Expired Public Consultations 2022

Waterside Car Park - Continuation of Use

9th August, 2022


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:
Waterside Car Park – Continuation of Use

In June 2012, the then Waterford City Council completed a Part VIII process in relation to the temporary development of the former Gasworks facility at Waterside for a bridge and car park, which is owned by Ervia (Gas Networks Ireland). The car park is located along the local primary road L9063-2 Waterside in the City adjacent to St. John’s River.

The proposed works at the time included the construction of a new car park for a temporary period of six years and for a permanent vehicular access bridge.  Construction work on the car park and new vehicular bridge commenced in late 2015, was completed in 2017 and the site has been managed as a public car park since 2017 by Waterford City and County Council.

To allow the continuation of the site as a public car park, this Part VIII process is being commenced to cover the continuance of the operation of the car park for a further 3 year period. No new infrastructure or development is now being proposed however there is one minor change to the boundary of the car park in that an area to the west of the car park (directly behind the former Wander Inn) and comprising of circa 350 sq metres (9 car park spaces) is being excluded.

In accordance with Section 250 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, screening for Appropriate Assessment was undertaken by Waterford City and County Council and concluded that that there is no potential for significant effects on the conservation objectives of the qualifying interests of the River Suir SAC and no further assessment is 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.

Drawing and further details on the proposed development will be available below and for inspection during the period Wednesday 29th June,  2022 to Tuesday 26th July, 2022 inclusive as follows:-

  • To view at our Customer Services Departments - Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Baileys New Street, Waterford.

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 & Transportation Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by emailing ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4p.m. on Tuesday 9th August, 2022.

Submissions should be clearly marked Submission Part 8 Waterside Car Park in the subject line.

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


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