Expired Public Consultations 2022

Urban Animation Scheme – “City of Lights”

6th September, 2022


In accordance with Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as
amended), notice was hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposes to carry out the
following development: Urban Animation Scheme – “City of Lights”

Waterford City & County Council intend to introduce permanent outdoor lighting of iconic buildings
and the city walls in 19 locations. The lighting will be by various means including but not limited to: flood lighting, wall mounted Linear LED luminaires, ground mounted LED luminaires and projectors. Lighting will be programmable so that they can changed throughout the evening and also be leveraged by festivals to celebrate events.

The following are the 19 sites:

  LOCATION Record of Protected Structures Reference: WA730/
1 Beach Tower 216
2 Bishop's Palace 18th Century 256
3 Central Library, Lady Lane 245
4 City Hall, The Mall 257
5 Double Tower, Castle Street 061
6 French Church, Greyfriars 026
7 French Tower, Browne’s Lane 056
8 House of Waterford Crystal, The Mall N/A
9 Irish Silver Museum, Cathedral Square 071
10 Irish Museum of Time 182
11 Munster Express Building 836
12 Presbytery, George Street 130
13 Reginald’s Tower, The Quay 268
14 St Martin’s Gate, Spring Garden Alley 429, 430
15 The Granary, Hanover Street 203
16 City Walls, Castle St, Brown’s Lane & Railway Square 056, 059 & 060
17 Watchtower, Railway Square 404
18 Waterford Gallery of Art, O’Connell St 347
19 WVW Plaza, Quays N/A

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 more detailed particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection below and also in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street in the City and Davitts Quay, Dungarvan.

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 Ali Jay, Projects Team, Economic Development, Waterford City & County Council, 35 The Mall, Waterford or by emailing ajay@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4p.m. on Tuesday 6th September, 2022.

Submissions should be clearly marked Submission Part 8 Urban Animation Scheme in the subject line. 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.

Documents and Drawings


This period of public consultation has now closed. To enquire about a project, please call 0818 10 20 20 or email us