Mountmellick Flood Relief Scheme - Emerging Options Engagement Event

Dúnta13 Aib, 2021, 9:00am - 10 Bea, 2021, 4:00pm

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Laois County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) invite residents, businesses, landowners and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory consultation process regarding Emerging Options for the Mountmellick Flood Relief Scheme.

The Project Team has identified 3 Emerging Options to manage flood risk in Mountmellick. The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback from interested parties on the 3 Emerging Options with a view to an application to An Bord Pleanála for the preferred option. This consultation serves to advise that process. 

The Emerging Options Consultation Process is a virtual, on-line, consultation, available at Interested parties can access a consultation room to examine the detail of the Emerging Options. The consultation room will be available from Friday 16th April 2021 at 6pm until Monday 3rd May 2021 at 4pm. Any technical difficulties accessing the consultation room can be referred the project team at 061 345463 or to Mountmellick FRS Project Office, JBA Consulting, Unit 24 Grove Island, Corbally, Limerick.

The consultation room provides a summary presentation and detailed displays regarding:

• Understanding flooding in Mountmellick,

• The broad range of flood management measures considered,

• Testing flood management measures and grouping the measures into emerging options,

• The measures and options which are not effective in reducing flood risk in Mountmellick,

• The options which are effective in reducing flood risk in Mountmellick.


Submissions pertaining to the proper planning and sustainable development of the Emerging Options including but not limited to constraints, opportunities or alternatives can be made before 4pm on Monday 10th May, 2021 as follows:


Climate Change & Adaptation
Flood Relief
Business & Development
Public Realm
Town Team
alternative options
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