On the 28th July 2020 I announced approval of funding of €778,000 to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the construction of a Flood Storage Area in Kilbogget Park, Cabinteely. The funding forms part of the Government’s overall proposed €9.6m investment in the Loughlinstown Flood Relief Scheme. The scheme is being led by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, with funding provided by the Office of Public Works.
The Loughlinstown scheme was listed amongst the first tranche of schemes prioritised by Government in its Flood Risk Management Plans announced in 2018. The proposed plans emanated from the Government’s Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, which studied 80% of our primary causes of flooding in communities that house almost two thirds of our population. The implementation of the Plans is supported by the Government’s commitment of almost €1 billion for flood risk management in the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027.
While Loughlinstown is a single Flood Relief Scheme, it consists of 2 river catchments, namely Deansgrange and Carrickmines/Shanganagh. The Loughlinstown Scheme, when completed, will provide protection for an estimated 256 properties.
JBA/JB Barry were appointed in late 2019 as Consultants for the Deansgrange element of the Scheme and work is already underway in designing viable, cost effective and sustainable flood relief measures for this area.