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Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd have been appointed by South Dublin County Council to lead the design of the landmark Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme.
This project is an adaptation action by South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council in response to future threats posed by climate change. The scheme is estimated to cost in the region of €7 million. This project is funded by the Office of Public Works.
The Poddle River has caused extensive flooding in the region in the past, costing life and causing damage to resources and businesses. The Poddle River Flood Alleviation Scheme aims to address this and provide added protection to property along the river.
On the 28th March, Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd. were appointed as design consultants for the Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme. When completed, this scheme will provide protection to in excess of 800 properties along the Poddle River in the South Dublin County and Dublin City Council areas.
Work is now progressing on both the preliminary design stage and with environmental studies. A Part 10 planning application will be submitted to An Bord Pleanala following a public consultation process. The OPW, South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council are working together on this project with construction work expected to start in late 2019 or early 2020.
Cllr Pamela Kearns Chair of the Environment Public Realm and Climate Change Strategic Policy Committee of South Dublin County Council said, ‘This is a welcome development as the work on the Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme is hugely important to the residents in the area.”
Cllr Paddy McCarten, Chair of the South East Area in Dublin City Council said,
“DCC and OPW have put in place extensive flood alleviation measures on the Dodder and I welcome their further cooperation on the Poddle. This will give significant protection to homeowners in the city and county for decades to come.”
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South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.
South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.
Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.