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Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of traffic calming scheme in the form of a raised table area to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic near the entrance of St. Declan’s Community College Secondary school, Kilmacthomas along the R677, Tech Road. A controlled crossing point in the form of Traffic Lights exists at this location and will be retained. The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed at an existing controlled crossing point 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 31st July to Tuesday 27th August, 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 10th September, 2019.

Public Consultation for North Quays Transport Hub opens

Planning application comes as Waterford is buoyed by investment in Airport and Greenway

Plans for a state-of-the-art Transport Hub on Waterford’s North Quays go on public
display today (26 July) at Waterford City and County Council offices and online. The Transport Hub is part of a transformative urban regeneration project, which will see the redevelopment of the eighthectare North Quays site into a modern mixed use development with an hotel, offices, apartments and 50,000 square meters of retail, hospitality and entertainment space.

Waterford City and County Council’s Part 8 planning application proposes the construction of a new train station to replace the existing Plunkett Station. The planning in the city’s designated Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) also includes a new bus set down area and short-term parking facilities. This latest milestone for the North Quays’ development comes at a time of significant investment for the county and region with multi-million euro funding recently announced for Waterford Airport, Waterford
Greenway, and the Kilkenny Greenway from Waterford to New Ross. Councillor John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council said: “It’s fantastic to see the
innovative North Quays development take a significant step forward with the Part 8 planning application for the Transport Hub. This will be one of Ireland’s most modern transport hubs, linking the city’s rail and bus services and dramatically improving access from north to south. It will be transformative for those living and working in Waterford — connecting with the Greenway, the proposed sustainable transport bridge and an enhanced road network.”

Further developments for the SDZ, which is a project under Project Ireland 2040, will see Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland imminently submit a planning application for the eight-hectare real estate mixed-use scheme on Waterford’s North Quays and An Bord Pleanála decide on the Planning application for the Sustainable Transport Bridge to the South Quays. In making their decision on the new Sustainable Transport Bridge across the River Suir, An Bord Pleanála has sought further information on a specific issue relating to the visual impact of the vessel protection system on the opening section of the bridge. Waterford City and County Council will be responding in the next two weeks but there will be no impact on project timelines.

Waterford City and County Council Chief Executive, Michael Walsh added: “The ground-breaking Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland scheme, together with the Transport Hub and the Sustainable Transport Bridge, will transform Waterford into a modern city quarter. The North Quays’ offices and accommodation will provide for a range of enterprises and up to 1,500 jobs primarily targeted at Foreign Direct Investment. In total, 2,300 jobs will be generated by the development and a further 1,000 in strategic industrial lands.These additional jobs alone will generate consumer spend in excess of €50m
per annum and lead to an estimated annual footfall of 2,500,000.

“We are a city undergoing huge transition, with 5,000 additional jobs expected by 2025 and Waterford’s tourism numbers to double by 2025 to one million. The North Quays, the development of Mount Congreve as a world class visitor experience and the Government’s recent €2.65 million investment in the Waterford Greenway and €5 million in Waterford Airport, firmly places Waterford as the gateway city of the south east. Waterford is driving forward with the delivery of a forward-looking urban centre that will make it the most cost competitive regional city in Ireland, accelerating regional growth over the long term, and supporting a stronger national economy.”

Waterford City and County Council have submitted a bid for €104.5m to fund the North Quay development via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, with matching funding at a local level accounting for a further €34.8m. Part 8 comes following extensive work by Waterford City and County Council with Coras Iompair Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann.  Further elements in the Part 8 include associated works such as alterations to the existing bus depot site, upgrades to the drainage network and flood defence works. The planning application is available for inspection at the Council’s offices in Waterford City and Dungarvan until 23 August. It is also available
to view at www.waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm 
–ENDS—

NOTES TO EDITOR
Plans for the proposed Transport Hub are available for inspection at Waterford City & County Council, Customer Care Desk, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford; and Waterford City & County Council’s Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan. They can be viewed from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday until 23 August 2019 (excluding Bank and Public Holidays). It is available to view online at www.waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm

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 in writing to the local authority, online at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 6th September 2019.

About Falcon Real Estate Development:
Falcon Real Estate Development is an independent company. It aims at developing a significant portfolio of Real Estate projects. The company strategy is to source, develop and operate a quality range of assets in European Growth Markets to reflect the strength and innovation delivered in the home markets of the company’s owners.

Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use.  To help with this process, Waterford City and County Council is asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing designated bathing waters designations or give a new official bathing area designation to areas that are commonly used for swimming, but not identified at the moment.

Under European and Irish law, Irish local authorities must identify bathing waters each year so that these areas can be monitored to ensure they meet stringent microbiological water quality standards. In some cases, the official bathing areas are also the areas where local authorities focus their resources providing lifeguards during the summer season.  These laws also require that the local authority prepares detailed descriptions or profiles for each of the identified bathing water sites that describe not just the bathing area but also areas in the surface waters catchment area that could be a source of pollution. The profiles include an assessment the risk of pollution and what action would be taken if pollution occurs.

If you are a regular swimmer and want to help your Council decide which bathing areas should be classified as such, it might be helpful to consider the following:

  • How your swimming area has been used up to now;
  • How many people use the site;
  • What facilities exist at the site and how accessible it is;
  • Any safety issues.

If you wish to propose your favourite beach/river etc as a new bathing water site or comment on an existing site please do so online via www.waterfordcouncil.ie

Closing date for submissions to Waterford City and County Council is 17th July 2019. 

ENDS

Note to editors: Local authorities are required under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008) to identify bathing waters on an annual basis. The Directive requires that water quality at all designated bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there.

 

Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use.  To help with this process, Waterford City and County Council is asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing designated bathing waters designations or give a new official bathing area designation to areas that are commonly used for swimming, but not identified at the moment.

Under European and Irish law, Irish local authorities must identify bathing waters each year so that these areas can be monitored to ensure they meet stringent microbiological water quality standards. In some cases, the official bathing areas are also the areas where local authorities focus their resources providing lifeguards during the summer season.  These laws also require that the local authority prepares detailed descriptions or profiles for each of the identified bathing water sites that describe not just the bathing area but also areas in the surface waters catchment area that could be a source of pollution. The profiles include an assessment the risk of pollution and what action would be taken if pollution occurs.

If you are a regular swimmer and want to help your Council decide which bathing areas should be classified as such, it might be helpful to consider the following:

  • How your swimming area has been used up to now;
  • How many people use the site;
  • What facilities exist at the site and how accessible it is;
  • Any safety issues.

If you wish to propose your favourite beach/river etc as a new bathing water site or comment on an existing site please do so online via www.waterfordcouncil.ie

Closing date for submissions to Waterford City and County Council is 17th July 2019. 

ENDS

Note to editors: Local authorities are required under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008) to identify bathing waters on an annual basis. The Directive requires that water quality at all designated bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there.

 

Two Public Consultations regarding Waterford North Quays SDZ now open


There are now two Public Consultations regarding Waterford North Quays SDZ open for submissions and observations.  The closing date for comment on any of the Part 8 proposals below is 17th December 2018, at 4pm.

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 17th 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 17th December, 2018.

Notice of Consideration of setting a Local Adjustment Factor (LPT)

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor.

The members of Waterford City and County Council will meet in September 2018 to consider this matter. They may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

Waterford City and County Council welcomes written submissions (in writing or electronically) from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Further information can be obtained at www.waterfordcouncil.ie

To make your submission you can write to:

All submissions must be received by August 25th, 2018.
There is no prescribed format for a submission.

River Suir Sustainable Transport Bridge Public Consultation event

Waterford City and County Council are inviting submissions and observations, in writing, from interested parties regarding a proposed bridge across the River Suir which will provide a new sustainable transport link between the North Quays and South Quays, promoting the further development of Waterford City and facilitating the development of the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) lands.

To this end, a Public Consultation event will be held in:
The Granary building, WIT School of Architecture,
Merchants Quay, Waterford,
Wednesday, 18th July from 4pm to 8pm

The design of the proposed bridge will be developed, modified and refined as a result of consultation, including public consultation and submissions and feedback from stakeholders; further detailed investigations, including environmental, land, and geotechnical surveys; ongoing refinement of the design and assessments by the various environmental and technical specialists.

Over the coming months the Project Team will continue to undertake all of the various environmental and technical assessments with the objectives of avoiding, reducing and remedying potential impacts. This process will culminate in the publication of the Statutory Orders and the applicable environmental reports in accordance with the relevant legislation for the development consent process.

Staff from Waterford City and County Council and Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers project design team will be on hand on the 18th to answer queries and provide information on the project. The purpose of this consultation is to present the proposed bridge design to the public.  Information leaflets will be available.

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Become a Waterford Viking Triangle Welcome Ambassador

Are you passionate about Waterford city?

Do you enjoy exploring the history and culture of Waterford?  Would you like to share your enthusiasm and meet new people?  Do you have 2 or 3 hours to spare on weekends during the summer months?

If yes, why not become a Welcome Ambassador for our city?

You are invited to a meeting to hear about this special volunteer programme on

  • Tuesday April 24th at 7p.m. in Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford

Any queries please contact Catherine Power, Volunteer Coordinator on 086 7008002 or wcityv@gmail.com

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation re: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant, Somerset, UK

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has invited the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in Ireland to undertake a trans-boundary public consultation in respect of environmental information relating to the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, which is understood to be under construction near Bridgwater in Somerset.

A notice in relation to the public consultation is available to view in the office of the Planning Section, and on the website of each planning authority (as well as below), together with a printed copy of the correspondence from DBEIS and associated documents identified by DBEIS as the relevant documents for the purpose of the consultation.

A copy of these documents is available for inspection or purchase from the planning authority. The notice may also be viewed in the public consultation section of the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government: www.housing.gov.ie, together with the correspondence from DBEIS, relevant associated documents and links provided by DBEIS to other environmental information relating to the project.

A member of the public may make a written submission or observations in relation to the potential trans-boundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to his or her local planning authority to be received by close of business Tuesday 17 April 2018 at the latest.

Contact details in each planning authority for the receipt of submissions or observations are set out in the public consultation notice. Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Aignheachtaí á lorg – Scéim Teanga Nua

Dréachtscéim á hUllmhú ag Chomhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge

Tá sé i gceist ag Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge scéim a dhréachtú de réir Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003.

Is é bunchuspóir an Achta ná a chinntiú go mbeidh fáil níos mó ar sheirbhísí poiblí trí Ghaeilge agus go mbeidh siad ar chaighdeán níos airde. Tá aighneachtaí maidir le hullmhú na dréachtscéime á lorg ag Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge ó aon pháirtithe leasmhara.

Ba chóir aighneachtaí a sheoladh chuig:  gaeilge@waterfordcouncil.ie nó Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Halla na Cathrach, An Meall, Port Láirge, roimh 5.00 i.n. ar an gCéadaoin, 28 Feabhra 2018.

Is féidir go mbeidh fáil go poiblí ar aighneachtaí ar www.waterfordcouncil.ie

Information Briefing on Proposed Tramore Town Centre Public Realm Works

To Whom it May Concern:

As part of the public consultation process in relation to the proposed Tramore Town Centre Public Realm Works an information briefing has been arranged for Wednesday 17th January 2018 between 3pm and 7 pm in Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

You are invited to attend.

E. Smyth
Tramore Town Centre Liaison Officer
Waterford City & County Council

DEADLINE APPROACHING – North Quays SDZ Draft Planning Scheme 2017

OPINIONS NEEDED – North Quays SDZ Draft Planning Scheme 2017

Written observations or submissions regarding the above Draft SDZ Planning Scheme are invited from members of the public and other interested parties including children, or groups or associations representing children.

Submissions and observations can be made either electronically or in writing and should state the name, address and where relevant, the details of any organisation, community group etc. represented, and should be received not later than Thursday the 30th of November 2017.

Submission and observations received during the above time periods will be taken into consideration in deciding upon the Draft Planning Scheme. The planning process is an open and public one. All submission and observations are made available for public inspection and may also be placed in the Council’s website.

Direction in Control of Cranes, Hoists and Mobile Elevated Work Platforms on Public Roads in Waterford

Waterford City and County Council intends to introduce a licensing system to control the use of cranes, hoists or mobile elevated work platforms for use on public roads within its functional area and is seeking your observations in relation to this direction.

Applications must be made in respect of hoists and cranes a minimum of 7 days and 14 days respectively prior to the proposed commencement of works.

Licenses will be issued subject to a number of conditions including the submission of the following:

  • Work Method Statement / Traffic Management Plan
  • Pedestrian Management Plan
  • Dimensioned Plan Sketch
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Application fee (a reduced fee will apply for works being carried out to an applicant’s principal private residence)

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OPINIONS NEEDED – North Quays SDZ Draft Planning Scheme 2017

Written observations or submissions regarding the above Draft Planning Scheme are invited from members of the public and other interested parties including children, or groups or associations representing children.

Submissions and observations can be made either electronically or in writing and should state the name, address and where relevant, the details of any organisation, community group etc. represented, and should be received not later than Thursday the 30th of November 2017.

Submission and observations received during the above time periods will be taken into consideration in deciding upon the Draft Planning Scheme. The planning process is an open and public one. All submission and observations are made available for public inspection and may also be placed in the Council’s website.