Coastal Protection Measures at the Former Bray Landfill, County Dublin

Closed 14 Dec 2018

Opened 31 Oct 2018


South of Woodbrook Golf Club Co. Dublin is an area of shoreline that was formerly used as an historic landfill site (the Old/Former Bray Landfill). The exact period of operation of the landfill is not known, however, it is known that it was closed in 1968. The shoreline in this area is eroding resulting in the deposition of landfill material onto the beach fronting this area. Concerns have been expressed about the situation for some time.

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) Coastal Defence Strategy Study recommended in 2010 that this material should be removed or prevented from falling into the sea.

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) was commissioned by DLRCC to undertake both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 risk assessment stages of the EPA Code of Practice. The results of the risk assessments indicate that the site is a “Class C – Low Risk” site and recommended long term coastal erosion protection.

DLRCC now propose to proceed to detailed design and construction of the Coastal Erosion Protection Project and are seeking your comments prior to this. 


What Happens Next

All submissions will be fully considered and included in a report that will be brought to a metting of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in accordance with Part 8 Article 81of the Planning and Development Regulations, the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended and Section 138 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended



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