Part VIII - Askeaton Pool and Leisure Flood Protection Scheme

opendate_range19 Feb, 2021, 9:00am - 2 Apr, 2021, 4:00pm

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LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL

PART 8 DEVELOPMENT

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended) 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended) 

 

In accordance with Part XI of the Planning & Development Acts 2000 (as amended) and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Limerick City & County Council proposes to complete Flood Protection Works to Askeaton Pool and Leisure, Askeaton, Co.Limerick

 

The proposed development will consist of:

(i) Construction of impermeable concrete platforms within the Plant and Filtration Room, the Chemical Store and Chemical Dosing Room.  The platform within each room will consist of a new base slab, perimeter walls and suspended concrete floor.  This will raise the plant room floors safely above flood levels and exclude contaminated river water from entering the plant rooms.  External doorways will also be raised to maintain access; 

(ii) Raising the floor of the Plant and Filtration Room by 1.3m to a level of 4.3mOD; 

(iii) Raising the floor of the Chemical Store and Chemical Dosing Room by 1.2m to 4.2mOD while maintaining a minimum of 2.1m head height in these rooms; 

(iv)  In the service yard, construction of a new raised walkway alongside the rear wall of the building to maintain external access to the Plant and Filtration Room, the Chemical Store and Chemical Dosing Room.  The walkway will merge into existing ground levels at the north, with stairs at the south to provide access from the service yard. The existing service yard security gate will be redesigned to accommodate the new walkway.  

(v) In the service yard, the wall of the bund around the oil tank will be raised to prevent ingress of water into the oil bund during a flood event; 

(vi) In the service yard, heat exchangers and their enclosures will be raised on a new frame to prevent damage by water during a flood event. 

 

Limerick City & County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report and has determined that significant impacts on the environment are not anticipated.  Accordingly, it has been determined that an EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development. Nonetheless any person may within 4 weeks from the date of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination.  

 

Limerick City & County Council has carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and has determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development. 

 

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection from Friday 19th February 2021 up to and including Friday 19th March 2021 during its public opening hours (excluding bank holidays) at the Customer Services Desk, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 and at the Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick, V94 WV78 during its public opening hours (excluding bank holidays). Plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available for inspection online during the above timeframes at https://mypoint.limerick.ie

 

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to The Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick, V94 WV78 or by email to planning@limerick.ie on or before 4pm on Friday 2nd April 2021

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made online at  https://mypoint.limerick.ie on or before 4pm on Friday 2nd April 2021

 

Note: Only submissions made in the above manner will be considered as valid submissions for the purposes of the Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to Council.  

 

Signed: Gordon Daly, Director of Service 

Community Development Directorate,

Limerick City & County Council, 

Merchants Quay, Limerick.