Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Dúnta7 Iúil, 2021, 8:30am - 15 M.F., 2021, 11:59pm


  • Provide an assessment/identification of flood risk for the Development Plan area in accordance with “The Planning System and Flood Risk Management –Guidelines for Planning Authorities” (The Guidelines), 2009, published by the Department for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Office of Public Works (OPW).
  • Undertake a Flood Risk Assessment Report assessing the hydrology and hydraulics and determining mechanisms of flooding in the Development Plan area, taking into account anticipated future increases in rainfall, river flows and sea level rise as a result of climate change.
  • Provide recommendations for future flood risk assessments for proposed developments and planning applications, in accordance with The Guidelines.
  • Delineate Riparian Corridors at a strategic level and detail requirements for hydromorphological assessments to aid in meeting our obligations under the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive. Riparian Corridors are identified to protect and enhance watercourses and their natural regimes including: ecological, biogeochemical, hydromorphological and flood resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Liaison with Consultants completing the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Appropriate Assessment and South Dublin County Council as well as public consultation.

Download the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) [PDF]


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