Current Public Consultations 2019

From time to time, Waterford City & County Council asks for the public's input and opinion on proposed developments in Waterford. Different projects and plans may have periods of public consultation, during which members of the public can make observations on proposed developments or can contribute ideas to proposed projects.

Projects regarding which the public's opinion/consultation is currently requsted are listed below:


Renovation of Mount Congreve House & Gardens


Waterford City & County Council previously gave notice of proposals to carry out works associated with above development Mount Congreve House and Gardens, Co. Waterford, which is a protected structure (WA 7500 35). The objective of the works is to develop Mount Congreve House and Gardens in to a world class visitor experience.

Chief Executive's Report

  • Mt Congreve Part 8 Chief Executive's Report - Final

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    Waterford North Quays - Transport Hub & Sustainable Transport Bridge


    Note 1: Waterford City and County Council has resolved, at the Metropolitan District meeting dated 16th September 2019, to proceed with the Part 8 development for the Transport Hub, Ferrybank, Waterford as per the recommendations in the Chief Executive’s Report.

  • Chief Executive's Report on the proposed Transport Hub
  • Note 2: On 16th September 2019, An Bord Pleanála approved the "River Suir Sustainable Transport Bridge" based on the reasons and considerations under and subject to the conditions set out in the Board Order – Ref: ABP-303274-18.

  • Board Order – Ref: ABP-303274-18
  • Inspector’s report
  • Board Direction

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    Section 38 - Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme R681, Kill Village, Co. Waterford

    CONSULTATION END DATE: 5th November 2019

    Under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a traffic calming scheme in the form of a raised table area to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic at the crossroads in Kill village along the R681. The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed at the crossroads area which is used regularly and in particular more frequently during school opening and closing hours. The implementation of the traffic calming scheme will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users.

    Drawings are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 25th September to Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

    The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with Ms. Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to to be received before 4.00pm on Tuesday 5th November, 2019.


  • Raised Table Site Layout

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    Development of Coastal Walking Trail works from Portally Cove to Ballymacaw Cove, Co. Waterford

    CONSULTATION END DATE: 28th October 2019

    In accordance with Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposed to carry out the following development: Development of Coastal WalkingTrail works from Portally Cove to Ballymacaw Cove, Co. Waterford.

    The principle features of the proposed walking trail will be:

  • The development of a 4.8km recreational coastal walking trail from Portally Cove to Ballymacaw Cove within the townlands of: Portally; Rathmoylan and Ballymacaw
  • The development of 3 water crossings proposed for Portally Cove; Rathmoylan Cove and Ballymacaw Cove
  • The 4.8km trail surface will be retained as is for the majority of the route with rerouting only proposed in the interest of safety and will traverse agricultural grassland which will be fenced where required
  • Fencing, access gates, drainage and ancillary trail infrastructure will be installed to Sport Ireland Trails Office standards
  • Waterford City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report in accordance with requirements of Section 120(1B)(b)(i) and has determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment. Accordingly, it has determined that EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development. In addition, the proposal has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and the Planning Authority has determined that a Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment is not required in this instance.

    Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the following locations:

  • Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan
  • Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford, between the hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday for the period 17th September 2019 to 14th October 2019, inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays)
  • Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated, may be made:

  • In writing, to the "Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, No. 35 The Mall, Waterford"
  • OR
  • to be received on or before 4 p.m. on Monday 28th October, 2019.

    Documents and Drawings

  • Site Notice
  • Habitats Directive Project Screening Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report
  • Part VIII Planning Report
  • Overall Site Layout
  • Site Layout #1
  • Site Layout #2
  • Site Layout #3
  • Crossing Specifications #1
  • Crossing Specifications #2