The project will comprise five stages, as set out below:
Development of a number of flood defence options and the identification of a preferred Scheme.
Completed Spring 2016
Public Exhibition of Scheme.
Completed Winter 2016
Detailed Design, Confirmation and Tender.
(See note below)
Stage 4 & 5
Construction and Handover of the Works.
Scheduled for commencement by Quarter 4 2021 (See note below)
NOTE: The Office of Public Works through the Arterial Drainage Acts has submitted the proposal for the Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for formal Confirmation. In May 2020, the Office of Public Works received correspondence from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that an independent assessment has been conducted and, pursuant to section 7(B) sub-section 4 of the 2019 European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Arterial Drainage) Regulations, certain items of further information are requested to complete the process.
The additional information requested generally relates to further detail on the processes followed and assessments undertaken in developing the scheme. The additional information has been submitted to the Department in order that the assessment can be completed and the scheme confirmed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This information was provided to the Department at the end of October 2020. Following a review period in November and December 2020 the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed the Glashaboy River (Glanmire/Sallybrook) Drainage Scheme on the 18th of January 2021.
The programme for the appointment of a Contractor for this scheme is currently being updated to reflect confirmation.
The scheme will be funded from within the allocated €1 billion for flood risk management over the period 2018 – 2027. Provision for the cost of the Scheme is included in the Office of Public Works' multi annual capital allocation.
The Key Public Consultation Dates were as follows:
Public Consultation Day No. 1:
26th February 2014
Public Consultation Day No. 2:
Emerging Preferred Option
20th February 2015
Public Consultation Day No. 3:
Statutory Exhibition of Scheme
November - December 2016
The main elements of each stage are described below:
The study area consists of:
The Glashaboy River and Estuary, and its tributaries including the Butlerstown River.
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