TOMORROW is the deadline for people to make their views known on the proposed works at Morrison’s Island.
The Morrison's Island Public Realm and Flood Defence Project aims to deal with tidal flooding in the city centre.
“These quays are the lowest lying in the City Centre and are a source of regular tidal flooding,” Chief Executive Ann Doherty wrote when announcing the plans.
“Flood defences are therefore a priority for this area. The proposals represent an opportunity to bring about comprehensive regeneration of this historic area, and the project aims to enhance the potential of the area for increased levels of business, recreation and leisure activity.”
The Council have held a number of public information sessions about the plans and invited any interested parties to make submissions and observations about the proposed development.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday April 12, by 4pm.
The project will involve remedial works to the existing quay walls, construction of public realm improvement works and flood defence works between Parliament Bridge and Parnell Bridge along Morrison’s Quay and Fr Mathew Quay, and a short section along Union Quay close to Trinity Footbridge.
City centre businesses have raised concerns about the loss of more than 100 parking spaces as a result of the works.
The Save Cork City group also object strongly to the proposals, which they have described as ‘the largest planned destruction of heritage in the history of the state’. They are pushing for a tidal barrier at Little Island as an alternative method to deal with flooding.
Visit https://consult.corkcity.ie/ to view the plans and make a submission.