Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (276)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

276. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 26 February 2019, if the further study being commissioned by Kildare County Council has commenced; if not, when it will commence; when the study will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14185/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Hazelhatch area of Celbridge, County Kildare was assessed as part of the Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study. The Flood Risk Management Plans identified the need for a further study of the area to help identify any feasible option to manage the existing flood risk.

This further study, being commissioned by Kildare County Council, is carrying out a detailed technical/hydro geological assessment. The Council expects that the tender competition will be completed by end of April 2019 with the completed report expected to be available towards the end of July, 2019 and will help inform the management of the flood risk in this area.