A key objective of the River Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme is to ensure that the project is environmentally acceptable, and, where possible, provides environmental benefits. Our approach will ensure that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the preferred option and the progression of the scheme complies with relevant legislation and best practice.
Following the EIA, the project team will produce an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the rules, regulations and statutory instruments governing EIA and EIS. The EIA and EIS (now referred to as the 'EIA Report' in Ireland) will be in line with the new EIA Directive 2014/52/EU.
The project design team encompasses highly experienced environmental consultants with a wealth of experience in the Irish planning process and in the design and environmental assessment of large and small scale infrastructure projects in Ireland and internationally, including flood alleviation schemes.