I have received confirmation from the Office of Public Works that Clare County Council has been given approval to engage consultants to undertake a feasibility study for works at Cloughaninchy.
This is positive news. I am now calling on Clare County Council to begin the process of appointing consultants without delay. It’s important that work on a feasibility would begin in the coming weeks with a view to introducing measures to protect homes from the effects of the elements at the earliest opportunity.
* email from Mr. Gary Grant, OPW below
Minister of State, Simon Harris T.D., has asked me to provide you with the following update in relation to coastal erosion/flood protection measures at Cloughaninchy.
The Office of Public Works has agreed in principle to provide funding to Clare County Council to engage consultants to undertake a feasibility study for possible works at this location.
The estimated cost of the study is €200,000 (the actual cost will not be known until tenders are submitted and a contract awarded).