Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (35)

Clare Daly

Question:

35. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the communication his Department has had with Fingal County Council over the past 18 months in relation to the provision of funding to deal with dune erosion and coastal protection. [42296/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In February 2013, the Office of Public Works approved funding of €57,800 under the Minor Works Scheme to Fingal County Council for a coastal erosion and risk management study for Portrane/Rush and I am advised that the Council expects to have the report to hand shortly.

In March 2013, the OPW received a Minor Works Scheme coastal erosion funding application from the Council for Emergency Sea Defence Works for the R127 Balbriggan to Skerries Regional Road. This is currently being assessed. Further information with regard to this application has been received from the Council.

In June 2013, the Council submitted a coastal flooding application under the Minor Works Scheme for a study to develop the design of flood mitigation works at the Town Centre, Malahide. The OPW has sought further information on the application from the Council.