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Work To Begin Shortly In Effort To Improve Wicklow Port

Bed-levelling works are due to begin shortly in Wicklow Port.

The Department of Housing and Local Government recently granted a Foreshore Licence to Wicklow County Council to carry out works as necessary.

The Taoiseach received confirmation from the Department of Housing that Alpha Marine Services have been appointed to conduct these works, and are expected to commence in mid-May.

In relation to carrying out a Full Maintenance Dredge of the Harbour the following applications have been submitted by Wicklow County Council recently:

  • Dumping at Sea Application 19th March reference S0037-01 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This licence will be for a period of 8 years.
  • Application for a Maritime Usage Licence 16th April   Reference LIC230026 to the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA). This licence will be for a period of 8 years.

 Separately environmental consultants AYESA are well advanced in carrying out a study to identify a potential new dumping at sea site close to Wicklow Harbour.

A number of potential sites have now been identified.

Relevant stakeholders will be consulted for comments on the proposed potential locations.

If a suitable site is found Environmental studies can then take place.



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