Cork Councillors OK Flood Protection Plan

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Cork City Councillors yesterday voted to give Part 8 planning permission to the €6 million public realm and flood defense plans for Morrison’s Island which will remove 80% of the flood threat in the city center.

Councillors voted  22 to 6 in favor of the proposed scheme.

Commenting the latest news, Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, said: “This scheme will deliver a high quality public amenity space for a long neglected area of the city but also the required level of flood protection for the wider city center.”

The scheme includes an enhanced south-facing quayside streetscape, with improved pedestrian and cycling facilities, between Parnell Bridge and Parliament Bridge, a viewing platform over the river Lee, three new public plazas, and a mini-boardwalk as well as integrated flood defenses.

According to the Cork City Council’s latest announcement, it will be delivered along Morrison’s and Fr. Mathew Quays between Parliament Bridge and Parnell Bridge as well as a short section of works at Union Quay close to Trinity footbridge‌. These quays are the lowest lying in the city center and are a source of regular tidal flooding.

 

 

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