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Application to An Bord Pleanála for the Proposed River Morell Flood Management Scheme

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 175(4)(a) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) that Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, proposes to seek approval from An Bord Pleanála for the proposed River Morell Flood Management Scheme.

The Scheme proposes to undertake flood relief works and all associated site works along the Morell north of Naas in townlands which include Ballyhays, Turnings, Killenmore & Baronrath, Sherlockstown & Killeenmore, Kill East and Tuckmilltown.

The works will consist of:

  • The construction of approximately 7,423 metres of new embankments. These new embankments will consist of a clay core with surrounding fill materials covered in topsoil.
  • Restoration works, as required, to approximately 1,842m of existing embankments shall be carried out.  
  • Approximately 474m of new  concrete flood walls, ranging between 1m and 2m in height shall be provided.
  • Culvert alterations shall be carried out throughout the Morell Catchment including the upgrading of existing culverts, the opening of a blocked culvert and in stream works for the installation of scour protection measures, as well as the complete restoration of a culvert as required.
  • Stream realignment works are proposed in Tuckmilltown and Killeenmore. The realignment in Tuckmilltown will remove the sharp ox-bow bend. The realignment in Killeenmore allows a flood defence to be constructed between the stream and the railway embankment.
  • All associated and ancillary development including temporary construction and excavation works, site compound and stockpiling areas.


A copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Statement for the proposed Scheme will be available for inspection at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below,between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the 15 September to the 26 October 2017.

A copy of the EIAR and AA Screening Statement may be purchased on payment of the following fees:

EIAR Volume 1                  Non Technical Summary                               €5

EIAR Volume 2                  EIAR Report                                                        €25

EIAR Volume 3                  EIAR Appendices                                              €50

AA                                          Screening Statement                                     €25

Electronic (DVD) €10

A copy of the EIAR and AA Screening Statement may be accessed free of charge at the Council's website at

Any submissions or observations regarding the EIAR in relation to the implications of the proposed development in terms of proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned and the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and any submissions or observations regarding the Appropriate Assessment Screening Statement in relation to the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out, may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough St., Dublin 1 by 5.30 p.m. on 26 October 2017 and should be accompanied by a fee of €50.

The Board may make the following types of decision, under section 175 (9) of the Planning and

Development Act, 2000 (as amended), in relation to the application:


(i) Approve the proposed development,


(ii) Make such modifications to the proposed development as it specifies in the approval and approve the proposed development as so modified,


(iii) Approve, in part only, the proposed development (with or without specified modifications of it of the foregoing kind), or


(iv) Refuse to approve the proposed development


and may attach to an approval under (i), (ii), or (iii) above such conditions as it considers appropriate.


A person may question the validity of any such decision by the Board by way of an application for judicial review under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986) in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended.

Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the heading Publications – Judicial Review Notice on the Board’s website or on the Citizens Information Service website

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