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:


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Draft Local Authority Climate Adaptation Strategy

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: Monday, 19th August 2019

Waterford City & County Council hereby gives notice of the preparation of a draft Local Authority Climate Adaptation Strategy in accordance with the provisions of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and the National Adaptation Framework (NAF) 2018.

Climate change is recognised as a global challenge with policy responses required in terms of both mitigating the causes of climate change and in adapting to the inevitable consequences of our changing climate. The Climate Adaptation Strategy represents a proactive step by Waterford City & County Council in the process of adaptation planning to build resilience and respond effectively to the threats posed by climate change.

Purpose of the Strategy
The Climate Adaptation Strategy takes on the role as the primary instrument at local level to:

  1. Ensure a proper comprehension of the key risks and vulnerabilities of climate change
  2. Bring forward the implementation of climate resilient actions in a planned and proactive manner and
  3. Ensure that climate adaptation considerations are mainstreamed into all plans and policies and integrated into all operations and functions of Waterford City & County Council.

Environmental Reports
The following documents accompany the draft Climate Adaptation Strategy:

  1. A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report in accordance with the SEA Directive (DIR 2001/42/EC) and pursuant to European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (SI 435 of 2004 as amended by SI 200 of 2011) and
  2. An Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report in accordance with the requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC)

Display Details
A copy of the draft Climate Adaptation Strategy, the SEA and AA screening reports may be viewed on the Council's website: here or inspected during the period (4 weeks) from Monday, 22nd July 2019 to Monday, 19th August 2019 at the following locations during normal opening hours

  • Customer Services Department, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford
  • Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Ardkeen Library, 1st Floor, Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Dunmore Road, Waterford
  • Brown's Road Library, Paddy Brown's Road, Lisduggan, Waterford
  • Cappoquin Library, Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
  • Carrickphierish Library, Carrickphierish Road, Gracedieu, Waterford
  • Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford
  • Dungarvan Library, Davitt's Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Dunmore East Library, Fisherman's Hall, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
  • Kilmacthomas Library, Main Street, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford
  • Lismore Library, West Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford
  • Portlaw Library, The Square, Portlaw, Co. Waterford
  • Tallow Library, Convent Street, Tallow, Co. Waterford
  • Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford

The Climate Adaptation Strategy, SEA screening report and AA screening report may also be viewed on the Government Public Consultations Portal: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultations

Making a Submission
Submissions or observations may be made

  • Online Here
  • Complete Climate Action Form and e-mail to climateaction@waterfordcouncil.ie or
  • In writing using the Climate Action form to Mr. Raymond Moloney, SEO, Environment Department, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford X91 PK15

Submissions or observations should state your name, address and where relevant the organisation/body etc. represented. Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. email or online or post/hard copy

Any written submissions or observations received within the timeframe will be taken into consideration before finalising the strategy. You are invited to make written submissions/ observations in respect of the draft climate adaptation strategy and the accompanying SEA and AA screening reports. Latest date for receipt of submissions is Monday, 19th August 2019 .

Data Protection
Waterford City & County Council will treat all personal data as confidential and will retain data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this Climate Adaptation Strategy and in accordance with the Waterford City & County Council’s Retention Policy and relevant Data Protection legislation

Raymond Moloney, SEO,
Environment Department,
Waterford City & County Council.


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Proposed Part 8 Development - Campervan Facility at Quanns, Ringasilloge, Dungarvan

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE(S): 28th August, 2019

Waterford City & County Council hereby gives notice of proposals to develop a Campervan Facility at Quanns, Ringasilloge, Dungarvan. The proposed development will consist of:

  • Construction of a Campervan facility within an open space at Quanns, Dungarvan
  • This facility will incorporate 11 No. Campervan parking bays including a dedicated 'services bay area' for the disposal of water and sewerage and a drinking water facility
  • The area of land located where the proposed facility is to be located is zoned 'Open Space ' in the 2012-2018 Dungarvan Town Development Plan and is in the ownership of Waterford City & County Council

In accordance with Section 250 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, the Council has carried out an appropriate assessment screening and has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is not required. In accordance with Article 120 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended, the Council has carried out an EIA screening and has determined that an EIAR is not required. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

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, at the following locations :- Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford between the hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday for the period Wednesday 17th July, 2019 to Wednesday 14th August 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 Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads & Transportations Dept. Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by emailing ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4 p.m. on Wednesday 28th August, 2019.

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard of this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they may appear in the public domain.

Associated documents

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Retail Strategy Review for Waterford City and County

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE(S): July 19th 2019

Waterford City and County Council has appointed John Spain Associates to review the current city and county retail strategies and prepare a new unitary Waterford City and County Retail Strategy for its functional area.

Written submissions regarding the preparation of the new retail strategy are hereby invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Submissions must be made in writing to the planning authority, during the period from 24th June 2019 to 19th July 2019.

Submissions can be sent either by:

  • Online Submission: http://bit.ly/WaterfordRetailStrategy
  • By email to retailstrategy@waterfordcouncil.ie
  • In writing, by post to the Forward Planning Department, Planning Department, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.
  • Submissions should be marked Retail Strategy Review, state the name of the person making the submission and where relevant the body represented. All submissions lodged during the period will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the new Waterford City and County Retail Strategy.

    The personal information (names) collected as part of the consultation process is protected by data protection. This information will remain confidential and will not be published.


    4

    Retail Strategy Review for Waterford City and County

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): July 19th 2019

    Waterford City and County Council has appointed John Spain Associates to review the current city and county retail strategies and prepare a new unitary Waterford City and County Retail Strategy for its functional area.

    Written submissions regarding the preparation of the new retail strategy are hereby invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Submissions must be made in writing to the planning authority, during the period from 24th June 2019 to 19th July 2019.

    Submissions can be sent either by:

  • Online Submission: http://bit.ly/WaterfordRetailStrategy
  • By email to retailstrategy@waterfordcouncil.ie
  • In writing, by post to the Forward Planning Department, Planning Department, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City.
  • Submissions should be marked Retail Strategy Review, state the name of the person making the submission and where relevant the body represented. All submissions lodged during the period will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the new Waterford City and County Retail Strategy.

    The personal information (names) collected as part of the consultation process is protected by data protection. This information will remain confidential and will not be published.


    5

    Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme, Vulcan Street/O'Connell Street, Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): July 30th 2019

    Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a traffic calming scheme at the junction of (L5505) Vulcan Street/ (1502) O Connell Street in Waterford City. The proposed works include modification of the existing traffic lanes, construction of build outs on each corner creating greater sight lines for vehicular traffic and easier crossing points for pedestrians. The junction will also be raised to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic entering the junction. The implementation of the traffic calming scheme with landscape strategy will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users.The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed and improve the facilities for the vulnerable road users.

    Drawings are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 19th June to Tuesday 16th July 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 ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 4.00pm on Tuesday 30th July, 2019.

    Map

  • Map of proposed development

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    Proposed Part 8 Development - Renovation of Mount Congreve House & Gardens

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): July 26th 2019

    Waterford City & County Council hereby gives notice of proposals to carry out the 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. The development will consist of:

  • Renovation and up-grade of Mount Congreve House to provide for access by the public, host events, visitor accommodation and offices. Works will include installation of a lift, universal access, toilets, kitchen, fire safety improvements and installation of a bio-energy heating system.
  • Development of the farm yard to incorporate a café; offices, meeting facilities, craft yard; children’s play area and a retail unit.
  • Other works will include the development of a car park, waste water treatment facility, creation of a wetland garden, upgrade of existing greenhouse, upgrade of apartments and cottages to provide high quality tourist accommodation, enhancements to the grounds and paths and development of a children’s playground.
  • Improvements to sight lines on the L4411 by setting back the estate wall at the entrance just west of the main entrance into the House and Gardens. The second entrance will be used for traffic entering the gardens and the existing main entrance will be used for traffic exiting the gardens.
  • The works materially effect the character of Congreve House and demense, WA 7500 35, a protected structure.
  • 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, at Waterford City & County Council, Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford between the hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday for the period 14th June – 12th July inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

    The proposed development 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. In addition, the proposal has also undergone screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU (and the relevant provisions of the Planning and Development Act, as amended), and the Planning Authority has determined that there will be no likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and, therefore, an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required. In accordance with Article 120 (3) of the Planning & Development Regulations (as amended), any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

    Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area shall be made in writing to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, No. 35 The Mall, Waterford to be received on or before 4pm on 26th July 2019 and should be clearly marked "Development at Mount Congreve House and Gardens".

    Alternatively, an electronic submission may be made online, using this form.

    All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard of this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

    Documents and Drawings

  • Habitats Directive - Project Screening Assessment
  • Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment - Gardens
  • Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment - Mt. Congreve House
  • Environmental Impact Assessment - Screening Report
  • Site Location Map
  • Site Layout Plan, 1-250
  • Site Layout Plan, 1-500
  • Proposed Floorplans
  • Proposed Basement & Ground Floor Plans
  • Proposed First & Second Floor Plans
  • Proposed Sections & Elevations
  • Part 8 Report - Mt. Congreve Estate
  • Part 8 Site Notice
  • Existing Site Plan
  • Existing Floorplans
  • Existing Sections & Elevations
  • Site Characterisation Report
  • Proposed View of Overall Development #1
  • Proposed View of Overall Development #2
  • Proposed View of Overall Development #3
  • Proposed View of Manor House
  • Floor Plans #1, #2, #3
  • Elevations
  • Proposed Retail Unit Elevations
  • Proposed Retail Unit Plans
  • Site Characterisation Report