Plans for three new houses on Lower Point Road rejected

Plans for three new houses on Lower Point Road rejected

Plans for three new houses on the Lower Point Road have been rejected by Louth County Council.

Thomas Mullen applied to the local authority in July or outline planning permission to build three new dwelling houses at a location just off the Navvy Bank (pictured above during last week’s cold spell).

However, it was recently refused permission by Louth County Council on the basis that the invert level of the proposed surface water outfall, a 225mm diameter pipe laid to outall at 1.256m, is significantly below the Coastal Flooding Extreme Water Level of 2.99m for a 1 in 200 year return and the Coastal Flooding Water Level of 2.09m for a 1 in 10 year return period which will prevent it operating for periods during these events.

The council added that the proposed outall is also significantly below both the Fluvial Flooding Extreme Water Level of 2.00m for a 1 in 100 year return and the Fluvial Flooding Water Level of 1.80m for a 1 in 10 year return period.

They said: “The entire proposed surface water network, including the attenuation storage tank of invert level 1.806m will also be at best significantly surchaged, and at worst completely submerged during the above flood events.

“The applicant has not demonstrated provision of an adequate flood resilient surface water drainage system for the proposed development.”

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