Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (Including Togher Culvert)

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Programme Update August 2018

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Douglas FRS Planning Application

Cork County Council is pleased to announce that we submitted an application to seek approval from An Bord Pleanála for the proposed Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (including Togher Culvert).

The proposed scheme consists of flood relief works along and/or adjacent to and/or in the vicinity of the following watercourses:

  1. The Ballybrack Stream (Douglas River) over a combined length of approximately 620m from the Ballybrack Woods (Mangala) to immediately upstream of Church Street, Douglas
  2. The Grange Stream in Donnybrook over a length of approximately 480m.
  3. The Tramore River in Togher over a length of approximately 810m.
  4. The Tramore River at St. Patrick’s Mills, Douglas over a length of approximately 80m.

The proposed works consists of flood defence walls and embankments, new culverts, replacement, widening and extension of existing culverts, channel widening, deepening, realignment and regrading, channel maintenance, bank stabilisation, removal of existing trash screens and construction of new trash screens, bridge removal, bridge replacement, road regrading, underground pumping stations, service diversions, relocation of two no. ESB substations/kiosks, tree felling, tree planting and landscaping, and all associated and ancillary works.

The documents are available for viewing from the 18th May 2017 at County Hall, Douglas Library, the offices of An Bord Pleanála and will also be available for download on this page from the 18th May 2017

Submissions or observations may be made only to An Bord Pleanála (‘the Board’) 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 relating to-

  1. The Ballybrack Stream (Douglas River) over a combined length of approximately 620m from the Ballybrack Woods (Mangala) to immediately upstream of Church Street, Douglas.
  2. the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, if carried out.

Any submissions/observations must be received by the Board not later than 5.30 p.m. on the 29th June 2017.

Cork County Council is the lead authority for the scheme for the purposes of Section 85 of the Local Government Act, 2001.

Cork County Council on behalf of the Office of Public Works

May 2017

Public Information Day no.3

A Public Information Day on the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (including Togher Culvert) Scheme will be held in Douglas Community Centre on Tuesday 4th April 2017 from 3pm to 9pm.

The preferred design option for the Flood Relief Scheme has been progressed further and Cork County Council is currently preparing an application to An Bord Pleanála under Section 175 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 for development works requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Members of the public are invited to attend the information day to submit comments and make their views known to the Project Design Team between 3pm and 9pm on Tuesday 4th April.

Further Treatment of Japanese Knotweed

Further Japanese Knotweed Advance Treatment Works will commence in September 2016. In order to carry out these works, Cork County Council's Contractor (O'Donovan Agri Environmental Services Ltd) will require access to lands along the Ballybrack Stream. Your cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated. For details on the Japenese Knotweed treatment extent see the map in the download section of this site.

Topical and Drainage Survey 2016

Cork County Council have appointed Amelio Utilities Ltd to undertake a topographic and drainage survey in Douglas and Togher. Surveying will commence Monday 25th July and will take place over three to four weeks. The surveying of ground levels and a CCTV survey of drainage lines will facilitate the detailed design of the Flood Relief Scheme.

Land required for the scheme

Cork County Council will write to every known landowners where it is proposed to construct part of the proposed flood defences on their land. The correspondence will commence on a phased basis from the end of June 2016. This will commence the process of seeking to reach a formal agreement with each landowner to enter onto their land to construct and maintain the scheme.

Site Investigation Works 2016

Cork County Council has appointed Priority Geotechnical Ltd. (PGL) to carry out site investigation works to inform the detailed design of the scheme. The works comprises the investigation of ground conditions using site investigation techniques for the two areas of the scheme, i.e. Douglas and Togher. The site investigation techniques include trial pits, slit trenches, rotary coreholes, groundwater monitoring, permeability tests, walls cores and reinforcement scanning. The overall Site Investigation Works are expected to take place between the 26th May 2016 and the 01st July 2016. PGL will contact and meet with the affected landowners prior to any works taking place.

Togher Interim Works 2015

Cork County Council carried out minor advanced works in Togher in the summer of 2015. These works were located on Togher Road in the vicinity of the northern entrance to Greenwood estate. The works consisted of the construction of additional gullies on Togher road, a new ramp across the road at the entrance to Greenwood and replacing sections of wall adjacent to the Tramore River with railings. These works were undertaken as reasonably practicable measures to reduce the amount of flood water flowing down into Greenwood estate.

Treatment of Japanese Knotweed

Advance treatment of Japanese Knotweed (an invasive plant species) will be carried out in Douglas Community Park, Ravensdale & Ballybrack Valley over the coming weeks. The eradication of Japanese Knotweed will facilitate the construction of the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme and will protect properties in the affected areas from potential damage caused by the growth and spread of the plant. This advance work is the beginning of a treatment programme which will continue in 2016. For further details on Japanese Knotweed and its treatment please see the information leaflet in the download section of this site.

Douglas FRS Constraints Study

The Constraints Study report for the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (Including Togher Culvert) is now available in the downloads area.

Douglas Flood Relief Scheme Public Information Day No. 2

The second Public Information Day for the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (Including Togher Culvert) will be held in Nemo Rangers GAA Club on Wednesday 8th October 2014 from 3pm to 9pm. The Public Information Day will provide an update on the identification of engineering measures for Douglas and Togher. Members of the public are invited to attend and make their views and comments known to the project's design team.

All material presented at the Public Information Day including the brochure, questionnaire, maps and posters are available in the downloads area.

Douglas Flood Relief Scheme Public Information Day No. 1

The first Public Information Day for the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (Including Togher Culvert) will be held in Douglas Community Centre on Wednesday 26th February 2014 from 3pm to 7pm. Members of the public are invited to attend and make their views and comments known to the project's design team.

A brochure for the event, and a set of information posters are available in the downloads area.

 

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