November 2017

Notice of Making the Vesting Order – Phase 1A

The Vesting Order (VO) is a legal process used by the Department to compulsory acquire all land necessary for the scheme. The VO is progressed in 2 stages:

  • The first stage is the publication of a Notice of Intention to Make a Vesting Order (NIMVO) referred to as the draft VO. This is published for consultation with maps showing all the land required and an associated schedule of landownership and interests. Subject to all representations being considered and, if necessary, the holding of a Public Inquiry, the Department confirms the VO.
  • This leads to the second stage - the Notice of Making of Vesting Order (NMVO). The Phase 1A (New Buildings to north of Strabane) VO becomes operative on Friday 5th January 2018.

On Tuesday 28th November 2017 the Department published the Notice of Making of Vesting Order – Phase 1A.

This order is available to view and download below.

Note:  It is intended that Phase 1B (Omagh South – Ballygawley), and Phase 2 (North of Strabane – South of Omagh) will be constructed in the future as additional funding becomes available. The Vesting Orders for these phases will not be made until this funding is confirmed.  Phase 3 of the scheme (Ballygawley to the border south of Aughnacloy) has not been included in the current Vesting Order process. This phase remains on hold pending clarification from the Irish Government on its proposals for the adjoining N2.

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