Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme

Project Info Public Engagement

Public Engagement

In accordance with the Arterial Drainage Acts 1945 and 1995 as amended, the Office of Public Works engaged extensively with the public on the proposed Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme.

Representatives from the scheme’s engineering design team, environmental consultants and the Office of Public Works met with and explained the scheme’s proposals to members of the public in City Hall, Cork in December and January 2017.

Both before and after the exhibition of the proposed scheme there has been a variety of meetings between members of the project team and public representatives, community groups, and individual property owners.



17th July 2013Public Consultation Day No. 1Constraints Stage
29th July 2014Public Consultation Day No. 2Emerging Preferred Option
12th December 2016 to 20th January 2017On full public display for six weeks with the Design team in attendance for 4 daysStatutory Exhibition of Scheme
7th April 2017Latest date for submissions to be received


Also a copy of the scheme was available for inspection from 12th December 2016 to 20th January 2017 at the following locations in addition to the Project Website (www.lowerleefrs.ie):

  • The Foyer, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork
  • The Foyer, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork
  • Public Library, Ballincollig, Co Cork
  • Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Submissions could be made on the proposed scheme up to 7th April 2017. Over 1,100 submissions were made which will be responded to once a Public Exhibition Report is completed and made available publicly before the end of 2017.



Public Exhibition

Drawings and Photomontages

Drawings - Full Set

Scheme Wide Drawings

Photomontages - Full Set

Photomontages - Individual Files

Other Exhibition Documents

Comment Sheet