Current Public Consultations 2020


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

EXTINGUISHMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY - PIER HEAD ROAD, FERRYBANK, WATERFORD

CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
CONSULTATION END DATE: 21st September, 2020

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council in pursuance of its function 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 83m to a section of Pier Head Road which extends in a north to south direction from the northern side of the level crossing of the Waterford to Rosslare railway line to the end of the former pier which is now incorporated in the Frank Cassin Wharf as indicated on the attached drawing. The public right of way is being extinguished to reflect the non-use of this section of Pier Head Road in recent decades.

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 from Tuesday 11th August, 2020 to Monday 7th September, 2020 below or 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.

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 to arrive no later than 4.00pm on Monday 21st September, 2020. 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.

Downloads

  • Advertisement
  • Drawing of area concerned

  • 2

    NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF SETTING A LOCAL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 22nd August, 2020

    The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. The members of Waterford City and County Council will meet in September to consider this matter. They may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

    Waterford City and County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

    To make your submission you can write to:
    Local Property Tax Consultation,
    Finance Section,
    Waterford City and County Council,
    City Hall,
    Waterford

    OR

    Alternatively submissions can be made by email to: LPT@waterfordcouncil.ie
    or by online submission here
    All submissions must be received by 22nd August 2020.
    There is no prescribed format for a submission.

    Signed: Michael Walsh
    Chief Executive Dated: July 21st, 2020

    Click here for a word document outlining Frequently asked questions


    3

    Proposed infilling of disused Quarry in Kilcaragh, Grantstown, Waterford

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 18th August, 2020

    Kilcaragh Quarry is an old abandoned quarry located approximately 5.5km SE of Waterford City on the L8053 Keiloge Road in a rural area characterised by improved agricultural land. It is the property of Waterford City & County Council and historically was used to extract rock/stone for road building materials. Large depressions/hollows (to a maximum depth of 6 meters) remain where stone has been extracted in the past and it is proposed that these areas are now filled with inert soil and stone. When these hollows are filled, the area will be regraded and returned to its original level with natural scrub and grassland as ground cover.

    Works will cause a temporary impact for local residents with traffic, but will be infrequent and short term in nature. The sightlines at the entrance will be improved to ensure safe access and egress for all vehicles using this access. The proposed development is located in a periurban/rural area and will not negatively impact on the existing landscape due to screening of existing quarry. Works will be subject to and regulated by a waste management plan. A separate application for a Waste Processing Licence will be made following the final approval of the Part 8 by the District Council.

    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.

    Due to Covid 19 restrictions, plans and particulars of the proposed development will not be available for inspection in our public offices but can be accessed below, for the period Tuesday 7th July 2020 to Tuesday 4th August 2020 inclusive. A copy of the plans and particulars can also be requested by contacting Aideen Jacob on 0761 102020 or by email at the address 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 18th August, 2020.

    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 before 4.00pm on Tuesday 18th August, 2020.

    All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this process may form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they may appear in the public domain.

    Downloads

  • Newspaper Advertisement
  • Site Location
  • Site Layout
  • Site Layout (Fill Area)
  • Site Entrance
  • Sections of Site Layout
  • Habitats Directive Project Screening Assessment
  • Commencement Process
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • 4

    Proposed Construction of Traffic Calming Scheme, Waterford Road, Tramore.

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 18th August, 2020

    Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures on the R675 road section between Waterford Road Roundabout (near Apple Green) and Riverstown Roundabout. The proposed scheme will provide continuous shared space for pedestrians and cyclists along both sides of the road between the two roundabouts. This will be delineated using intermittent rubber kerbs to provide additional protection and safety to vulnerable road users.

    The proposed works include:
    Raised Pedestrian Crossing extending from playground to Pedestrian area (L-2107) i.e. 3m wide platform & 2 x 1m tapers either side

  • New Road markings to reduce traffic lane widths to slow down traffic and allow for 3m wide shared surface;
  • Construction of build outs for raised pedestrian crossing;
  • Raised pedestrian crossing located between entrance and exit to the AFC car park to consist of a raised table and a flashing beacon (zebra crossing);
  • A line of set down only car spaces outside the soccer club's car park on the main road from the bridge onwards;
  • Alteration to entrance and exit to the soccer club car park (revised entrance arrangement to be agreed with Tramore AFC);
  • Erecting new bollards with intermittent rubber kerbs to delineate the edge of shared surface.
  • The drawing is available for inspection below but due to the 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 0761102020 from Wednesday 8th July to Tuesday 4th August, 2020.

    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 before 4.00pm on Tuesday 18th August, 2020.

    Downloads

  • Newspaper Advert
  • Drawing 1
  • Drawing 2
  • Commencement Report

  • 5

    Proposed Construction of a Pedestrian Crossing at Cois Trá, Ardmore

    CONSULTATION TYPE: SUBMISSIONS / OBSERVATIONS ACCEPTED
    CONSULTATION END DATE: 11th August, 2020

    Waterford City & County Council proposes to undertake the construction of a macadam raised table in Ardmore from existing footpath outside the Tourist office towards the Playground. The proposal is a traffic calming measure including a raised pedestrian crossing as set out below. The proposal will provide a safe crossing point for all users.

    Works Requirements:
    Raised Pedestrian Crossing extending from playground to Pedestrian area (L-2107) i.e. 3m wide platform & 2 x 1m tapers either side

  • 50mm SMA (10mm macadam)
  • 75mm AC 20 Dense Bin 70/100 des binder course
  • AC14 regulating course – varied thickness
  • The drawings are available for inspection below but due to the Covid 19 restrictions will not be on public display in our offi ce buildings. However a copy of the drawings and details of the proposal are also available on request from Aideen Jacob, Administrative Offi cer, Roads Department at the email address below or by contacting 0761102020 from Wednesday 1st July to Tuesday 28th July, 2020.

    The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with Aideen Jacob, Administrative Offi cer, 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 11th August, 2020.

    Downloads

  • Newspaper Advert
  • Proposed Location (Map)