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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.

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Waterford City & County Council’s Public Consultations are displayed and moderated through our Public Consultations portal : https://consult.waterfordcouncil.ie/

Public Consultations are also generally advertised on our social media channels.

Current Public Consultations

1. Section 38 development - Dock Rd, Dunmore East - New Pedestrian Crossing

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 16th April 2024

Re: Section 38 development – Dock Rd, Dunmore East – New Pedestrian Crossing

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a new pedestrian crossing with raised table on the Dock Road – R684 (adjacent to Dunmore East playground). The objective is to improve walking routes, improve connections to existing footpaths and create a safe crossing point at the location set out on the attached drawing.

The drawing is available for inspection below and in our Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford between normal office hours during the period 2nd April, to 16th April, 2024.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be made on the Council’s consultation portal https://consult.waterfordcouncil.ie or sent to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie or Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, to be received by 16th April, 2024.

2. Waterford Educate Together N.S. – Carrickphierish Road Placemaking and traffic calming scheme

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 3rd April 2024, 5pm

Re: Section 38 Road Traffic Act 1994 – Traffic Calming Scheme

Active Travel Scheme

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of Traffic Calming and pedestrian measures on Carrickpherish Road and Paráid na bPáistí, Waterford.

The proposed scheme consists of carriageway narrowing, footpath widening, buildouts, parking restrictions and place-making, including tree pits, flower beds, and colourful school gateway elements along Carrickpherish Road and Paráid na bPáistí, Waterford. The scheme also proposes junction tightening works at the top of ParáidnabPáistí Road, which will include pedestrian crossings on each approach to the junction.

As part of the Safe Routes to School programme under Active Travel works in the area, the objective is to prioritise safe access to the school, improve school visibility through signposting and placemaking, and reduce vehicle congestion in the area, as set out on the attached drawing.

The drawing is available for inspection below as well as on our Consultations portal, and is also on display in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street in the City and Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan from Wednesday 20th March 2024 to Wednesday 3rd April, 2024.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with James Cummins, Staff Officer, Active Travel Team, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, Waterford or by email to activetravel@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received by 5.00pm Wednesday 3rd April .

Please note that comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council regarding this process will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they may also appear in the public domain.

3. St Saviour’s National School, Ballybeg Drive, Waterford Placemaking and traffic calming scheme

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 3rd April 2024, 5pm

Re: Section 38 Road Traffic Act 1994 – Traffic Calming Scheme

Active Travel Scheme

St Saviour’s National School– Ballybeg Drive, Waterford Placemaking and traffic calming scheme

Waterford City & County Council propose to undertake the construction of Traffic Calming and pedestrian measures around St. Saviours National School, Ballybeg Drive, Waterford.

The proposed scheme consists of front of school improvements including improvements of pedestrian crossings, junction treatment, footpath widening, buildouts and place making including colourful school gateway elements along the approach to the school.

As part of the Safe Routes to School programme under Active Travel works in the area, the objective is to prioritise safe access to the school, improve school visibility through signposting and placemaking, and reduce vehicle speeds in the area, as set out on the attached drawing.

The drawing is available for inspection below as well as on our Consultations portal, and is also on display in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street in the City and Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan from Wednesday 20th March 2024 to Wednesday 3rd April, 2024.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with James Cummins, Staff Officer, Active Travel Team, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, Waterford or by email to activetravel@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received by 5.00pm Wednesday 3rd April .

Please note that comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council regarding this process will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they may also appear in the public domain.

4. Proposed development at Kilmacthomas Railway Station

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 15th April 2024

Development Under Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and Notice Pursuant to the Requirements of Part 8, Article 81 & Article 120(3) of The Planning And Development Regulations 2001, as Amended

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council propose to develop Kilmacthomas Railway Station, (a protected structure, RPS number WA750624) as short stay accommodation.

In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the above Regulations, Waterford City & County Council hereby gives notice of proposals to carry out development works at the site of the Kilmacthomas Railway Station, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford to provide short stay accommodation.

The development will consist of:

  • Internal alterations to the existing railway station building to provide a two bedroom short stay accommodation.
  • Construction of two “Line Huts” each providing one roomed short stay accommodation.
  • Construction of a single storey exhibition space adjacent to the station platform.

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: Customer Care Offices, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford; and Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford between the hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday for the period 4th March to 1st April inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

Particulars of the proposed scheme are also be available to view below.

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. An Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment has been prepared to accompany the proposal.

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, Waterford City & County Council, No. 35 The Mall, Waterford, to be received on or before 15th April 2024 and should be clearly marked Kilmacthomas Railway Station or by email to projectsteam@waterfordcouncil.ie

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.

Waterford City & County Council is subject to the provision of Freedom of Information (FOI Acts 1997 and 2014) and the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2013.

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5. Provision of new tourist accommodation facility in Lismore

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 15th April 2024

In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the above Regulations, Waterford City & County Council hereby gives notice of proposals to carry out development works at the site of the former Bank of Ireland, West Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford to provide short stay accommodation.

The development will consist of:

  • Provision of 5 new accommodation glamping pods
  • Internal roads and footpaths to access each pod
  • Parking space provided for each individual pod
  • Connecting each pod to existing Services
  • Hard and soft landscaping to green areas
  • Provision of storage rooms in out buildings
  • Sustainable urban drainage and all ancillary site works

The development will be part of a larger phased tourism/community development on the former bank site which will be developed and managed in collaboration with a community partner as a social enterprise.

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: Customer Care Offices, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford; and Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford between the hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday for the period 4th March 2024 to 1st April 2024 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 shall be made in writing to the Director of Economic Development, Waterford City & County Council, No. 35 The Mall, Waterford, to be received on or before the 15th of April 2024 and should be clearly marked Tourist Accommodation Facility Lismore or by email to projectsteam@waterfordcouncil.ie.

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Consultations Archive

Documentation for expired public consultations can be found in our Documents Archive.