Fingal council to hold consultations on coastal defence proposals

by Rachel Darcy

Fingal County Council will be holding six live online consultation events on coastal defence proposals for Portrane and Rush, with the public being invited to make submissions and observations.

The consultation sessions will include a presentation on the studies undertaken, the proposed coastal defence scheme and a Question and Answers session.

Fingal County Council has commissioned a Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Assessment Report for the Rogerstown Outer Estuary and an Options Report for addressing coastal erosion and flooding at Portrane and Rush.

These reports were commissioned in response to significant concerns regarding coastal erosion and coastal flooding in the Burrow Peninsula, Portrane and some of the coastal areas in Rush.

The online consultations are taking place on Friday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 16 with three slots each day: 10am to 11am; 2pm to 3pm and 6pm to 7pm.

To attend for one of these events, members of the public can express their interest by email to coast@fingal.ie. A name and preferred date and time slot should be included in the email.

All relevant documentation for the scheme can be found here.

In addition to the information presented on this consultation portal, a separate virtual consultation room has been set up to present the results of the studies and the coastal defence options proposed for the area, that can be viewed here.

Submissions and Observations can be made in respect of the reports and proposed coastal defence scheme from Thursday, September 3 to Friday, October 16, inclusive.

Submissions/Observations can be made online at https://consult.fingal.ie. by email to coast@fingal.ie or in writing to
Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin, K67X8Y2.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 16 at 5pm, with those making submissions asked to submit by one medium only i.e. in hard copy or online or by E-mail.

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