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Public Consultations

Waterways Ireland undertake Public Consultations as required under the legislation and as good practice.

 

Open Consultations:

 1. Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated Environmental Report

 Public Consultation In Ireland


UPDATE on the Public Consultation as a result of Covid-19. 

Pursuant to Article 13 of SI No. 435/2004 - European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004, notice is hereby given by Waterways Ireland, that the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated an Environmental Report and an Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC will be on available here to review  from Wednesday 4th March 2020 to 4 pm on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, inclusive.

 Volume No

 Title

 Volume 1

 Executive Summary: Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 2 

 (Draft) Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 3 

 Baseline Study for the Tourism Masterplan of the Shannon

 Volume 4  

 Environmental Report for the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon (Ireland)

 Volume 5   

  AA Screening Report and Natura Impact Report

Under sub-article (1)(b) of Article 13 of SI No. 435/2004 - European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004, written submissions or observations are invited from members of the public and other interested parties with respect to the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated environmental report.  Observations may be submitted between the 4th March and 4pm 22nd April 2020 by completion of the following online survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R77GXYK

Written submissions will be taken into consideration before the finalisation of the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030.  Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Written submissions will only be accepted on the survey form, to be returned to the following address, marked:

Public Consultation – SEA Shannon Tourism Masterplan , Waterways Ireland - Western Regional Office, Scariff, Co. Clare.

Please note that although contents of submissions may be made public, the personal information (data) collected during the consultation process is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected is subject to the Waterways Ireland Data Protection Policy which can be found at https://www.waterwaysireland.org/data-protection.

These documents are also available for inspection at the following locations and stated times:

  • Cavan
    • Belturbet Library & Civic Centre, Belturbet    (Tues, Sat 10am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Thurs 1.45pm-5pm & 6pm-8.30pm)
    • Johnson Central Library, Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan Town.  (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-1.15pm & 2.15 pm - 5.15pm. Tues, Thurs 10am-8.30pm)
  • Clare  
    • Áras Contae an Chláir, Clare County Council Offices, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare V95 DXP2 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
    • Killlaloe Library, The Lock-house, Killaloe, Co Clare, V94 ED83      (Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Wed & Fri, 10am-5.30pm and  6.30pm -8.30pm.  Sat 10am -2pm)
    • Waterways Ireland, Drewborough, Scarrif, Co Clare (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm)
  • Galway           
    • Galway County Council Offices, County Hall/Áras an Chontae,  Prospect Hill, Galway (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
    • Ballinasloe Library Eircode: H53 T320 (Tues 11am-1pm & 2pm-8pm: Wed-Sat. 11am -1pm & 2pm-5pm)
    • Portumna Library, Eircode H53 WN23 (Fri 10.30am -1pm & 2pm - 5.30pm & 6.00pm -8.00pm. Sat 11am -1pm & 2pm -5.30pm)
  • Leitrim
    • Aras an Contae, Leitrim County Council, Carrick on Shannon, N41 PF67, (Monday to Thursday: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. Friday: 9am – 1pm & 2pm - 4:45pm)
    • Ballinamore Library, Main St, Ballinamore. (Mon, Wed & Fri: 10am-1.30pm/2.30pm-5.30pm; Tues & Thurs 10am-1.30pm/2.30pm-8pm, Fri 10am-1.30pm/2.30pm-5.30pm)
  • Limerick         
    • Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay | Limerick V94 EH90 (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)
  • Longford         
    • Aras An Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford (Mon-Fri,  9am – 5pm. Closed 1pm-2pm)
    • Lanesboro Branch Library (Mon 2pm - 8pm, Tues  2pm - 6pm, Wed, Fri: 10am-1pm & 2pm - 5pm, Sat 10am- 1pm)
  • Offaly 
    • "Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 F893 (Mon to Fri 9:30am to 4pm)
    • Banagher Library (Tues 10am-1pm, 2-5pm; Thurs 2-5pm,  6-8pm;  Sat 10am -1pm)                    
  • Roscommon  
    • Athlone Area Office, Civic Centre, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon N37 W5T9  (Mon-Fri : 9.15am-1pm,  2pm- 5.30pm)
    • Boyle Area Office, The Cresent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon F52 X436 (Mon-Fri, 9.15am-1pm,  2pm - 5.30pm)
  • Tipperary        
    • Tipperary County Council,  Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary  E45 AO99   (Mon -Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm) 
  • Westmeath     
    • Athlone Municipal District, Civic Centre, Church Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath N37 P2T5 (Mon to Thurs 9am – 5pm,  Fri 9am – 4.45pm excluding Public/Bank Holidays)

For more information contact  corporate@waterwaysireland.org


 Public Consultation in Northern Ireland

Public Consultation on the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated an Environmental Report

Pursuant to the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 280/2004) notice is hereby given by Waterways Ireland, that the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated an Environmental Report and an Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC will be on public display from Wednesday 4th March 2020 to 4 pm on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, inclusive.

 Volume No

 Title

 Volume 1

 Executive Summary: Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 2 

 (Draft) Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 3 

 Baseline Study for the Tourism Masterplan of the Shannon

 Volume 4  

 Environmental Report for the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon (Northern Ireland)

 Volume 5   

 Northern Ireland Habitats Regulations Assessment

These documents are also available for inspection at the following location and stated times:

  • Waterways Ireland, Sligo Rd, Enniskillen       Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm

Under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 280/2004) written submissions or observations are invited from members of the public and other interested parties with respect to the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated environmental report.  Observations or submissions may be made to Waterways Ireland from the period beginning the 4th March 2020 and ending 4pm 22nd April 2020.

You can make a submission by completion of the following online survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R77GXYK

Written submissions will be taken into consideration before the finalisation of the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030. Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Written submissions will only be accepted on the survey form, to be returned to the following address, marked:

Public Consultation – SEA Shannon Tourism Masterplan

Waterways Ireland - Western Regional Office

Scariff, Co. Clare

Please note that although contents of submissions may be made public, the personal information (data) collected during the consultation process is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected is subject to the Waterways Ireland Data Protection Policy which can be found at https://www.waterwaysireland.org/data-protection

For more information contact  corporate@waterwaysireland.org


Closed Consultations:

1. Carnroe Weir Scheme

As part of our remit to maintain the Lower Bann Navigation Waterways Ireland intends to carry out repair works to Carnroe Weir which is located approximately 5km north of the village of Kilrea.  The work will include the construction of a new 'all species' fish pass.

Before submitting a planning application Waterways Ireland is carrying out a consultation to advise the local community of the proposed planning application and provide an opportunity to learn about the project and provide feedback.

As part of this process Waterways Ireland is making the draft Project Description and Works Proposals, design drawings and associated environmental reports available for public consultation until the 12th August 2019.

A drop-in event will also be held to demonstrate the need for the project, the proposed works and its impacts through information boards and visuals.

An initial drop-in event took place in the Kilrea Sports Complex on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 from 6pm - 9pm.

A repeat drop-in event will take place in Kilrea Sports Complex on Thursday 18th July 2019 from 6pm to 9pm.  Please note that all information available on the 18th will be the same as was available on the 2nd July.

Your comments and feedback on the Carnroe Weir Scheme are welcome on or before July 26th, 2019.

 

Documents are available to download below:

 

 

 

Return feedback online click here

Contact us by email: Consultation@waterwaysireland.org

 

 

 

 

 

2. Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy

Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Mid Ulster Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking Castle Saunderson in County Cavan to Charlemont in County Armagh mainly along the route of the disused Ulster Canal and using sections of disused railway infrastructure. The proposals for development of these greenway sections are provided within the Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy.

The draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports will be available for public consultation from the 28th April 2017 until the 21st July 2017. As part of this public consultation there will be four public information events held, which will demonstrate the proposed greenway routes, with cross sections, related imagery, and interactive mapping available. The public information events are as follows:

​Date​Time​Location
​Monday 8th May​3pm - 8pm ​Courtyard Room, Newtownbutler Community Hall, Co Fermanagh
​Tuesday 9th May​3pm - 8pm ​Market House in Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan
​Wednesday 10th May​3pm - 8pm ​Seven Horseshoes, Belturbet, Co Cavan
​Thursday 18th May​3pm - 8pm​Market House, Middletown, Co Armagh

Your comments and feedback on the draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports are welcome on or before July 21, 2017.  Draft documents are available for inspection at the project partner offices or downloaded below:

Return feedback by email: cormac.mccarthy@waterwaysireland.org.

 

3. Waterways Ireland Draft Heritage Plan 2016 - 2020

The Draft Heritage Plan Consultation Period closed Friday the 6th November. Waterways Ireland are reviewing all submissions and hope to issue the final Heritage Plan within the coming months. The Draft Heritage Plan is still available to download. Many thanks to all for their participation to date. 

For more information:

Call: +353 (0)61 922 141

Email: heritageplan@waterwaysireland.org

 

4. Lough Erne (Navigation) (Amendment)  Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 2015

Waterways Ireland propose to make amendments to the Lough Erne Bye-laws. The public consultation closed on the 22nd May 2015 and the feedback received is now being considered and the proposed bye-laws may be amended before submission to the Minister and enactment. 

For more information 

Call: +44 (0)28 6632 3004 and ask for John Kempton.

Email: john.kempton@waterwaysireland.org

 

 

5. Disability Action Plan 2015-2017

Waterways Ireland is committed to promoting positive attitudes towards people with disabilities and encouraging their participation in public life.  Waterways Ireland consulted on our Draft Disability Action Plan from Jan - Mar 2015. The draft Plan is aligned with guidance from the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland in accordance with Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 (as amended by the Discrimination (NI) Order, 2006).Feedback received was considered and the Disability Action Plan 2015-2017 is now being implemented and has been published on this website.

For more information: 

Email: caroline.mccarroll@waterwaysireland.org

Post to: Waterways Ireland , 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7JY  

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 6634 6252                          

Text Phone: +44 (0) 28 6634 6232

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