Proposed Gormanston Amendment No. 1
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Land Use Zoning Map
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Rezone from R/A Rural Area to TU Transport Utilities to provide for a recreational car park
Proposed Amendment from R/A to TU
Flooding Consultant Comments
Proposed car park is significantly within Flood Zone A/B, whilst carparking is water compatible use and the Justification Test does not need to be applied an Objective should be used to define the use and state that the car park will require an appropriately detailed FRA at DM stage that is in accordance with approved plan policies and objectives.
Appropriate Assessment Consultant Comments
Amend the zoning so that it is not adjoining the watercourse. Best practice would be to allow at least 10m riparian buffer space, at a minimum, along all watercourses for passage of otter.
This area is a very small strip of land, so with a 10m buffer along the watercourse it may no longer be suitable for car park zoning.
SEA Consultant Comments
Potential negative environmental effects on biodiversity, surface water / flooding and landscape.
SEA Mitigation Recommendation: Consider removal of zoning change. Otherwise provide for minimum 10m setback from nearest bank edge of river to development for continuity of riparian corridor. Any car park will require an appropriately detailed flood risk assessment in accordance with approved plan policies and objectives.