Planning application submitted for Douglas flood relief scheme

Planning application submitted for Douglas flood relief scheme
Douglas Village was badly hit in a flash flood in 2012. Pic: Eddie O'Hare

CORK County Council has submitted a planning application for the proposed Douglas Flood Relief Scheme including the Togher Culvert.

The proposed scheme consists of flood relief works along or adjacent to Douglas River over a combined length of approximately 620m from the Ballybrack Woods (Mangala) to immediately upstream of Church Street.

It also includes the Grange Stream in Donnybrook, the Tramore River in Togher over a length of approximately 810m and at the St. Patrick’s Mills in Douglas.

The proposed works consists of flood defence walls and embankments, new culverts, widening and extension of existing culverts, channel widening, bank stabilisation, construction of new trash screens, bridge replacement, underground pumping stations and tree felling.

The documents are available for viewing at County Hall, Douglas Library, the offices of An Bord Pleanála and download on www.douglasfrs.ie.

Submissions or observations before June 27.

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