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

Naming of area in front of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 23rd January 2022

 

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 48 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 proposes to name the area in front of the Waterford Crystal visitor centre and factory at Menapia Building on the Mall as “Plás Charles Bacik”/“Charles Bacik Plaza” as set out on the attached map.

Purpose of Name Change
This is in honour of Charles Bacik who was the co-founder of the modern Waterford Glass and later the Waterford Crystal company.  

Objections or submissions 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 23rd January, 2022.

Map of Area

  • Drawing front of Menapia Building

  • 2

    Waterford City Public Infrastructure Project- Flood Defences West

    CONSULTATION TYPE: Application to An Bord Pleanála for Approval
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 7th December, 2021

     

    Notice pursuant to sections 175, 177AE and 226 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended),

    and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)

    In accordance with sections 175, 177AE and 226 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council (with the consent of Kilkenny County Council and Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ)) seek to apply for approval to An Bord Pleanála for the development of c.1.1km of flood protection measures in the townland of Mountmisery in County Waterford and the townland of Newrath in both Counties Kilkenny  and Waterford, located along the northern bank and within the foreshore of the River Suir. The development extends for approximately 1km to the west and 100m to the east of the Plunkett Railway Station, Waterford City, as indicated on the site location map. The design flood level of the proposed flood protection measures is 4.0m OD (metres above Ordnance Datum), with the top-of-the-wall flood protection measures of 4.30m OD.

     The proposed flood protection measures will consist of:

    ·        Construction of c.365m of impermeable shallow underground trench (1m wide and up to 3m deep) within CIÉ’s Plunkett Station car parking areas in vicinity of the Railway Platform Canopy (RPS no. 709), Post Box (RPS no. 1036) and Signal Box (RPS no. 571).

    ·        Total of c.185m of overground flood defence measures consisting of:

    o   c.170m of glass flood barriers (each barrier is approx. 1.5m in length and 0.7m in height) fitted on the river side of the road edge vehicular parapets on R680 Rice Bridge roundabout and along the 3 roundabout arms; R448 Terminus St., R711 Dock Rd. and R680 Rice Bridge.

    o   c.15m of demountable flood barriers on the R680 Rice Bridge (leading to the Waterford North Quays Strategic Development Zone);

    ·        Remedial works to c.75m section of existing quay wall in front of the Plunkett Station car parking area by raising its height to between 0.6m and 1.2m to conform with the top-of-wall flood protection measures of 4.30m OD.

    ·        Construction of c.730m of sheet pile flood defence wall with the top-of-the wall level at 4.30mOD consisting of:

    o   c.540m of sheet pile wall within the foreshore, 1m from the front face of the existing quay wall. The space between the sheet pile wall and the front face of the existing quay wall will be filled with clean imported granular fill. The intertidal zone of the sheet pile wall within the foreshore will be fitted with pre-cast concrete cladding material (“eco-seawall”).

    o   Demolition of up to 3m of existing quay wall at transition point between the landside and riverside sheet pile wall.

    o   c.190m of sheet pile wall will be installed on CIÉ’s land, 1m behind the existing quay wall. Construction of a c.20m underground isolation structure consisting of a sheet pile cut-off wall and a concrete capping beam. The concrete capping beam will facilitate the installation of temporary overground flood barriers to the structure should these be required to be implemented during a flood event.

    Drainage works will consist of:

    o   Remedial works to the existing drainage outfalls to the River Suir by extending them to reach an outlet within the new sheet pile wall and/or retrofitted to pass through the new sheet pile wall.

    o   Construction of new trackside drainage and groundwater drains to include 2 no. pumping stations and 3 no. surface water outfalls to the River Suir.

    o   All drainage outfalls (new and existing) will be fitted or retrofitted with non-return valves.

    o   Demolition of the existing quay wall to approximately 800mm below the existing ground level. The demolition of approx. 25m of the existing quay wall to a level of between 2 to 4m below existing ground level to facilitate the construction of a surface water pumping station.

    ·        And all ancillary works.

    An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development and accompany this application. 

    The planning application, EIAR and NIS may be inspected free of charge, or purchased at a reasonable fee (which shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making a copy) at the following locations during public opening hours Monday to Friday for the period between 26th October 2021 to 7th December 2021 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays):-

    ·        Waterford City and County Council, Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford X91 XH42;

    ·        Waterford City and County Council, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 Y326;

    ·        Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T; and,

    ·        Kilkenny County Council, Ferrybank Area Office, Abbeylands, County Kilkenny X91 DE42.

    The application including the EIAR, NIS and plans and particulars of the proposed development may also be viewed and downloaded free of charge below. 

    Submissions or observations may be made in writing only to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 in relation to:

    ·        The implications of the proposed development, if carried out, on the proper planning and sustainable development of the area;

    ·        The likely effects of the proposed development, if carried out, on the environment; and

    ·        The likely effects the proposed development, if carried out, on a designated European Site.

    Any submission/observation must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by An Bord Pleanála (“the Board”) not later than 17:30hrs on 7th of December and must include the following information: (i) the name of the person (or body) making the submission or observation, the name of the person acting on his/her behalf, if any, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent, (ii) the subject matter of the submission or observation, and (iii) the reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observation is based in full. Any submissions or observations which do not comply with these requirements cannot be considered by the Board.

    The Board may at its absolute discretion hold an oral hearing on the application (for further details see ‘A Guide to Public Participation in Strategic Infrastructure Development’) on the Board’s website at www.pleanala.ie/sid/sidpp.htm

    The Board may decide to: (a)(i) approve the proposed development; (ii) make such modifications to the proposed development as it specifies in its decision and grant approval in respect of the proposed development as so modified; or (iii) approve, in part only, the proposed development (with or without specified modifications of it of the foregoing kind); and may attach conditions as it considers appropriate to any approval; or (b) refuse to approve the proposed development.

    Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Infrastructure Section of An Bord Pleanála (Telephone No. 01-8588100 or Lo-call 1890-275175). A person may question the validity of any such decision of the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rule of the Superior Courts (S.I. No.15 of 1986, as amended by S.I. No.691 of 2011), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended. Practical information on the review mechanism can be found on the Board’s website: www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Website: www.citizensinformation.ie

    Documents & Drawings

  • ABP Cover Letter
  • ABP Flood Defence Planning note
  • Newspaper ad Flood Defence
  • Natura Impact Statement Volume 1
  • Natura Impact Statement Volume 2
  • EIAR Vol 1 Non Technical Summary
  • EIAR Vol 2 Table of Contents
  • EIAR Volume 3 Figures
  • CIE planning consent letter
  • Kilkenny S 85 agreement

  • 3

    Traffic Calming Scheme Along the R675 Bunmahon, Co. Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 30th November, 2021

     

    Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake road improvement works along R675 within Bunmahon Village as set out on the attached drawing. The proposed works will consist of the following: a controlled crossing point with raised table, build outs, narrowing road junction, renewed road markings and road signage.

    The main goal is to provide a safe route for walking and crossing point to reduce vehicular speed which approaches Bunmahon Village. This scheme will link the footpaths along the main road to the Geopark and National School located to the North East along L3033. The implementation of the traffic calming scheme and active travel scheme will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users.

    All drawings are available for inspection below during the period Wednesday 20th October to Tuesday 16th November and also on display in our Customer Services Departments in Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street Waterford.

    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 30th November, 2021.

    Drawing


    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