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Appropriate Assessment for Ground Investigation Works

The flood embankments that make up the Shannon Town & Environs flood defences are made up of embankments that are under two separate ownerships/control
and as such there were two separate statutory approval processes and AA for the proposed GI works in accordance with relevant legislation; 

1. Bunratty
Rineanna Embankment Scheme – Office of Public Works (OPW) has maintenance responsibilities of said embankment and therefore the OPW is the public authority, 
and sought consultation from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)., on the likely significant impacts on the Lower Shannon SAC and SPA. 
The works will be carried out under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945.

The AA screening, Natura Impact Statement and determination statement can be downloaded from the link below.

AA screening Report  (Main Report)

Appendix A

Natura Impact Statement (Main Report)

Appendix B


AA Determination Statement Shannon FRS SI Works

2. Shannon Airport
Embankment Scheme – Shannon Airport Authority has ownership of said embankment and therefore Clare County Council is the competent authority under the 
Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended and conducted the AA on the planning application.
The application and related documents can be viewed at



Postal address: Shannon Flood Relief Scheme Project Manager – RPS Consulting, Lyrr 2, IDA Business and Technology Park, Mervue, Galway, H91 H9CK

Telephone: +353 91 400 200


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