New Ross Municipal District monthly report: Planning

Conservation & Built Heritage

St. Dubhans Church, Hook


A Consultant Conservation Engineer and Archaeologist has been appointed to carry out a
conservation plan for St. Dubhan’s Church. The conservation plan will include some resto-
ration works to the bellecote, windows and doorframe which are in a perilous state. Upon
receipt of the conservation plan, the works will be put out to tender to master stonemasons.
The works will be undertaken to the highest conservation standards and will be overseen
by the Wexford County Council, the Conservation Engineer, Archaeologists and the De-
partment of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht . It is anticipated that works to the Church will
start in late Spring and be completed by end of summer.
St. Mary’s Church, New Ross
New Ross Municipal District Council is seeking grant funding for the production of a Con-
servation Management Plan for St. Marys Graveyard, New Ross under the Community-
based Heritage Grants Scheme 2015. The conservation plan will include tourism promo-
tion and presentation with a view to encouraging the sustainable development of this
unique and important heritage site.

Forward Planning

RPS, who are conducting the South Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment Manage-
ment Study (CFRAM) on behalf of the OPW and with the support of Wexford Local Authori-
ties, have published the Draft Flood Maps for several of the Areas for Further Assessment
(AFAs) in the South Eastern district.

Members of the South Eastern CFRAM Study project team held an open day on the 3rd
March, 2015 in the Tholsel, New Ross to discuss and explain the maps to all attending the
event and to collate any local flooding information. The Draft Flood Maps will be on display
on the Study website
http://www.southeastcframstudy.ie. Interested persons may still provide
observations on the Draft Flood Maps through the study website.

Biodiversity

The biodiversity group are now working towards agreeing management measures to maxi-
mi
se the biodiversity of the New Ross Area, through a number of on-going projects such as
“Life Lives on the Edge”. 

Access

Public Consultation Event on Accessibility for the New Ross Municipal District
Area,
to be held at The Dunbrody Visitor Centre, New Ross Town on Tuesday, 24th
March, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm.
This is an opportunity to have an input into future accessibility developments for the
New Ross Municipal District Area during 2015-2016. Access covers a broad range of
issues including access to community facilities (playgrounds / parks / gardens), housing, footpaths, parking and access to local authority buildings.

Building Control

 O’Rahilly View, Gusserane

Site Resolution Works well advanced work completed to date include, repairs to sewers,
refurbishment of waste water treatment plant and construction of percolation area,
clearance of undeveloped lands and boundary treatment, installation of UV disinfection on
borehole supply installed. Boil Water Notice removed 22/12/2014

Works in progress: – refurbishment of public lighting and completion of roads surfacing.
Tendered and contractor appointed
Estimated completion date for all works – February 2015.

The Grove, New Ross

Works to complete roads, footpaths, public lighting and defective services in progress by
Developer through agreed engagement process with Bank and Wexford County Council.

Shelbourne Place, Campile

Works commenced to repair the non-operational public lighting. Works will take between 6
and 8 weeks due to delivery of light fittings and ESB connections.

Rectory Grove, Duncormick

Temporary works undertaken to make public lighting operational. Permanent works will
take 6
8 weeks due to delivery of lighting fittings and ESB connections.

Oldtown Court, Clongeen

Contractor appointed to install public lighting. Works will take between 8 and 10 weeks due
to delivery of light fittings and ESB connections.

Somesway, Ballycullane

Engagement with Management Company to address current issues presenting on the
development with regards to public lighting and waste water.

Rectory Mews

Emergency sewerage intervention due to failure of foul pumping station.

Hillview, Ballinaboola

Consulting Engineer appointed to undertake a design review of failed waste water treat-
ment installation. 



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