Capital Projects Office



Laois County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) invite residents, businesses, landowners and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory consultation process regarding Emerging Options for the Mountmellick Flood Relief Scheme.
The Project Team has identified 3 Emerging Options to manage flood risk in Mountmellick. The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback from interested parties on the 3 Emerging Options with a view to an application to An Bord Pleanála for the preferred option. This consultation serves to advise that process.

The Emerging Options Consultation Process is a virtual, on-line, consultation, available at Interested parties can access a consultation room to examine the detail of the Emerging Options. The consultation room will be available from Friday 16th April 2021 at 6pm until Monday 3rd May 2021 at 4pm. Any technical difficulties accessing the consultation room can be referred the project team at 061 345463 or to Mountmellick FRS Project Office, JBA Consulting, Unit 24 Grove Island, Corbally, Limerick.

The consultation room provides a summary presentation and detailed displays regarding:
• Understanding flooding in Mountmellick,
• The broad range of flood management measures considered,
• Testing flood management measures and grouping the measures into emerging options,
• The measures and options which are not effective in reducing flood risk in Mountmellick,
• The options which are effective in reducing flood risk in Mountmellick.

Submissions pertaining to the proper planning and sustainable development of the Emerging Options including but not limited to constraints, opportunities or alternatives can be made before 4pm on Monday 10th May, 2021 as follows:
• Via the consultation room,
• Via email to,
• In writing to Mountmellick FRS Project Office, JBA Consulting, Unit 24 Grove Island, Corbally, Limerick.
• Via Laois County Council’s online consultation portal at




Laois County Council J17 National Enterprise Park, Togher, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Compulsory Purchase Order No. 10 of 2019

Laois County Council has, on the 27th day of January 2020 made a confirmation order confirming (with modifications) the above named Compulsory Purchase Order as respects the land described in the Schedule hereto. That said Order, as so confirmed, authorises Laois County Council to acquire the said land compulsorily. It will become operative three weeks from the date of publication of this notice.
A copy of the Order as so confirmed and of the map referred to in it may be seen between the hours of 09:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9
A copy of the Order and map is also available on the Laois County Council website

C(4) CPO No. 10 of 2019 – MODIFIED Schedule Signed and Sealed

J17 NEP CPO No. 10 of 2019 Confirmation Notice 04 February 2020

Togher Modified CPO Map- 10-01-2020

The Order also authorises the Local Authority to extinguish the public rights of way (if any) described in Part V of the Schedule, by order made by them after they have acquired the said land.
An application for Judicial Review of the decision of the Local Authority under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986) may be made to the High Court within eight weeks of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 to 2015 and practical information on the review mechanism can be found on
Dated this 4th Day of February 2020.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Mr. Paul McLoughlin, Senior Engineer – Project Manager or Ms. Sandra Southern, Project Administrator, in the Capital Projects Office, Laois County Council Offices, IDA Business & Technology Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois R32 WKE0.
Ph. 057 866 4157
Email – or



Measures to assist property owners in Mountmellick to improve resilience to future interim flood events.

Laois County Council have opened a scheme to property owners for the provision of grant aided flood barriers/protectors. Laois County Council will grant aid up to 50% of the cost of standard protective barriers (subject to a maximum monetary limit) for those properties impacted by the most recent flood event. This scheme is open for applications and is being administered through the Capital Projects Office.

FBSA1 – APPLICATION FOR Grant Aided Flood Barrier




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