Current Public Consultations 2021


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:


1

Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme along L3043 Main Street, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 11th May, 2021

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake road improvement works at Main Street in Kilmacthomas along L3043 as set out on the attached drawings. The proposed works will consist of a pedestrian crossing with raised table; build outs, road marking and signage.

The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed at this new crossing point and have a safe crossing point. 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.

 The drawings are also available for inspection below but due to Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our office buildings.   However a copy of the drawing and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761 10 2773 from Wednesday 31st March to Tuesday 27th Aprill, 2021.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal.  Submissions should be lodged with 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 by Tuesday 11th May, 2021.

Documents & Drawings


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Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme along the L4500, Upper Queen Street, Portlaw

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 10th May, 2021

Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a traffic calming scheme in the form of a controlled pedestrian crossing with raised table area to facilitate a safe crossing point along the L4500, Upper Queen Street, Portlaw and also control vehicular movements, see drawing attached.

The main goal is to lead pedestrians to a designated controlled crossing point where crossing of Upper Queen Street is used regularly and in particular more frequently during school opening and closing hours. Construction of a raised table area will reduce speed of vehicular traffic. 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.

The drawings are also available for inspection below but due to Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our office buildings. However a copy of the drawing and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761 10 2773 from Tuesday 30th March to Monday 26th April, 2021.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with 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 by Monday 10th May, 2021.

Documents & Drawings


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Proposed Construction of Three Banner Poles and new railings at Bishop’s Palace Waterford, a Protected Structure

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 4th May, 2021

Waterford City & County Council propose to install up to three stainless steel banner poles measuring approx 6 metres high with graphic panels on each side. The proposed location is at the North West side of the building near the outdoor cafe area along the railing line.

These will be of a similar design to the existing banner pole on the opposite side of Bishop’s Palace. New glass railings are also proposed around the public realm space.

The works will be carried out in accordance with conservation best practice, as Bishop’s Palace is listed on the Record of Protected Structures. A strict policy of minimum intervention has been followed to avoid any negative impact on the protected structure. All works will be carried out in accordance with “Architectural Heritage Protection, Guidelines for Local Planning Authorities”, chapter 7, DEHLG 2004.

The proposed works includes the installation of up to three banner poles located on the East side of the Bishop's Palace outdoor area and new glass guard railings to the public realm space. It has been concluded that there is no potential for significant effects on the environment from the proposal and thus there is no requirement for Appropriate Assessment or Environmental Impact Assessment.

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions the drawings are available below or copies of same can be requested from ajay@waterfordcouncil.ie, tel: 0761 10 2577, during the period Wednesday 24th March 2021 to Tuesday 20th April 2021.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing up to 4th May, 2021.

Submissions should be sent to Ali Jay, Economic Development Department, 35 The Mall, Waterford, or by email to ajay@waterfordcouncil.ie

Documents & Drawings


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Proposed One-Way system - Hennessy's Road, Waterford

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 3rd May, 2021

The Council is considering a one-way system along a section of Hennessy’s road, as set out in the drawing below. This proposal would see Hennessy’s Road becoming one way from its junction with College street to its junction with Blake's Lane. 

This proposal would improve traffic flow and provide space for a wider footpath and cycle lane while also addressing traffic safety concerns in the area, especially at the junction with Blake’s Lane.

Submissions may be made in writing to Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie by 3rd May, 2021.

Drawing


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Section 177AE, Planning & Development Act 2000 - Proposed Extension to existing car park at Mahon Falls

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS TO AN BORD PLEANÁLA ONLY
CONSULTATION END DATE: 30th April, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for development to extend and resurface an existing car park situated in the townland Comeraghmountain to facilitate an additional 46 car parking spaces and to provide additional road lay-bys and modification of existing lay-bys to allow for safe passing. This development is located along L3047 local primary road.

The proposed development will consist of the following:

• Site clearance and earthworks
• Pavement Surface
• Grass verges, pathway, recreational area and embankments
• Reuse of existing upland grassland vegetation for new earth berm embankment as boundary treatment
• Drainage surface water run off control
• New road lay-bys and modification of existing lay-bys area
• All associated ancillary and accommodation works

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and Natura Impact Statement have been prepared as part of the application for approval in respect of the proposed Scheme.

An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.

A copy of the NIS and Project Particulars (including the AA Screening) will be available for inspection below or at the Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, between the hours of 9.15 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday from 22nd March to 30th April, 2021. Note: Due to COVID-19, it is recommended that persons contact
An Bord Pleanála to arrange viewing of the application in advance (Phone: (01) 858 8100 or Lo-call 1890 275 175).

The NIS and Project Particulars may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (which shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such copy).

Submissions or observations may only be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01V902 during the above-mentioned period relating to:
i. the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned;
ii. the likely effects on the environment, if carried out; and
iii. the likely significant effects of the proposed Scheme on a European site

Any submissions or observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than 5.30 pm on
Friday 30th April, 2021.

A person may question the validity of a decision by An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No.15 of 1986) in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Practical information in respect of the judicial review process can be accessed on the Board’s website
www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizen's Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie.

Documents & Drawings

  • Newspaper Advert
  • An Bord Pleanála Cover Letter
  • AA Screening
  • Natura Impact Statement
  • Letter to Prescribed Bodies
  • List of Prescribed Bodies
  • Site Notice
  • Photo of Site Notice, Photo of Site Notice in situ
  • Section 177-AE Application Report
  • Drawing - Site Location
  • Drawing - Site Location - Discovery
  • Drawing - Existing Layout
  • Drawing - Proposed Layout
  • Drawing - Cross Section 1-1
  • Drawing - Cross Section 2-2
  • Drawing - Cross Section 3-3 & 4-4

  • 6

    Road improvement works along the R-674 at Maoil a’ Chóirne, An Rinn

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 27th April, 2021

    Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake road improvement works along the R-674 at Maoil a’ Chóirne. Works will include the construction of a 2.5m wide footpath and public lighting extending along the R-674 from the entrance to ‘Gort na hEornan’ housing development, on the northern side of the R-674, to its Junction with the L-6116, public roadway to Coláiste na Rinne as set out on the attached drawing.

    An uncontrolled pedestrian crossing will be installed at the junction to Coláiste na Rinne to provide safe movement for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.   A 2.0m footpath with public lighting will also be installed on the southern side of the R-674 extending westwards from its junction with the L-96741 to the end dwelling house.  

    Additional traffic calming measures will be implemented along the extent of the works, with the inclusion of central island hatching, narrowing of laneways, and construction of central islands at intervals along the central hatching area. These traffic works will link to the existing traffic calming works previously constructed extending eastwards on the approach to the National School. The new pedestrian links on both sides of the R-674, in addition to the traffic calming measures, will provide a safe environment for all road users.

    The drawing is also available for inspection below, but due to Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our office buildings.   However, a copy of the drawing and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761 10 2773 from Wednesday 17th March to Tuesday 13th April,  2021.

    The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal.  Submissions should be lodged with 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 by Tuesday 27th April,  2021.

     

    Oibreacha feabhsúcháin bóthair ar an R-674 ag Maoil a’ Chóirne, An Rinn

    CINEÁL COMHAIRLIÚCHÁIN: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    DÁTA DEIRIDH: 27ú Aibreán, 2021

    Tá sé i gceist ag Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge tabhairt faoi oibreacha feabhsúcháin bóthair ar an R-674 ag Maoil a’ Chóirne.  Séard a bheidh i gceist leis na hoibreacha ná cosán 2.5m ar leithead a thógaint agus soilsiú poiblí  a chur isteach feadh an R-674 ón slí isteach go dtí an fhorbairt tithíochta ‘Gort na hEornan’ ar an dtaobh ó thuaidh den R-674 go dtí an acomhal leis an L-6116, an bóthar poiblí go dtí Coláiste na Rinne, mar atá leagtha amach sa líníocht leis seo.

    Cuirfear trasrian coisithe neamhrialaithe isteach ag an acomhal go dtí Coláiste na Rinne chun go mbeidh gluaiseacht shábháilte ag coisithe, rothaithe agus tiománaithe.   Chomh maith leis sin, cuirfear cosán 2.0m le soilsiú poiblí isteach ar an dtaobh ó dheas den R-674, ag síneadh siar óna acomhal leis an L-96741 go dtí an teach cónaithe deireanach.  

    Cuirfear bearta moillithe tráchta breise i bhfeidhm feadh na hoibreacha, lena n-áirítear haitseáil ar oileáin thráchta sa lár, lánaí a chúngú agus oileáin láir a chur isteach ag eatraimh feadh an limistéar haitseála i lár an bhóthair. Beidh na hoibreacha tráchta seo ceangailte leis na hoibreacha moillithe tráchta atá ann cheana féin, a síníonn soir i dtreo an Scoil Náisiúnta.   Tríd na naisc nua do choisithe ar dhá thaobh an R-674, maraon leis na bearta moillithe tráchta, cuirfear timpeallacht shábháilte ar fáil go gach duine a úsáideann na bóithre.

    Is féidir an líníocht seo a scrúdú thíos ach de bharr srianta Covid 19, ní bheidh sí ar thaispeáint go poiblí inár n-oifigí.   Sin ráite, is féidir cóip den líníocht agus sonraí an méid atá beartaithe ar fáil ar iarratas, ach teagmháil a dhéanamh le Aideen Jacob, Oifigeach Riaracháin, Rannóg na mBóithre ag an seoladh r-phoist thíos nó trí ghlaoch ar 0761 10 2773 ón gCéadaoin, 17 Márta go dtí an Mháirt, 13 Aibreán, 2021.

    Cuirfidh an Chomhairle aon aighneachtaí nó tuairimí i scríbhinn maidir leis an méid atá beartaithe san áireamh.  Is ceart aighneachtaí a chur faoi bhráid Aideen Jacob, Oifigeach Riaracháin, Rannóg na mBóithre, Áras Menapia, An Meal, Port Láirge nó trí r-phost chuig ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie  le bheith faighte faoin Mháirt, 27 Aibreán, 2021.


    7

    Traffic Calming Scheme, Strandside Junction, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 20th April, 2021

    Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake road improvement works at Strandside Junction, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, as set out on the attached drawings. Works will include the widening and upgrade of the footpath adjacent to Minnies Pub, junction resurfacing works, improved road markings,  widening and reconstruction of the existing narrow footpath extending from Strandside Junction to N-25 Strandside Roundabout and widened footpaths. Nine existing car parking spaces along Strandside North will be removed to accommodate the widening and reconstruction of the narrow footpath along Strandside North.

    The goal of this scheme is to achieve improved pedestrian linkages extending from the Greenway to Strandside Junction and N25 Strandside Roundabout. The implementation of this scheme will create a safer environment for all road users.

    The drawings are also available for inspection below but due to Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our office buildings.   However a copy of the drawing and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761 10 2773 from Wednesday 10th March to Tuesday 6th April, 2021.

    The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal.  Submissions should be lodged with 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 by Tuesday 20th April, 2021.


    8

    Traffic Calming Scheme, R673 College Road & Tower Hill Road, Ardmore, Co. Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 20th April, 2021

    Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake road improvement works along the R-673 College Road, and Tower Hill Road, Ardmore as set out on the drawing attached.  Works will include the construction of a new 1.8m wide footpath which will extend from the existing footpath located on the southern side of College Road linking to Tower Hill Road and Main Street, Ardmore.  A pedestrian crossing with Belisha Beacons will be installed at the junction of College Road and Tower Hill Road to provide safety for both pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

    The goal of this scheme is to achieve pedestrian linkage from College Road onto Main St, Ardmore. The implementation of this scheme will create a safer environment for all road users.

    The drawing is also available for inspection below but due to Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our office buildings.   However a copy of the drawing and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761 10 2773 from Wednesday 10th March to Tuesday 6th April, 2021.

    The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal.  Submissions should be lodged with 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 by Tuesday 20th April, 2021.


    9

    Notice of Intention to Extinguish the Public Right of Way over Ferrylane, Ferrybank, Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 12th April, 2021

    Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in pursuance of its functions under Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993, proposes as local authority for the administrative area of the County of Waterford, to make an order that the public right of way as set out in the attached drawing shall be extinguished. The public right of way to be extinguished refers to a distance of approximately 90m which extends from the junction of Abbey Road with Ferrylane in a southerly direction as far as the Irish Rail boundary fence bordering the northern side of the Rosslare-Waterford line.

    The public right of way is being extinguished to reflect the non-use of this section of road by the public in recent decades and to facilitate the development of adjacent property owned by Waterford City and County Council.

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the drawing will not be on public display in Council offices. However a copy of the drawing indicating the public right of way to be extinguished may be inspected below.

    Alternatively a copy of the drawing can also be provided free of charge by email or post by contacting Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, contact details below, between 2nd March to 29th March, 2021.

    Objections or representations regarding the proposed extinguishment may be made in writing to Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie by 12th April, 2021.

    Any person making an objection may also make a request in writing to state their case at an oral hearing which may be conducted, if deemed appropriate, by Waterford City and County Council.