Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
66. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when works will be carried out by the OPW on the wall on the bridge in Ballylooby, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28156/21]
I refer to the response to Question No. 39699/20 of 1 December 2020.
I understand that a pre-planning meeting with Tipperary County Council confirmed that planning permission is required for the proposed works. Consequently, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has issued a call for competitive tenders to engage consulting engineers to prepare a planning application and to appoint contractors for the works, providing the planning application is successful.
While planning is a matter for the Local Authority, I am advised by IFI that it is anticipated that the planning process will be completed by August and it is expected, pending a successful planning outcome, that construction can take place in September during the normal environmental window for such works.
IFI would be happy to keep the Deputy updated on the status of the proposed works.