Current Public Consultations 2018


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

Development of a Walking trail from Mahon Bridge to Crough Wood, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE(S): February 1st 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 proposes to carry out the following development:

Development of a walking trail in Kilcomeragh and Crough, from Mahon Bridge to Crough Wood, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.

The principle features of the proposed walking trail will be:

  • The development of a 750 metre recreational walking trail, along a section of the River Mahon from the existing entrance at Crough Woods to Mahon Bridge.
  • The trail surface will be made up of an unbound aggregate, approximately 2.2 metres wide.
  • The trail will traverse woodland and agricultural grassland. Where the trail traverses grassland it will be fenced within an area, 5 metres from the river bank. Where the trail traverses Coillte managed woodland the route of the trail will be at least 10 metres from the river bank, no greater than 1.2 metres wide.
  • Fencing, access gates, drainage and ancillary trail infrastructure consisting of but not limited to information units, way marking, seating and planting 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.

    Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a reasonable fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, between the hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday for the period 12th December 2018 to 18th January 2019, inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays), at the following locations:

  • Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan.
  • Customer Services Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford.

  • A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed below.

    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 Services for Economic Development and Planning, Waterford City and County Council, c/o Johnny Brunnock, Trails Officer, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford or by emailing jbrunnock@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4 p.m. on Friday 1st February, 2019.

    Documents and Links

  • Advertisement
  • Planning Report
  • Location & Route of proposed development

  • 2

    Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation for proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Plant, Wales

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): January 25th 2019

    In accordance with the provisions of the 1991 United Nations Convention on environmental impact in a transboundary context (the Espoo Convention) and the EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive), the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has received notice from the UK’s Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in relation to the development consent application (planning application) by Horizon Nuclear Power for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant, in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom.

    A member of the public may make a written submission or observation in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the project, either electronically using the form in this link, or by sending them to his or her local planning authority in writing, to be received by close of business on Friday 25th January 2019 at the latest. Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

    All submissions or observations must be titled “Transboundary environmental public consultation – Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant”, include the name and address of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations and the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and include reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is based.

    Documents and Links

  • Public Consultation Notice
  • Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government page on said consultation
  • Privacy Notice
    Under Article 9(1) of the GDPR regulations, the processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation is prohibited. Therefore, Waterford City & County Council requests those making submissions not to include data of this nature in their submission.

  • Privacy Statement

  • 3

    Proposed Traffic Calming Measures - Lower Branch Road, Tramore (L4162)

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): December 20th 2018

    Waterford City and County Council is proposing to provide the traffic calming measures outlined below, at Lower Branch Road L4162 Tramore, County Waterford. A traffic survey was completed on the 24th April 2016 which confirmed that 32.82% of the vehicles surveyed exceeded the 50 km/hour speed limit.

    The proposed measures include:

  • In order to reduce speeds and reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians, a series of footpath build outs and pedestrian crossing points are proposed. The biggest contributors to pedestrian risk on through routes in towns and villages are vehicle speed (particularly at off-peak times) and crossing distance.
  • The first controlled pedestrian crossing is proposed on the Majestic side of the Medical Practice located on the Lower Branch Road.
  • The second controlled pedestrian crossing is located at the existing Bus Station on Lower Branch Road.
  • There is also one uncontrolled crossing at the Majestic Hotel proposed.
  • A series of footpath build outs and new lining works shall delineate the new road layout and crossing points (3 in total).
  • The drawings outlining the proposals are available for inspection, during office hours, at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Department, Baileys New Street, Waterford City
  • Customer Service Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • The drawings are available from Tuesday 20th November 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018, both dates inclusive.

    A copy of the drawings of the proposals may also be viewed below.

    Objections or representations in respect of the proposed measures may be made in writing to Mr. Alan O’Shea, Executive Engineer, Metropolitan District, Menapia Building, Waterford or by email to alanoshea@waterfordcouncil.ie and must be received before 4.00 pm on Thursday 20th December, 2018.

    It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Waterford City & County Council.

    Drawings

  • Newspaper Notice
  • Position of proposed Pedestrian Crossings
  • Lower Branch Road - Preliminary Drawings

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    Proposed Part 8 Development: SDZ Access & Public Road Infrastructure

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): December 20th 2018

    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 proposes to carry out the following development:

    Road improvements to 830m of the Dock Road/Fountain Street (R711) and realignment of 350m of Abbey Road (L90011) to facilitate the construction of access road infrastructure into the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (NQ SDZ). Development comprising of the construction of two access points into the NQ SDZ. The western access will be from the R711 Dock Road whilst the eastern access will be via a new access from the realigned Abbey Road.

    The proposed development comprises:

  • Upgrade/provision of new signalised junctions on the R711 at three locations;
  • New roundabout approximately 130m from the Fountain Street/Abbey Road junction to facilitate the connection of the new Abbey Road forming the eastern access to the SDZ;
  • Provision of a cycleway connection from the future planned SDZ Transport Hub to the Waterford/Kilkenny/New Ross Greenway along the line of the disused railway corridor;
  • Alteration/upgrade of the existing Abbey Road to maintain local access;
  • Demolition of 2 commercial buildings, 1 former factory and outbuildings, 2 ESB substations, remains of former dwellings, and a 2-storey dwelling on Abbey Road to facilitate the development which were included in the approved Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) cited as Waterford City and County Council, North Quays Development, Waterford Compulsory Purchase Order 2017, (No.1);
  • Construction of four number underpass/bridge structures, retaining walls, strengthened embankments and connection of drainage outfalls to the existing drainage system;
  • Provision of boundary treatment and accommodation works and all ancillary works.
  • The proposed development will be carried out in the townland of Ferrybank, Waterford.

    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.

    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, between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for the period 8th November to 6th December 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

  • Customer Service Desk, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Customer Service Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford City
  • A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed below.

    Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    OR

    Written submissions may be addressed to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford to arrive no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Waterford City & County Council.

    Drawings/Reports

  • Part 8 Planning Application Report - Access and Road Infrastructure
  • EIA Screening SDZ Access and Road Infrastructure
  • AA Screening SDZ Access and Road Infrastructure

  • 5

    Proposed Part 8 Development: SDZ Access & Public Road Infrastructure

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): December 20th 2018

    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 proposes to carry out the following development:

    Road improvements to 830m of the Dock Road/Fountain Street (R711) and realignment of 350m of Abbey Road (L90011) to facilitate the construction of access road infrastructure into the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (NQ SDZ). Development comprising of the construction of two access points into the NQ SDZ. The western access will be from the R711 Dock Road whilst the eastern access will be via a new access from the realigned Abbey Road.

    The proposed development comprises:

  • Upgrade/provision of new signalised junctions on the R711 at three locations;
  • New roundabout approximately 130m from the Fountain Street/Abbey Road junction to facilitate the connection of the new Abbey Road forming the eastern access to the SDZ;
  • Provision of a cycleway connection from the future planned SDZ Transport Hub to the Waterford/Kilkenny/New Ross Greenway along the line of the disused railway corridor;
  • Alteration/upgrade of the existing Abbey Road to maintain local access;
  • Demolition of 2 commercial buildings, 1 former factory and outbuildings, 2 ESB substations, remains of former dwellings, and a 2-storey dwelling on Abbey Road to facilitate the development which were included in the approved Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) cited as Waterford City and County Council, North Quays Development, Waterford Compulsory Purchase Order 2017, (No.1);
  • Construction of four number underpass/bridge structures, retaining walls, strengthened embankments and connection of drainage outfalls to the existing drainage system;
  • Provision of boundary treatment and accommodation works and all ancillary works.
  • The proposed development will be carried out in the townland of Ferrybank, Waterford.

    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.

    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, between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for the period 8th November to 6th December 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

  • Customer Service Desk, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Customer Service Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford City
  • A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed below.

    Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    OR

    Written submissions may be addressed to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford to arrive no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Waterford City & County Council.

    Drawings/Reports

  • Part 8 Planning Application Report - Access and Road Infrastructure
  • EIA Screening SDZ Access and Road Infrastructure
  • AA Screening SDZ Access and Road Infrastructure

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    Proposed Part 8 Development: Rock Face Stabilisation & Railway Protection Works, Plunkett Station

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): December 20th 2018

    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 proposes to carry out the following development:

    Remedial works consisting of a combination of rock face stabilisation and railway protection works in the form of rock fall protection systems and drainage measures to approximately 400 metres of rock face located immediately to the north of Plunkett Railway Station in the townland of Ferrybank, Waterford. A protected Irish Rail signal box (Recorded Protected Structure, RPS 571) may require to be taken down and stored off site in the interest of avoiding accidental damage, such determination, if required will be made prior to the commencement of the stabilisation works.

    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.

    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, between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for the period 8th November to 6th December 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

  • Customer Service Desk, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Customer Service Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford City
  • A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed below.

    Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    OR

    Written submissions may be addressed to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford to arrive no later than 4.00pm on 20th December, 2018.

    It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Waterford City & County Council.

    Drawings/Reports

  • Part VIII Planning Application Report - Rock Stabilisation
  • EIA Screening Rock Stabilisation
  • AA Screening Rock Stabilisation