River Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme Part 10 Planning Submission
SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL AND DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 as amended
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 as amended
NOTICE PURSUANT TO:
Section 175 and Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended.
South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council give notice of their intention to make a joint application seeking approval from An Bord Pleanála for the following proposed development:
River Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme
The proposed development will consist of flood alleviation works along and adjacent to the River Poddle in the townlands of:
- Tymon North, Whitehall, Perrystown, Templeogue, Kimmage (pt. Rathfarnham C.P.) and Kimmage (pt. Crumlin C.P.) in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council.
Kimmage (pt. Rathfarnham C.P.), Kimmage (pt. Crumlin C.P.), Tonguefield, Argos, Haroldscross West, Haroldscross, and Merchant’s Quay in the administrative area of Dublin City Council.
The proposed flood alleviation works will consist of:
- construction of flood defence embankments in Tymon Park (west and east of the M50), Tallaght;
- demolition of the existing flow control structure and footbridge and construction of a flood storage defence spillway with passive flow control structure and replacement footbridge at Tymon Lake in Tymon Park (east of the M50), Tallaght;
- construction of an integrated constructed wetland in Tymon Park (east of the M50), Tallaght;
- channel re-alignment and embankments, and flood defence walls on both banks of the River adjacent to the Lakelands Overflow at an open space located at Whitehall Park, east of Templeville Road, Templeogue;
- construction of a flood defence wall on the left bank of the River, at the rear of properties on Whitehall Road, Terenure and Glendale Park, Walkinstown;
- demolition of existing walls and construction of new flood defence walls on the right bank of the River at the rear of properties on Fortfield Road south of KCR Kimmage Crossroads, Terenure;
- construction of flood defence walls and demolition and replacement of footbridge at Ravensdale Park, Kimmage;
- construction of a flood defence wall on the right bank of the River at the end of St. Martin’s Drive, Kimmage;
- construction of a flood defence wall on the right bank of the River at Mount Argus Close, Harold’s Cross; and
- rehabilitating or replacing manholes in the public roads in the junction of Ravensdale Park and Poddle Park, Kimmage; and in the vicinity of Saint Teresa’s Gardens and Donore Road, and at the rear of the National Stadium, South Circular Road in Merchant’s Quay
- Proposed ancillary works and associated development includes drainage channel clearance and removal of trees where required for the works; rehabilitating or installing culvert screens in locations as required; installing flap valves in all culverts draining to the River; biodiversity enhancements including installation of floating nesting platforms in Tymon Lake in Tymon Park, Tallaght; and landscape mitigation and restoration at Tymon Park, Tallaght; Whitehall Park, Templeogue, and Ravensdale Park and St. Martin’s Drive, Kimmage including public realm improvements, biodiversity enhancements and tree planting and landscaping.
- Temporary works include establishing a main construction compound in Tymon Park with access off Limekiln Road, Tallaght which will be in operation for the entire duration of the works; and temporary works / set down areas at Wainsfort Manor Crescent, Terenure and Ravensdale Park and St. Martin’s Drive, Kimmage which will be in use for the duration of the works to be carried out in these locations. Other temporary works include stockpiling of excavated earth in designated areas of Tymon Park, Tallaght; temporary channel crossings in Tymon Park (west and east of the M50), Tallaght; and channel diversions at Tymon Park, Tallaght and Whitehall Park, Templeogue to enable the works along the River channel to be carried out.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Report has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.
The proposed development has the potential to impact on a designated European site or sites. A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.
The application documentation, including the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and the Natura Impact Statement, may be inspected free of charge or purchased on payment of a specified fee (which fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such copy) during public opening hours for a period of seven weeks commencing on the 27th of February 2020 at the following locations:
- South Dublin County Council offices, County Hall, Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 24 between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on working days from 27th February to 16th April (inclusive).
- Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on working days from 27th February to 16th April (inclusive).
- The offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 between the hours of 9:15 am to 5:30 pm on working days from 27th February to 16th April (inclusive).
- The County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24 between the hours of 9:45am to 8:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:45 am to 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday from 27th February to 16th April (inclusive).
Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, between the hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday from 27th February to 16th April (inclusive).
The application may also be viewed/downloaded on the following website: www.poddlefas.ie.
Submissions or observations may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 during the above mentioned period of seven weeks relating to:
- the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned;
- the likely effects on the environment, if carried out; and
the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site.
Any submissions or observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except in the case of certain prescribed bodies) and must be received by the Board no later than 5:30 pm on the 16th April 2020. Such submissions or observations must also include the following information:
- the name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observation, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent;
- the subject matter of the submission or observation; and
the reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observation is or are based.
Any submissions or observations which do not comply with the above requirements cannot be considered by the Board. A submission or observation duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application.
It is at the absolute discretion of the Board whether to hold an oral hearing on the case.
The Board may in respect of an application for permission decide to
(i) grant the permission, or
(ii) make such modifications to the proposed development as it specifies in its decision and grant permission in respect of the proposed development as so modified, or
(iii) grant permission in respect of part of the proposed development (with or without specified modifications of it of the foregoing kind), and any of the above decisions may be subject to or without conditions, or
refuse to grant the permission.
A person may question the validity of a decision of An Bord Pleanála 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). Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed on the Board’s website at www.pleanala.ie under the heading ‘Information on Cases / Weekly lists – Judicial review of planning decisions’ or on the Citizens Information Service website www.citizensinformation.ie.
Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Infrastructure Section of An Bord Pleanála (Telephone: 01 858 8100).
Date of publication of notice 13th February 2020.