Information meeting on Douglas and Togher flooding plan

Information meeting on Douglas and Togher flooding plan
Flash flooding that struck Douglas in 2012. Pic: Eddie O'Hare

A Public Information Day on the Douglas Flood Relief Scheme, including the Togher Culvert Scheme will be held in Douglas Community Centre on Tuesday.

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).

The Flood Risk Management Plan, which was published in 2010, recommended flood relief measures for the Togher area. However, the Douglas area was badly affected by flooding in June 2012. 

Cork County Council, acting as Agents for the OPW has now commissioned consultants Arup to carry out the design of the recommended scheme in Togher and to develop a Flood Relief Scheme for Douglas.

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.

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