Written answers

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Flood Risk Assessments

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the extent to which the drainage issues affecting the Waterways Estate in Sallins, County Kildare and publically referred to by his predecessor have been addressed and attended to in accordance with the recommendations and report following extensive flooding thereat in 2009/2010; if the planning authority has met its obligations in relation to this matter; if any evaluation has been done as to the viability and efficacy of the original attenuation drainage/storage provisions; if any and all outstanding works arising from the completion of the development in accordance with planning permission conditions has been undertaken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18064/13]

Photo of Jan O'SullivanJan O'Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour)
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The Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) provides that a planning authority may attach conditions to a planning permission including related to the provision of infrastructure such as drainage. It is a matter for the planning authority to decide on the planning conditions to be attached including the enforcement of these conditions thereafter.

My Department understands from Kildare County Council that the matter is now resolved on foot of remedial works undertaken and the Council has also undertaken to write to the Deputy to outline the position.


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