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Arklow Flood Relief Scheme

Friday 12 March 2021

Arklow Flood Relief Scheme

Public Information Session – March 2021

Welcome to WCC’s and the OPW’s public information session about the proposed flood relief works for Arklow Town.

The proposed flood relief works are being undertaken for the purpose of preventing the periodic flooding of lands and properties in the Arklow area.

The preferred scheme has been developed over the last number of years and will involve the following –

·         Catchment Management

·         Channel and Bank Maintenance

·         Minor modifications to Arklow Bridge

·         Sluice valves, Non-return valves and pumping

·         Flood defence walls and embankments

·         Lowering the floor of Arklow Bridge

·         Downstream widening on South Quay

·         Upstream and downstream extensive dredging

·         Debris trap

The purpose of this information session is keep you informed of how the scheme will proceed and give you the chance to ask questions about the scheme.

Please see link below to the presentation for the Arklow Public Information Session – If you have any questions in relation to its content please do not hesitate to email us at will receive a reply from a member of the project team who will endeavour to ensure you receive the information you request.

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This email address will be active for a two week period from the 12th of March to the 26th of March 2021.

Forthcoming Opportunities for Consultation ​

In the coming weeks the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the Flood Relief Scheme will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála. ​This is the final public information session before the submission is made to An Bord Pleanala.

At that stage the full EIAR and scheme drawings will be available for viewing on the WCC website.  We encourage all parties to inspect the documents at that time and to submit observations to ABP as part of the forthcoming statutory consultation process. The publication of the EIAR and CPO will be widely advertised.​

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