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OPW Statutory Public Consultation on Draft Flood Maps

 

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To whom it may concern:

 

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Regulations 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the European Communities (Assessment and Management of Flood Risks) Regulations, 2010 S.I. No 122 of 2010, as amended by the European Communities (Assessment and Management of Flood Risks) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015, S.I. No. 495 of 2015 that we, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, having prepared Flood Hazard maps and Flood Risk maps, under the terms of said Regulations, have sent a copy of the draft maps to all county and city councils for exhibition in their principal offices. 

 

A copy of the draft maps will be available for inspection by any person, claiming to be interested therein, from 20th November, 2015 to 23rd December, 2015, both dates inclusive, during normal opening hours at the principal offices of each county and city council. 

 

For Donegal, maps are available for viewing at the County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4.30pm on Friday.

 

The draft maps are also available for inspection online at - http://maps.opw.ie/flood_draftmap_consult/

 

Observations or commentsin regard to said draft maps may be sent to the Commissioners of Public Works no later than 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December, 2015 by post to:

 

Draft Flood Maps Public Consultation

Engineering Services

OPW HQ

Jonathan Swift St.

Trim

Co Meath

 

or via the website http://maps.opw.ie/flood_draftmap_consult/

 

Questionnaires for completion in relation to commenting on the draft maps are available in local authority principal offices and on the website.   

 

Objections

Under Regulation 13, as amended, any person who is the owner, occupier or user of the land shown on the flood hazard maps, as falling within the three flood extent scenarios set out in Regulation 11(3)(a),(b) or (c) may within one month of the appearance of this notice, lodge an objection with the Commissioners of Public Works, to the inclusion of such land, stating the reasons why the person considers it unreasonable to conclude that the land in question could be flooded according to the relevant scenarios.      

 

Objections must be made in writing by post on the Form to Lodge Objections to the Draft Flood Hazard Maps no later than 5pm on Monday, 21st December, 2015 to:

 

Draft Flood Maps Objections

Engineering Services

OPW HQ

Jonathan Swift St.

Trim

Co Meath

 

 

Persons intending to make an objection should read the Procedures for Processing Objections to the Draft Flood Maps. These Procedures and the Form are available on the consultation website http://maps.opw.ie/flood_draftmap_consult/

or at local authority principal offices where the draft maps are on display.

 

Further Information:

Email : draftmaps@opw.ie

or call 046 9426468 

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