Current Public Consultations 2023

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:


Draft municipal district of Dungarvan/Lismore. Control of parking bye-laws 2023

4th May 2023


The Dungarvan/Lismore District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, as amended, and by Section 101 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, as amended, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft Municipal District of Dungarvan/Lismore Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023 for the regulation and control of parking in respect of the area comprising the Dungarvan/Lismore District of Waterford.


The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection on the Council’s website and during normal office hours from Wednesday 22nd March 2023 to Thursday 20th April, 2023, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.


The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023. Submissions should be lodged with Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, Waterford, or by email to before 4.00pm on Thursday 4th May, 2023.


Full details can be had in the document below.

Draft municipal district of Dungarvan/Lismore. Control of parking bye-laws 2023


Expressions of Interest sought for Commercial & Residential Tenant at 9 Main Street, Tramore

22nd March 2023


Waterford City & County Council are inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from commercially oriented parties interested in working in partnership with the Council to deliver and occupy an ‘exemplar living above the shop’ proposal at 9 Main Street, Tramore, Co Waterford.

The Council has secured funding from the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to assist in the delivery of this project and the end use must be an exemplar residential above commercial premises to meet grant requirements.

Full details can be had in the document below.

Detailed Expression of Interests including a completed Declaration as to Personal Circumstances should be emailed to: no later than 17:00 on Wednesday 22nd March 2023.


Part 8 - Urban Animation Scheme - "City of Lights"

16th March 2023


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: -
Urban Animation Scheme – “City of Lights”

Waterford City & County Council intend to introduce 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 be leveraged by festivals to celebrate events and will be used nightly or as considered appropriate.

Numbers 1 to 7 and 9 to 18 are protected structures. All sites are within an Architectural Conservation Area.

  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 during the period Tuesday 31st  January 2023 to Thursday 2nd March 2023 below and in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street in the City and Davitts Quay, Dungarvan. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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 :

  • Director of Services, Economic Development, Waterford City & County Council, 35 The Mall, Waterford
  • or by emailing before 4p.m. on 16th March 2023.

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.

Drawings & Documents