PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A FORESHORE CONSENT
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 19A of the Foreshore Act 1933 (as amended), that the EirGrid plc, The Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 FW28 has applied for consent under the Foreshore Acts to occupy an area of foreshore to enable the installation and operation of a submarine High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electricity cable, the Celtic Interconnector.
The Celtic Interconnector is a proposed electrical link, consisting primarily of a subsea cable, which will enable the movement of electricity between Ireland and France and will be the first direct energy link between the two countries, running from the south coast of Ireland to the north-west coast of France.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) has been prepared in respect of this proposal. The foreshore application, EIAR, associated documents, all relevant maps, site plans and drawings, are available for inspection, between 11 October 2021 and 6 December 2021, free of charge at:
• Cork County Council Planning Office, Ground Floor, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. Opening Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday- Friday. Telephone: (021) 427689. Open to the public by appointment only. Book an appointment: https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/planning
• Waterford County Council Planning Department, 1st Floor, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The public office is open by appointment only to members of the public who wish to inspect a current planning application but who cannot examine it on our website due to their lack of internet access. If you wish to request an appointment to inspect a current application for planning permission which you are unable to view on our website please telephone 0761-102020 from 9.30am -1.00pm or 2.30pm -4.00pm.
• Youghal Garda Station, O’Briens Place, Youghal, P36 DV79, Co. Cork. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Telephone: (024) 92200
• Youghal Library, Rivergate Shopping Mall, North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork, P36 FF99. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm (Closed 1.00pm – 2.00 pm). Closed Mondays and Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends. Tel: (024) 93459
A hard copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report may be purchased from the applicant. A Non Technical Summary may be obtained free of charge. CDs/USB Memory Sticks that include the Environmental Impact Assessment Report, maps, site plans and drawings, and a copy of the foreshore application are available free of charge from the applicant at the address stated above or by emailing email@example.com
The application may also be viewed on the following dedicated website: www.celticinterconnectorforeshorelicence.ie and on the Department’s website:
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage is responsible for making a decision on this application and he may either grant, approve or consent to the application with or without covenants, conditions or agreements, where applicable, or refuse the application. Under Section 19C of the Foreshore Act, the Minister will consult with France and the UK regarding this application.
Submissions, comments in relation to the proposal may be made in writing within 8 weeks from the publication of this notice to the Minister for Housing,
Local Government and Heritage at Foreshore Unit, Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Quoting Ref: FS006916).
The closing date for the receipt of written submissions, comments or questions is therefore 5:30pm on 06/12/2021.
Within 8 weeks from the publication of this notice, a copy of the application, the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and any other relevant report or information (including copies of any submissions, comments, or questions received by the appropriate Minister) may be inspected free of charge at the Foreshore Unit, Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford during the hours 10.00am to 1.00pm and
2.00pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (appointments only). All of this material, including submissions from the public, will also be published on the website of the Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage at: https://www.gov.ie/en/foreshore-notice/7bfb1-eirgrid-celtic-interconnectorelectricity-cable/#
Dated this day of 08/10/2021
Mr Des Cox,
160 Shelbourne Road,
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 FW28.