appointed to hold an inquiry into the A5 Western Transport Corridor Environmental Statement Addendum 2019 and related environmental issues, along with the four updated draft reports to inform an Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulations prepared by the Department, together with opinions expressed in relation thereto.


The inquiry will open at 10.30am on Tuesday, 18th February 2020 in the Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh and will continue as necessary on the following day or days.


Further detail on the logistics of the inquiry can be accessed on the PAC website –