Catchment Flood Risk Assessment & Management Studies (CFRAM)
Offaly County Council is affiliated to three CFRAMs; namely the Shannon, Eastern and South Eastern.
There have been a number of public consultation days within the County in 2016 to seek public input and submissions on these draft maps. The Public Consultation Period & Submission by the Public will be complete by the end of 2016.
Public Consultation Period & Submission by the Public
Submissions by Local Authority
Birr, Rahan, Shannon Harbour, Pollagh, Shannonbridge, Clara
15/07/2016 To 23/09/2016
(UoM 14 Barrow)
19/08/2016 To 28/10/2016
(UoM 7 Boyne)
23/09/2016 To 23/12/2016
Following the public consultation process the draft Plans will be finalised taking on board the comments received and will be then sent to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for approval. If approved they will then be sent to the Local Authorities who may adopt them.
The Government is providing €430 million for flood risk management measures as part of the Government’s overall Capital Investment Plan 2016 — 2021. The enhanced investment programme will enable the OPW in collaboration with the relevant Local Authorities, to begin the process of preparation and planning for the structural works and schemes that are expected to be recommended under the CFRAM Plans.