Part 8: Bank stabilisation works and riverside path repairs along the River Martin at Mill Pond, Blarney, Co. Cork

Dúntadate_range8 Nol, 2020, 9:00am - 22 Ean, 2021, 4:00pm

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                   NOTICE UNDER SECTION 179 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000                                      



Pursuant to the requirements of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Notice is hereby given that the development as described hereunder (“the proposed development”) is proposed to be carried out for Cork City Council.


The City Council and Waterloo Renewal Group wishes to carry out bank stabilisation works and riverside path repairs along a 100m length of riverbank at Mill Pond, Waterloo Road, Blarney, Co. Cork to reinstate the Mill Pond looped walk.


The proposed works include:

Riverbank stabilisation works by using sandstone rock armouring

Removal of trees from the riverbank between the Mill Pond and River Martin

Replanting of trees once construction has been completed

A gravel path installed along walkway

Construction of a wooden fence on either side of the walkway

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out on the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening noted that no significant effects on any downstream Natura 2000 sites is likely as a result of the proposed project.

In addition, an Ecological Impact Assessment report was prepared and the findings illustrate that the proposed project is considered unlikely to result in any significant impacts upon within-site/local or wider ecology.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Ecological Impact Assessment Report, will be available for inspection from Tuesday 8th December 2020 until 8th January 2021:


  • at the offices of the Parks and Recreation Department, Operations Directorate, City Hall, Anglesea Street Cork between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact 021-2389890 to make an appointment or e-mail
  • Online at
    A copy of the documents may be purchased, on payment of a specified fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy. Requests for a copy of the documents may be made by contacting 021-2389890 or by e-mail:


Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development will be situated, may be made:


  • in writing to the Administrative Officer, Parks & Recreation Department, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.
  • Electronically through  by clicking on the Make a Submission button on the right hand side of the page


Closing date for submissions and observations is 22nd January 2021 at 4.00pm.


All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement( which are available to view on ) and relevant Data Protection legislation.


Ann Doherty       

Date 8th December 2020

Chief Executive

Cork City Council