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Flood Relief

 Arklow Flood Relief Scheme

The Office of Public Works (OPW) and Wicklow County Council have commissioned Byrne Looby PH McCarthy (BLP) and Arup to undertake engineering and environmental studies respectively to assess and develop a viable, cost effective and sustainable Flood Relief Scheme for the Avoca River, Arklow.

The process of identifying a preferred scheme to address fluvial and coastal flooding in Arklow includes a detailed assessment of a range of flood risk management measures to determine their technical, economic, social and environmental viability.

Following a detailed scheme options assessment process, the series of measures that will make up the emerging preferred flood relief scheme for the Avoca River, Arklow have now been identified.

A number of changes in design were implemented, taking into account outcomes from consultation.

An update presentation was given to Arklow District Members on 10th of March 2021 and a Public Information Session was completed (12th - 26th March 2021) and the Project Team are responding to the Public's comments

The Compulsory Purchase Order was signed by the Chief Executive and nominated member on the 25th of May 2021.

The Environmental Impact Statement and application to An Bord Pleanala will be submitted to An Bord Pleanala on the 31st of May 2021.

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