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:


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Proposed Traffic Calming Scheme - Fisherman’s Hall, Dunmore East (Active Travel)

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 25th October, 2021

 

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a new Footpath (approx. 50m) and Pedestrian Crossing on Dock Road (R684) at Fisherman’s Hall. As part of the Active Travel works in the area 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 is also on display in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s
New Street in the City and Davitts Quay, Dungarvan from Tuesday 14th September to Monday 11th
October, 2021.


The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal.

Submissions should be lodged with Ian Ludlow, Staff Officer, Active Travel Team, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to iludlow@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received by Monday 25th October2021.

Drawing

  • Proposed footpath and pedestrian crossing

  • 2

    Comhairliúchán Poiblí Bailte Seirbhíse Gaeltachta - Gaeltacht Service Towns Public Consultation

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 8th September, 2021

     

    Cuireann "Dún Garbhán le Gaeilge" fáilte mhór romhaibh bhur gcuid moltaí a roinnt linn maidir le bearta dhréacht Phlean Teanga do Dhún Garbhán mar Bhaile Seirbhíse Gaeltachta, ar fáil tríd an nasc seo.

    Iarrtar oraibh aiseolas a chur chugainn trí ríomhphost ag bsgdungarbhan@gmail.com faoi Chéadaoin 8ú Meán Fómhair. Táimid ag súil le cloisint uaibh!

    Is féidir a thuilleadh eolais faoin bpróiseas Pleanála Teanga agus na Bailte Seirbhíse Gaeltachta a fháil ag:


    "Dún Garbhán le Gaeilge"
    is requesting your feedback regarding the measures contained in a draft Language Plan for Dungarvan as a Gaeltacht Service Town, available to view here.

    This is an Irish language document, but a summary in English of all the measures (particularly in relation to Family & Youth, Business and Education) is available on pages 3-9.

    Any suggestions or observations can be sent through e-mail to bsgdungarbhan@gmail.com by Wednesday September 8th. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Further information on the Language Planning Process and the Gaeltacht Service Towns is available at:


    3

    Proposal to Declare a Road to be a Public Road : Road linking L5521 Kilbarry Road to L5522 Lacken Road, Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 13th September, 2021

     

    (To facilitate Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund Development LIHAF).

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11 Subsection (1) (b) (iii) Roads Act 1993 that Waterford City and County Council proposes to declare the above mentioned road to be a Public Road. 

    A map indicating the extent of the road to be taken in charge is set out on the attached and also available to view during the period 3rd August to 30th August, 2021 as follows:-

    • For inspection by appointment only at our Customer Services Departments in Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
    • On the website below

    Submissions or observations with respect to the proposal to declare the road to be  a public road may be made in writing to Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie not later than 4pm on 13th September, 2021.

    Maps & Documents

  • Newspaper Notice
  • Drawing

  • 4

    Part 8 Carrick Road Urban Improvement Scheme, Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 7th September, 2021

     

    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: Carrick Road Urban Improvement Scheme, Portlaw, Co. Waterford.


    Waterford City & County Council intend to carry out an urban road improvement scheme along the Carrick Road L4033, Portlaw in the townlands of Mayfield, Rocketcastle and Coolroe. This scheme will link the urban centre with outskirts of the town and will become a safe route link to the GAA sports grounds. The implementation of this scheme will create a safer environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users and encourage a modal shift from private car use to more sustainable, active travel options such as walking, bus transport and cycling.


    The scheme is located along the Carrick Road L4033 between R680 Kilmeaden to Fiddown Road and Priest Road towards the village centre. The site located along the L4033 Carrick Road and commences from the junction with the L4034 Priest Road at its southern end and to the GAA grounds near junction with R680 Kilmeaden to Fiddown Road on the north side. The current road layout is two way traffic, bounded by residential houses for much of its length. The northern section of Carrick Road is adjacent to agricultural lands and one residential property.


    The works will include upgrade of existing defective footpaths, widening of existing footpaths, new footpath construction, uncontrolled pedestrian crossing, controlled crossings with raised table, new boundary treatments, accommodation works, build outs, new road markings, upgraded road signage, services diversions, new surface water drainage system and all ancillary works necessary for completion.


    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 particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection during the period Wednesday 28th July, 2021 to Tuesday 24th August 2021 inclusive as follows:-

    • To view at our Customer Services Departments - Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Baileys New Street, Waterford by appointment only – please call 0761 102020 to make an appointment.
    • On the website below.

    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 7th September, 2021.
    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 elected members. Accordingly, they may also appear in the public domain.

    Maps & Drawings

  • Part VIII Report, Carrick Road
  • Newspaper Advert
  • AA Screening Portlaw
  • Drawings
  • EIA Screening

  • 5

    Part 8 development of Mahon Bridge Car Park, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 7th September, 2021

     

    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: Development of Mahon Bridge Car Park in the townland of Kilcomeragh, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.


    This proposal is for a car park development at Mahon Bridge in the townland of Kilcomeragh at a site located along the R676 Carrick to Lemybrien Road, the local primary roads L3019 and L3021. It also links into the newly extended Crough Wood walk trail adjacent to the L3021.


    The proposal is to provide 129 car parking spaces which includes 2 disabled parking spaces, provision for a bus stop, a set down area, seating and bike parking, pathway with planting and wetlands with biodiversity planting and a soakway area. The footprint of the existing car park is approximately 1.3 acres. The site works will include the following:

    • Site clearance, earthworks and drainage
    • Pavement surface for car park, bus set down area
    • The creation of a vehicular entrance/exit including sight lines at entrance/exit
    • New gravel pathway through car park with landscape planting and trees
    • A wetlands area to be constructed at the centre of site with biodiversity planting
    • The creation of recreational area and bike parking at three corners of the site
    • Three new pedestrian/cyclist access gates at three corners
    • The removal of a top part of stone wall for sightline improvements and reuse within site
    • Erection of a height barrier restriction at entrance/exit location
    • Signing and lining
    • All associated ancillary works and accommodation works

    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 particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection during the period Wednesday 28th July, 2021 to Tuesday 24th August 2021 inclusive as follows:

    • To view at our Customer Services Departments - Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Baileys New Street, Waterford by appointment only - please call 0761 102020 to make an appointment.
    • On the website below.

    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 7th September, 2021.

    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 elected members. Accordingly, they may also appear in the public domain.

    Maps & Drawings

  • Part VIII Report
  • Site Location map
  • General Layout
  • Newspaper Advert
  • AA Screening
  • EIA Screening

  • 6

    Proposed development at the premises formerly known as Fennell’s Pub & Uniacke’s Shop, Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

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

     

    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:-  Development at the premises formerly known as Fennell’s Pub & Uniacke’ s Shop, Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, protected structures, RPS no.s 494 and 497 respectively.

    At the premises formerly known as Fennell’s Pub, the development will consist of:
    - use of the ground floor front unit as a shop,
    - use of the ground floor rear unit & first & second floors as a separate 3 bed dwelling unit,
    - provision of external stairs and external covered bin & bike area to the rear at ground floor,
    - provision of a courtyard at first floor as private open space,
    - extension of to the rear & side at first floor,
    - external modifications to the existing structure including the alteration & formation of opes / doors to the side and rear on all levels,
    - internal modifications including; removal of staircase at ground floor, alteration of internal walls at ground, first & second floor, modifications to internal layout, replacing existing bathroom fittings, and the provision of kitchen,
    - general refurbishment of the existing structure including repair of facades, replacement of the windows and roof, associated conservation works, site works and ancillary works.

    At the premises formerly known as Uniacke’s, the development will consist of:
    - use of the ground floor as café restaurant / delicatessen,
    - use of the first & second floors as a separate 3 bed dwelling unit,
    - extension to the rear of the ground floor to include wc’s, store and kitchen,
    - provision of external covered bin & bike area at ground floor,
    - extension to the rear of the first floor to include bedroom & bathroom,
    - provision of a courtyard at first floor as private open space,
    - external modifications to the existing structure including widened opes/doors & new opes/doors to the rear at ground and first floor,
    - internal modifications to the existing structure including; removal of the non-original concrete floor slab & structure to ground level, removal of staircase at ground level, removal of internal walls at first floor, replacement of partitions, modifications to internal layout, replacing existing bathroom fittings, and relocation of kitchen,
    - general refurbishment of the existing structure including repair of facades, replacement of the windows and roof, associated conservation works, site works and ancillary works.

    The proposed development has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and the European Communities (Bird and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011-2015. Waterford City & County Council has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is not required. The proposed development, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, will not have a significant effect on a European Site.

    In addition, the proposal has also undergone screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU, (and the relevant provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended) and Waterford City & County Council has determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required.

    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 the following locations during public opening hours Monday to Friday for the period 16th July 2021  to  13th August 2021 inclusive (excluding bank and public holidays) :-

    • Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 Y326

    Please note due to current Covid 19 related restrictions our public offices are open by appointment only to members of the public who wish to inspect a current planning application but who cannot examine it on our website due to lack of internet access.  If you wish to request an appointment to inspect this application please telephone the  Customer Service Desk, Waterford City and County Council  0761-102020 from 9:30 to 1:00 or 2:30 – 4:00pm

    A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed below.

    Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development may be addressed to the Director of Services, Economic Development & Planning Dept. Waterford City & County Council, 35 The Mall,  Waterford,
    or by emailing cappoquinfennellsuniack@waterfordcouncil.ie to arrive no later than 4.00pm 27th August 2021. 

    Submissions should be clearly marked:

    Development at the premises formerly known as Fennell’s Pub & Uniacke’s Shop, Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

    It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Waterford City and County Council.


    Maps & Drawings

     


     

    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

    NOTE

    THIS PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD HAS NOW EXPIRED WITH AN BOARD PLEANÁLA – 16 SUBMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED IN TOTAL AND ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT THE OFFICES OF AN BOARD PLEANÁLA AND ALSO AT THE OFFICES OF THE COUNCIL.   IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THE SUBMISSIONS PLEASE CONTACT AIDEEN JACOB, ROADS DEPARTMENT ON 0761102773 OR EMAIL AJACOB@WATERFORDCOUNCIL.IE


    Notice was 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