Bantry has historically been severely and repeatedly impacted by major flood events. The OPW South Western CFRAM Study concluded that a flood relief scheme would be viable and effective for the Bantry community. Flood Relief Schemes are by their nature very complex projects, which require extensive analysis and consideration prior to an appropriate scheme being identified. In Bantry there are a number of complex factors to consider including tidal, fluvial (river) and pluvial (rainfall) flood mechanisms, environmental factors, heritage elements and consideration of existing infrastructure.
Minister Patrick O’Donovan attended a contract signing event in Bantry on 03/02/22, at which the Joint Venture, JB Barry and Partners Ltd and JBA Consulting Engineers and Scientists Ltd, was appointed as Consultant for the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme. Representatives from the OPW, Cork County Council, JB Barry and Partners and JBA Consulting Engineers and Scientists were also in attendance.
Stage 1 of the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme involves a detailed study of flooding mechanisms in Bantry and its environs. The initial stage of the scheme includes extensive data collection, site investigation, hydraulic and hydrological assessment, and public consultation, to identify a preferred option. Members of the public, local businesses and other interested parties were invited to attend the participation day to share their experience of flooding in Bantry, submit comments and make their views known to the project team. This initial Public Participation Day was held at Áras Beanntraí, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry on Wednesday 18th May 2022.
Options for flood mitigation are currently being developed and will be assessed to identify the most appropriate solution. As part of this process, a second Public Participation Day will be held in 2024, where the flood mitigation options identified will be presented to the Public for comment.
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