Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (72)

Joan Burton

Question:

72. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 192 of 11 July 2018, if there has been further progress in the evaluation of the flooding in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40916/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Hazelhatch area of Celbridge, County Kildare was assessed as part of the Eastern CFRAM Study. The Plans identified the need for a further study of the area before being able to identify any feasible option to manage the existing flood risk.

A study, carried out by consultants on behalf of the local authority, highlighted the need for a re-assessment of the local hydrology for the area. The study also revealed the need to investigate the operation of the local drainage network.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) and Kildare County Council have completed the development of the required project brief. Commissioning this further study rests with the local authority to progress.