Loughlinstown Flood Relief Scheme 1st phase funding announced
Office of Public Works & Flood Relief initially funding €778k
Full scheme to protect over 250 homes
The Office of Public Works and Flood Relief have announced approval of funding of €778,000 to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the construction of a Flood Storage Area in Kilbogget Park in Cabinteely. The funding forms part of the overall proposed €9.6m investment in the Loughlinstown Flood Relief Scheme. The scheme is being led by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, with funding provided by the OPW.
The Loughlinstown scheme was listed amongst the first tranche of schemes prioritised by Government in its Flood Risk Management Plans announced in 2018. The proposed plans emanated from the Government’s Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, which studied 80% of our primary causes of flooding in communities that house almost two thirds of our population. The implementation of the Plans is supported by the Government’s commitment of almost €1 billion for flood risk management in the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027.
The local flooding map for the immediate can be accessed on the Council website here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/map_7.pdf
While Loughlinstown is a single Flood Relief Scheme, it consists of 2 river catchments, namely Deansgrange and Carrickmines/Shanganagh.
Contractors JBA/JB Barry were appointed in late 2019 as Consultants for the Deansgrange element of the Scheme and work is already underway in designing viable, cost effective and sustainable flood relief measures for this area.
Construction is expected to start towards the end of August and should be complete by end of 2020.
The Loughlinstown Scheme, when fully completed, will provide protection for over 250 homes as well as a number of sporting facilities.