Friday 11th November 2011: Fingal County Council is to extend the date by which people can make submissions on the potential locations for a regional wastewater treatment plant, an orbital sewer and a marine outfall in north County Dublin, until Friday 2nd December.

“We want to give more time to people who are in the process of putting together a detailed submission and who are concerned that they won’t be ready by the non statutory public consultation closing date of 18th November”, says Peter O’Reilly, Project Engineer, Fingal Co Council.  “Some communities have told us that they only became aware of the new wastewater infrastructure project following the announcement on 10th October that we have identified nine potential land parcels for further studies.  From the start of this project earlier this year we have been consulting widely with as many people as possible in the local communities and with all interested stakeholders to make sure we gather all relevant information about the potential suitability of any of these land parcels as a location for the new regional wastewater treatment plant that will be needed by 2020.”

The Greater Dublin Drainage Project Team will continue to accept submissions for ten working days after the original 18th November closing date for this period of non statutory public consultation.

“Even if a submission reaches the Project Team after the new date of Friday 2nd December 2011, submissions can be accepted and the issues raised can be reviewed at any time throughout the Project’s development. However, individual submissions that are received after the extended submission date may not be included in the final Consultation Report on this stage of the Project”, says Peter O’Reilly.  “We are holding very early stage, non-statutory public consultation on this project, so that people can give their views and have them taken into account before any decisions are made on the locations for the regional wastewater treatment works, the marine outfall for the treated wastewater and an orbital sewer.”


For further information: Mary Murphy: 087 233 6415/ Fingal Co Co Press Office: 01 890 5998