Constraints Consultation

Please note this phase of non-statutory consultation has now closed.

At critical points in the development of Greater Dublin Drainage, Fingal County Council will seek specific feedback from members of the public and organisations to assist them in shaping the project. The first of these opportunities involves the identification of constraints. Constraints are those features or designations, such as protected areas, in the landscape that might make an area unsuitable as a location for the project. This is a very important part of the development of the project and offers an opportunity for early engagement with the general public and interested groups and organisations.

Non-Statutory Constraints Consultation
Fingal County Council would like to consult with the general public and all interested groups and organisations at a very early stage of Greater Dublin Drainage. The Greater Dublin Drainage initiative aims to provide the drainage infrastructure the GDA needs to continue to develop, both socially and economically, while also improving the environmental quality of water in line with Ireland’s obligations under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). The initiative involves the provision of a new wastewater treatment works, a marine outfall and a new drainage network in the northern part of the GDA.

Fingal County Council is seeking feedback on all of these issues or any relevant concerns that you would like to raise. Some questions to consider include:

1.    What regional or locally important constraints should Fingal County Council consider in the identification of sites for the drainage system, treatment plant, and marine outfall?

2.    What concerns or potential issues do you consider important that Fingal County Council should address during this alternative site identification phase?

3.    How would you like to be involved and communicated with as the project progresses?

4.    Are there any other points that are relevant that you would like Fingal County Council to consider?

Fingal County Council will collate all feedback received from this engagement process into a report, which will be placed on this website and for comment. This report will form part of the decision-making process on the development of Greater Dublin Drainage.

This phase of the non-statutory consultation is four weeks long, ending on 24 June 2011.

There are many ways in which members of the public and interested groups/organisations can have their say on Greater Dublin Drainage.

Come meet the Project Team at one of our Open Days in Fingal:

  • 7th June 2011, Fingal County Council, Swords, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 8th June 2011, Fingal County Council, Blanchardstown, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 14th June 2011, Balbriggan Town Hall, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 16th June 2011, Fingal County Council, Swords, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Submissions can also be on the phone line, in writing, or by email. Please see our Contact Us page for more details.

This early engagement is in addition to and does not affect peoples’ rights to consult later during the statutory phases. All consultation periods are equally important to the development of Greater Dublin Drainage and Fingal County Council welcomes feedback from all interested stakeholders at any stage.