Current Public Consultations 2017


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:


1

Waterford Metropolitan District Council (Appointed Stands Amendment No 2) Bye-Laws, 2017

CONSULTATION TYPE: WRITTEN SUBMISSION
CONSULTATION END DATE(S): 5pm, 11th MAY 2017

The Metropolitan District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 as commenced on April 6, 2014 by Article 2 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws for the regulation and control of appointed taxi stands in respect of the area comprising the Metropolitan District of Waterford.

The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 29th March 2017 to Thursday 27th April, 2017, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 maps with proposed changes, are available for inspection at the following locations during normal office hours, from Wednesday 22nd February to Thursday 23rd March 2017 inclusive:

  • Customer Services Department, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
  • Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Co. Waterford.
  • The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws by any of the means below, to be received before 5pm on Thursday 11th May, 2017.

  • Email: contact@waterfordcouncil.ie
  • Online: Online submission form
  • By Post: to Mr. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Waterford City & County Council, Roads Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, marked "Waterford Metropolitan District Council (Appointed Stands Amendment No 2) Bye-Laws, 2017".

  • 2

    Notice of Draft Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws

    CONSULTATION TYPE: WRITTEN SUBMISSION
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): 5pm, 4th APRIL 2017

    Waterford City & County Council seeks comments and observations from members of the public in respect of the draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 for the administrative area of Waterford City and County Council. This follows a countywide review of speed limits in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for the application of speed limits.

    The Draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 maps with proposed changes, are available for inspection at the following locations during normal office hours, from Wednesday 22nd February to Thursday 23rd March 2017 inclusive:

  • Customer Services Department, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
  • Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Co. Waterford.
  • They are also available for viewing on the Council’s Draft Speed Limit Map and on www.speedlimits.ie

    Objections/submissions on the Draft Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2017 should be submitted, in writing, at any time during the submission period of Thursday 16th February to Tuesday 4th April 2017 by any of the following means :

  • Email: ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie
  • Online: Online submission form
  • By Post: to A. Jacob, A/Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, marked "Special Speed Limit Draft Bye-Laws 2017".

  • 3

    Better Energy Communities Scheme 2017

    CONSULTATION TYPE: JOINT FUNDING APPLICATION
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): OCTOBER 2017

    Waterford Energy Bureau / Waterford City and County Council Environment Department are seeking to engage with community groups and businesses to partake in partnership with WCCC in submitting a funding application for energy efficiency and renewable energy Technologies installations under the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland under the “Better Energy Communities scheme 2017”. Funding is available for cross sector projects for increasing the energy performance of buildings, community facilities and transport systems.

    Level of Funding available includes:

  • Private Sector Buildings (up to 30% grant funding)
  • Commercial organisations (up to 30% grant funding)
  • Voluntary / Community-based organisations (50% grant funding)
  • Public sector non-residential works. (30%-50% depending on project)
  • Renewable energy technology that can be funded include biomass boilers, solar water heating, solar PV, heat pumps and combined heat and power plants. Eligible energy efficiency upgrades that are eligible under the scheme include heating upgrades, pumps, insulation, windows, doors, LED lighting, transport equipment etc.

    The grant application will be submitted by mid February and only projects proposed by the end of January will be considered within an overall grant application value up to €1,000,000. Subject to grant approval all related works have to be completed by October 2017. Expressions of interest can be submitted to lfleming@waterfordcouncil.ie

    See also the Sustainable Energies Ireland website for application forms and further information.

    These periods of public consultation have closed. To enquire about a project, please call 0761 10 20 20 or email us