Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme

Project Info Morrison’s Island

The first part of the Cork (Lower Lee) Flood Relief Scheme is the major public realm enhancement project for Morrison’s Island which is being progressed by Cork City Council in conjunction with the Office of Public Works. The scheme aims to rejuvenate the area by creating a new public riverside walkway along this significant length of south facing quays along the River Lee’s south channel. The scheme will provide a long term viable flood protection solution for this area. The proposed quayside flood defences will provide significantly enhanced flood protection for areas which experience the most frequent tidal flooding in the city and will be a huge ‘quick win’ for the city in terms of flood risk reduction.

The project will incorporate the following key components:

  • High quality paved pedestrian riverside walkway with a minimum width of 3 meters.
  • High quality street furniture, lighting and tree planting/soft landscaping
  • Enhanced plaza area at eastern end of Morrisson’s Quay
  • Architecturally designed quayside parapet wall and railing which reflects and respects the historic bollards which historically adorned these quays, whilst maximising view of the river and protecting against extreme tidal flooding
  • Significant remedial works to the existing quay walls, including cleaning, repointing and grouting
  • Installation of non-return valves on the surface water drainage system.

The project was submitted for planning permission on the 12th of February 2018. Photomontages, video walkthroughs of the area and a full scale physical model of a short length of the proposed quayside railing were made available to provide the public with a clear vision of what is proposed.

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

Before 4.00pm on Monday 9th April 2018.

The proposal will be available for inspection at:

  • The Atrium, Cork City Council, from Monday 12th February until Monday 26th March 2018 between 9.00 – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Online at https://consult.corkcity.ie/en/