Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Prevention Measures
171. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the application process for the pilot scheme for individual home protection measures in Crossmolina in County Mayo will be open; how will it operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1865/16]
The Government announced two pilot Individual Property Protection (IPP) projects on 5January 2015. These are community based pilots to inform the mechanism to deliver IPP, as part of a community based approach or scheme and also the potential costs and benefits attached to IPP for areas where a flood defence scheme is not likely to be completed for some time.
Mayo County Council is considering the potential viability of a scheme for the installation of flood gates for some properties, identified by the community in Crossmolina, as an interim measure to help mitigate any further flood damage pending the completion of the defence scheme for the town. The flood defence scheme is due to commence in 2017.