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Bandon's Flood Relief Scheme finally gets the green light

April 5th, 2016 5:39 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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THE long-awaited Bandon Flood Relief Scheme has got the green light from Acting Minister Brendan Howlin.

The Acting Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform announced this evening that he has considered the report of the consultants appointed to review the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the River Bandon (Bandon) Flood Relief Scheme and is now in a position to confirm the Scheme.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has advised that it will comply with the conditions attached to the confirmation subject to certain clarifications which have been accepted by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. 

The Order confirming the Scheme will be published later this week in the local media.  A statutory 8 week period of public notice of the confirmation decision must be observed, following which works may commence, subject to completion of the construction procurement process.

The details of the confirmation are available on the Department’s website at www.per.gov.ie.  Advertisements to this effect will be placed in the local media and also in Iris Oifigiúil in the coming days.

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