Sea Wall Update from CRA - Wall Height to Be Reduced

14 Mar 2016

We have been asked to post the following update from the Clontarf Residents' Association on the Sea Wall;

The Environmental Monitoring Liaison Committee and the Public Engagement Forum had a further meeting with Dublin City Council (DCC) last Friday, 11th March, in an effort to reach agreement on the height of the sea wall opposite St Anne's Park.

DCC have now agreed that the height of the new wall opposite the Park can be cut by 300mm.  Per DCC this reduction should enable inbound drivers to see over the entire length of the wall and outbound drivers will be restricted for 75m.

The community groups were originally looking for a 600mm reduction.  We have revised that to a 450mm reduction.  We feel that a reduction at this level is necessary to ensure that the visual amenity is restored for all those not on the new cycle track or sea side footpath.

In essence there is now 15cm or 6 inches between DCC and the community groups.

We have asked DCC to look at bridging this gap by using demountable defences.  The Independent Expert report confirmed that demountable defences could work in this location.

DCC are going to cut a section of wall as an example of what the reduction of 300mm would look like.

We will be meeting with DCC again on the 11th of April and hopefully further progress can be made on this, and other issues relating to the work, at that stage.


Clontarf Residents' Association