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Turlough flood relief measures at Ballyvelaghan, Co. Clare

Clare County Council approach to non-draining turlough at Ballyvelaghan (2018)

1) environmental-impact assessment

2) applied to An Bord Pleanála for permission for flood-relief measures

Ballyvaughan Turlough SAC

Clare County Council applied to An Bord Pleanála under the provisions of Section 177AE of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) for a flood alleviation project at Mortyclogh, Co. Clare.

A Natura Impact Statement was submitted along with other documentation in support of the application

Proposal was for:

Construction of a pumping station (underground chambers (3.5m x 4m wide x 4m deep), control kiosk 2m3, concrete hardstanding 300m2, mesh fence to surround and screen planting),
• Construction of a rising main (pipe 550mm diameter x 700m long buried within a trench) between the pumping station and outlet,
• Construction of an inlet and outlet chamber at Poulnaclogh/ Mucknish Bay with overflowing weir,
• All other associated works.

Note: The NIS refers to an associated feasibility study and preliminary design report by Hydro Environmental Ltd, which is not included with the application

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