Coastal Protection Measures at the former Bray Landfill
South of Woodbrook Golf Club Co. Dublin is an area of shoreline that was formerly used as an historic landfill site (the Old/Former Bray Landfill. The exact period of operation of the landfill is not known, however, it is known that it was closed in 1968. The shoreline in this area is eroding resulting in the deposition of landfill material onto the beach fronting this area. Concerns have been expressed about the situation for some time.
The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) Coastal Defence Strategy Study recommended in 2010 that this material should be removed or prevented from falling into the sea.
Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) was commissioned by DLRCC to undertake both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 risk assessment stages of the EPA Code of Practice. The results of the risk assessments indicate that the site is a “Class C – Low Risk” site and recommended long term coastal erosion protection.
DLRCC now propose to proceed to detailed design and construction of the Coastal Erosion Protection Project and are seeking comments from members of the public. Please make your submission here