Project News and Updates
This page contains previously issued updates on the GDD project.
Wednesday 18th December 2013
Fingal County Council has published a report on the fourth phase of public consultation undertaken for the Greater Dublin Drainage project. The report entitled ‘Greater Dublin Drainage Public Consultation Report on the Issues to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement’ details feedback received from local people and other stakeholders on issues to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared for the Project. This round of public consultation followed the publication in June 2013 of the ‘Greater Dublin Drainage Alternative Site Assessment and Route Selection (Phase 4): Final Preferred Site and Routes’.
Public consultation continues until Friday 2nd August 2013 on issues to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared for the Greater Dublin Drainage Project. The EIS will consider issues relating to potential effects on the environment that may occur as a result of the project. Human beings, landscape, visual impact, traffic management and access, effects on air and water quality are examples of relevant topics that people may have specific information or views on that should be considered.
The Greater Dublin Drainage Project is to hold an open evening on Tuesday 16th July 2013 from 3pm to 8pm in the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 where people can come along to meet the project team, have their queries answered and provide feedback on issues to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared for the project relating to potential effects on the environment that may occur as a result of the project.
Greater Dublin Drainage has published the report ‘Alternative Sites Assessment and Routes Selection Report Phase 4: Preferred Sites and Routes Report’ which identifies that the best solution for the future development of wastewater treatment capacity in the wider Dublin region comprises a 26km orbital sewer, a wastewater treatment plant at Clonshagh and an outfall pipe located 6km out to sea from Baldoyle.
Fingal County Council intends to publish a report on ‘The Alternative Sites Assessment and Routes Selection Report Phase 4: Preferred Sites and Routes Report’ for the Greater Dublin Drainage Project at the next Fingal County Council meeting, on Monday 10th June. The report will detail the process used to appraise the three shortlisted site options (Annsbrook, Clonshagh and Newtowncorduff) and identify the emerging preferred site option for the development.
Monday 25th March 2013
Notice is hereby given that Fingal County Council intends to Review the Fingal Sludge Management Plan and carry out an associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
Thursday 14th March 2013
Scoping Report released for Sludge Management Plan for Fingal County Council and associated SEA.
Ecological studies are being carried out in the Fingal area as part of the Greater Dublin Drainage project. These studies include searching for the presence of bats.
Ecological studies are being carried out in the Fingal area as part of the Greater Dublin Drainage project. These studies have found evidence of otter settlements in the area.
Fingal County Council will commence a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the review of the Sludge Management Plan for the Fingal region in the coming months.
Public Consultation Report on ‘Alternative Site Assessment Phase Two: Emerging Preferred Sites and Routes, May 2012’ is published. Decision in 2013 on locations of new infrastructure.
Greater Dublin Drainage project is carrying out dye trace and drogue tracking surveys in Irish Sea off North Dublin. Fluorescent dye and cone shaped drogues may be visible.
Three sites named as emerging preferred site options for proposed regional Wastewater Plant in north DUBLIN. Marine Outfalls to north and south still being considered.
Explanatory Note: How did you get to the 3 emerging preferred sites?
Map issued with Press release click here for Figure 8 Emerging Preferred Site Options
The Greater Dublin Drainage Project Team today published the Public Consultation Report ‘Alternative Site Assessment Phase One: Preliminary Screening Outcomes Report, October 2011 on http://www.greaterdublindrainage.com/project-reports/. It outlines all the issues raised in the more than 10,000 submissions received from local people and other stakeholders during the project’s non-statutory public consultation held from October to December last year as part of the process of finding the most suitable locations for a new regional wastewater treatment works, a new marine outfall and a new orbital sewer.
One Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant will have a lesser impact on the environment than a number of smaller plants, Project Engineer for Greater Dublin Drainage project tells Elected Members.
New Report puts future of Dublin Region under microscope
‘Changing faces – Shifting Sands’ is a major new Report on demographic trends in the greater Dublin Region. Prepared by three leading academics it analyses the recent census and Eurostat data to come up with recommendations for the future of the Dublin Region. Commissioned by Dublin City Council as part of its “Think Dublin “ programme it provides a descriptive overview of the key trends in the structure and the movement of the population, the report also draws out some of the policy implications of these changes for Dublin and Ireland over the coming years.
Fingal County Council confirms that the issues people raised in the more than 10,000 submissions received during the recent consultation for the Greater Dublin Drainage project, are being considered by the project’s technical and environmental specialists in advance of any further shortlisting of sites, in early summer. The Greater Dublin Drainage project will identify a suitable location for vital new wastewater treatment infrastructure in north Co Dublin; a new regional wastewater treatment works, a marine outfall and an orbital sewer.
The Environmental Protection Agency Published a report on 16.02.12 focussing on the Urban Waste Water Discharges in Ireland and the need for substantial and sustained investment to meet European Union targets.
The Greater Dublin Drainage Project Team has received over 10,000 submissions from members of the public and other stakeholders, since October 10th, when the identification of nine land parcels in north Dublin, within which the new regional wastewater treatment plant could potentially be located, marked the start of the second round of non statutory public consultation on the project.
Fingal County Council has posted new information about the Greater Dublin Drainage project on the www.greaterdublindrainage.ie site to counteract misinformed facts circulating about the Project.
Fingal County Council extends date for receiving submissions on Greater Dublin Drainage Project until 2nd December to facilitate local communities making submissions
Fingal Co Council Identifies Nine Potential Land Parcels For New Wastewater Infrastructure And Announces Further Public Consultation.
Fingal County Council First Consultation Report on Greater Dublin Drainage Published
Update on Open Days for Greater Dublin Drainage
Fingal County Council offers people the earliest opportunity to feed in the first step to determine the best locations for vital new drainage and water treatment infrastructure.
“Greater Dublin Drainage” Launches – Fingal County Council to consult widely on new wastewater infrastructure.