Project Information

The need for this Project


The Whitechurch Stream has been identified under the Dodder CFRAM project as being liable to flooding during a one in one-hundred year flood event. This is mainly due to low banks, overtopping of existing defences or insufficient floodplain capacity. In addition, there is insufficient capacity at a number of bridges and culverts and this is causing water to back-up and producing increased water levels upstream.

The most recent flooding took place in 2011 and previously in 2007.

Project process and timeline

The Whitechurch Flood Alleviation Scheme will be delivered through a five stage process.

  • 01
    Preliminary Design and Environmental Studies
    Winter 2018 - Summer 2019
  • Summer 2019
    02
    Planning Process Public Consultation
  • 03
    Detailed Design of the preferred solution
    Summer 2019 - Autumn 2019
  • Complete circa Autumn /Winter 2020
    04
    Construction
  • 05
    Completion and handover
    Autumn /Winter 2020
Public Engagement
Public Engagement

Public consultation was undertaken by the OPW CFRAMS project team in 2011.

Further public consultation will form an important part of this project. The consultation will be publicised and the public is encouraged to participate.

More information coming soon

Project Steering Committee
Project Steering Committee

The work is overseen by a Project Steering Committee comprising experts from South Dublin County Council, the Office of Public Works and RPS.