Current Public Consultations 2022


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

Proposal to rename “Church Road, Lisduggan” to “Slí an Athar Gréagóir/ Fr. Gregory Way

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
29th August, 2022

 

The following proposal was agreed by the Metropolitan District Council at their meeting on 20th June, 2022
that the name of the road from the junction with Paddy Browne’s Road to the St. Paul’s Church junction be renamed as Slí an Athar Gréagóir/ Fr. Gregory Way in honour of the first parish priest of the Church.

The area proposed is the L 90579-3 Church Road from it’s junction with the L1515 Paddy Browne’s Road, as set out on the attached drawing.  

A copy of the drawing will also be available to view in the Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street during normal office hours and on the Council’s website below.

Objections or submissions on the proposal 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 29th August, 2022.  

Documents and Map


2

Proposal to rename “Cork Road” R680 to Bóthar na hOllscoile/University Road”

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
29th August, 2022

 

The following proposal was agreed by the Metropolitan District Council at their meeting held on 20th June
2022
, that the name of the Cork Road from the junction with College Street as far as the junction with Paddy
Browne's Road be changed to Bóthar na hOllscoile/ “University Road”.

The name change is being proposed to mark the establishment of the South East Technological University. The area proposed is the R680 Cork Road from it’s junction with the L5517 College Street to it’s junction with the L1515 Paddy Browne’s Road, as set out on the attached drawing.  

A copy of the drawing will also be available to view in the Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street during normal office hours and on the Council’s website below.

Objections or submissions on the proposal 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 29th August, 2022.  

Documents and Map


3

Improvement Works to sea wall at Clonea

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
9th August, 2022

 

In accordance with Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council proposes to carry out improvement works to an existing 450m section of sea wall along Clonea Road (R675), townland of Duckspool, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

The proposed development will comprise the following:

1. Replacement of 80m section of stone sea wall with reinforced concrete cantilever flood wall, with stone cladding façade (chainage 0m – 80m)

2. Raising of the recently constructed 50m section of flood wall by 0.55m, via additional stonework, to achieve the required flood protection level of 3.27m OD (chainage 80m to 130m);

3. Replacement of 320m section of an existing stone sea wall with king post piled wall, with stone cladding façade (chainage 130m to 450m), and

4. Provision of a berm to assist the halting of flood waters and safety barrier across the berm and a section of wall.

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 Article 120 of the Planning & 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 Report (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.

Drawings and further details on the proposed development will be available 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 during normal office hours.
  • 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 9th August, 2022.

Submissions should be clearly marked "Submission Part VIII Clonea Sea Wall" 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.

Drawings and Information


4

Waterside Car Park - Continuation of Use

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
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.

Drawing


5

Footpath & Pedestrian Crossing Works - R673, Ardmore

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
19th July, 2022

 

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a footpath and pedestrian crossing along the R-673 on approach to Ardmore as set out on the attached drawing. The works will include the construction of a 2.0m wide concrete footpath along the R-673 Ardmore Road extending from the end of the existing footpath, heading towards the proposed pedestrain crossing located near the boundary with the GAA Grounds. A 6.0m road width to be maintained along the length of the new footpath, stormwater roadside gullies to be laid along extents of footpath construction works and public Lighting to be provided along the extent of the new footpath construction works.

A 2.4m wide pedestrian crossing with Belisha flashing beacons will be constructed to provide connection to the GAA Grounds and a 2.4m wide uncontrolled pedestrian crossing will also be constructed to provide connection between existing footpaths.

The drawing is also available for inspection below and in our Customer Services Departments in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford between normal office hours during the period 8th June to 5th July, 2022.

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 19th July, 2022.

Drawing


6

Traffic Calming Scheme - L4033, Brown Street, Portlaw

CONSULTATION TYPE: PUBLIC CONSULTATION
CONSULTATION END DATE:
19th July, 2022

 

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake improvement works along the L4033 Brown Street within Portlaw Village. The works will include upgrade and modification of existing footpaths, designate parking, provide build outs, uncontrolled crossing points, controlled crossing points, raised tables with improved road markings and the provision of new public lighting, as set out on the attached drawing.

The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed and to provide safe access and connectivity by way of footpaths and crossing points along Brown Street.  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 drawing is available for inspection in our Customer Services Departments in Davitts Quay, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford and below during the period 8th June to 5th July, 2022.  

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 4pm on 19th July, 2022.

Drawing


7

Blackwater River Valley - Outdoor Recreation Feasibility Study

CONSULTATION TYPE: NON-STATUTORY PUBLIC CONSULTATION
CONSULTATION END DATE:
23rd June, 2022

 

We are seeking your views about Outdoor Recreation in the River Blackwater Valley, Co.Waterford. The study area is centered on the stretch of the River Blackwater in County Waterford, from Ballyduff Upper to the sea at Youghal. The study area also includes the River Bride between Tallow and the mouth of the Bride on the River Blackwater.

This study seeks to examine how we can maximise the outdoor recreation potential of the Blackwater River Valley area of West Waterford, while at the same time safeguarding the natural, environmental, and historic characteristics of the area.

To find out more information on this feasibility study or to make a submission please click on the following link: Blackwater River Valley Outdoor Recreation Feasibility Study or email riverblackwater@waterfordcouncil.ie for further details.


8

Active Travel Scheme - New Footpath & Pedestrian Crossing - Cheekpoint village

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
11th July, 2022

 

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a new Footpath (approx. 95m) and Pedestrian Crossing on Cheekpoint Road (L4082) between Russianside Crossroads and Cheekpoint Park. As part of the Active Travel works in the area, the objective is to improve walking routes, improve connections to existing public amenities and create a safe route and crossing point into the park and playground at the location set out on the attached drawing.

The drawing is available for inspection on 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 31st May to Monday 27th June, 2022.

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 11th July 2022.

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.

Drawing


9

Section 38, N72 Lismore Traffic Calming Scheme (Phase 1)

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 12th July, 2022

 

Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a traffic calming scheme along the N72 national secondary road on the northern approach to Lismore town from Lismore Bridge to the town centre. The proposed works include modification of the existing traffic lanes, construction of new footways and modification of the existing footways with associated sundry works. The proposed length of the scheme is approximately 460 m.  See drawing attached.

The implementation of the traffic calming scheme with landscape strategy will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorised road users.

The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed and improve the facilities for vulnerable road users. This will be achieved by the alteration of the existing N72 junctions located at Ferry Lane and the Castle / Public Car Park. Reducing the width of the main road and improving pedestrian facilities will enhance this section of the N72 approaching Lismore town.

Drawings are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 1st June to Tuesday 28th June, 2022 at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, 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 Ms. 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 before 4.00pm on Tuesday 12th July, 2022.

Drawings


10

Proposed Walking Trail at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS to An Bórd Pleanála only
CONSULTATION END DATE:
8th July, 2022

 

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council proposes to seek approval of An Bord Pleanála for a proposed walking trail at Cappoquin and Kilbree East, Co. Waterford, comprising

  • A steel platform structure to link Avonmore Bridge with the existing Cappoquin Rowing Club access ramp
  • Refurbishment of the existing Cappoquin Rowing Club access ramp with anti-slip surfacing and new balustrades
  • A new, asphalt surfaced trail route through the grounds of Cappoquin Rowing Club
  • New steps and pathway from Cappoquin Rowing Club to the N72
  • A new pedestrian and vehicular access between Port na h’Abhann and Cappoquin Rowing Club
  • Steps, stone gabions and landscaping between the proposed vehicular access to Cappoquin Rowing Club and the river
  • A paved walking route along the quay wall to the rear of properties on Port na h’Abhann, including new restraint along the river
  • New public realm spaces and a refurbished slipway at Cappoquin Boat Club
  • A woodland embankment trail on the eastern approach to the Old Red Railway Bridge, together with landscaping of the embankment and timber post and wire fence
  • Refurbishment of the masonry and steel sections of the Old Red Railway Bridge to form a new walking route, including asphalt surfacing on the masonry section of the bridge, decking to support composite surfacing on the steel section, balustrades, and planted areas
  • Surface treatment of the existing steel on the Old Red Railway Bridge, including grit blasting and surface coating
  • A new steel access ramp to provide multi-user access to the western landing of the Old Red Railway Bridge, including balustrades
  • Refurbishment of the existing footpath along Tourin Road using asphalt and granite kerbing
  • Refurbishment of the existing footpath along Avonmore bridge using natural stone paving together with a new drainage channel
  • Public lighting along the entire trail route

The following Protected Structures are considered to be materially affected by the proposed development:

RPS Number

NIAH Reg Number

Townland

Location/Name

Structure/Use

50

22810097

Cappoquin

Avonmore Bridge

Vehicular bridge

519

22810114

Kilbree East

Cappoquin Railway Viaduct

Disused railway bridge

 

An Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report has been prepared in respect of the effect of the proposed development on these structures. An Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) has 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 Plans and Particulars for the development, the Natura Impact Statement, and the Appropriate Assessment Screening Report will be available for inspection at the following locations during working hours from Friday 27th May 2022 to Friday 8th July 2022 inclusive:

  • The offices of Waterford City & County Council:
    • Customer Care Office, Bailey's New Street, Waterford, X91 XH42. Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4pm (open through lunch).
    • Customer Care Office, Civic Offices, Davitt's Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. X35 Y326. Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4pm (open through lunch).
    • Available for inspection below.
  • The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, between the hours of 9.15am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Natura Impact Statement and the Appropriate Assessment Screening Report 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 be made in writing only to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01V902 during the above-mentioned period relating to:

  • The impact of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned.
  • The likely effects of the proposed development on the environment, and
  • The likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site.

Submissions or observations must be received by An Bord Pleanála not later than 5.30 pm on Friday 8th July 2022.

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 Citizens Information Service website: www.citizensinformation.ie

Documents & Drawings

Letters to Prescribed Bodies (Section 177AE)


11

Active Travel Scheme - Newtown, Tramore - Pedestrian & Cyclist Scheme

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
28th June, 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: Pedestrian and Cycle Active Travel scheme along the Newtown Hill and Newtown Glen in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Waterford City & County Council intend to carry out a pedestrian and cycle improvement scheme along the Newtown Hill and Newtown Glen in Tramore.

The scheme comprises of the narrowing of the existing carriageway and provision of new and upgraded pedestrian and cycle facilities within the scheme extents. The implementation of this scheme will create a safer route and 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 and active travel options, as part of our actions to reduce transport related carbon emissions. The main elements of the proposed scheme are:

  • Reduction in carriageway width by the provision/improvement of footpaths and cycle lanes and shared surface to encourage reduction in speed and to reduce crossing distances at pedestrian crossings.
  • Provision of adequate width footpaths throughout the scheme.
  • Provision of an adequate cycle-pedestrian shared facility along L4054-0 Newtown road and L-8089-0 Newtown Woods road.

The works will include upgrade of existing footpaths, new footpath construction, new cycle lanes, public lighting, controlled pedestrian crossing points with raised table, build outs, new road markings, upgraded road signage, services diversions, new boundary treatments, accommodation works, 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 more detailed particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection during the period Tuesday 17th May, 2022 to Wednesday 15th June, 2022 below and also in our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street in the City and Davitts Quay, Dungarvan.

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 Ian Ludlow, Staff Officer, Active Travel, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by emailing iludlow@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4p.m. on Tuesday 28th June, 2022. Submissions should be clearly marked with "Submission Part 8 Newtown Hill" 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.

Documents & Drawings


12

Active Travel Scheme - An Grianán, Dungarvan - Footpath and crossing point upgrades

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
20th June, 2022

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake footpath and pedestrian crossing point upgrades and installation of new pedestrian crossings points at An Grianán, Dungarvan. Works will involve the construction of two raised pedestrian crossing points, new footpaths, improved crossing points, minor planting and connecting footpath to Dungarvan Rugby Club pedestrian entrance.

As part of the Active Travel works in the area, the objective is to improve walking routes, improve connections to existing footpaths, create safer crossing points as set out on the attached drawing and help decrease car use for local journeys as part of our actions to reduce transport related carbon emissions.

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 Davitt's Quay, Dungarvan from Tuesday 10th May 2022 to Wednesday 8th June, 2022.

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 20th June 2022.

Documents


13

Active Travel Scheme - Fr Twomey’s Road, Dungarvan – Pedestrian Crossing

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE:
20th June, 2022

Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of new Pedestrian crossing at Fr Twomey’s Road, Dungarvan. The scheme also includes a new Pedestrian/Cycle bridge linking Curraheen Commons to N25. As part of the Active Travel works in the area, the objective is to improve walking routes, improve connections to existing footpaths and create safer crossing points.

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 10th May 2022 to Wednesday 08th June, 2022.

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 20th June 2022.

Documents