Saturday 16 December 2017

Plans for controversial flood barriers in capital put on hold

PLANS to obstruct one of the best sea views in the capital with controversial flood barriers were sent back to the drawing board last night.

In a three-hour meeting between Dublin City Council and concerned residents and business owners from the north Dublin suburb of Clontarf, plans to build a 9ft-high flood barrier along the picturesque promenade were put on hold.

Dublin City Council assured residents and business owners they would revise their plans.

The proposed Flood Defence Scheme and Water Mains project is expected to stretch 3km and reach up to 9ft on the promenade from Alfie Byrne Road to the Wooden Bridge.

Dublin City Council secured planning permission for the €11m project in 2008, but residents say they were only made aware of the scale of the work last month.

Irish Independent

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