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    I received some absolutely shocking information today, apparently Cork planners gave planning permission for a private hospital to be built on a flood plain at Lancaster Gate, despite submissions from local residents that warned of the danger of flooding, the planning decision was appealed to an Bord Pleannala and a decision is due next Wednesday.

    Last week the site was under 6 feet of water, and included in the new facility will be a storage area for medical waste, including radioactive items, in the basement.

    Surely sense will prevail and this will be shot down by Bord Pleannala
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiannafailure View Post
    I received some absolutely shocking information today, apparently Cork planners gave planning permission for a private hospital to be built on a flood plain at Lancaster Gate, despite submissions from local residents that warned of the danger of flooding, the planning decision was appealed to an Bord Pleannala and a decision is due next Wednesday.

    Last week the site was under 6 feet of water, and included in the new facility will be a storage area for medical waste, including radioactive items, in the basement.

    Surely sense will prevail and this will be shot down by Bord Pleannala

    That would be this application?

    Pleanála: 234479: Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Quay, Cork. (09/33915)


    Just to be clear here the location of the site is right in the centre of Cork city, if that's a flood plain then so is the entire city centre. When do we start demolishing the lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKane View Post
    That would be this application?

    Pleanála: 234479: Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Quay, Cork. (09/33915)


    Just to be clear here the location of the site is right in the centre of Cork city, if that's a flood plain then so is the entire city centre. When do we start demolishing the lot?
    Can we just Toe it to the sea and be done with it.

    And Toe isn't a misspelling

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    Unfortunately, the Bord is not able to accept late submissions. Perhaps we should them a bucket of water with the reference number on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKane View Post
    That would be this application?

    Pleanála: 234479: Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Quay, Cork. (09/33915)


    Just to be clear here the location of the site is right in the centre of Cork city, if that's a flood plain then so is the entire city centre. When do we start demolishing the lot?
    KingKane

    The site is on the western road, on the outskirts of the city centre, over the last 10 years this road has flooded many times, buildings that are already there are one problem but would you really build a hospital there.

    There were photos in the press recently illustrating the problems of evacuating patients from the Mercy hospital in army trucks, should we now buy more trucks for the army in order to facilitate this new hospital.

    The ESB cannot guarantee that this site will not be flooded in the next few years, if the Iniscarra dam is holding too much water it must be released, it is only right that we make sure that there is not a new hospital in the way.
    Regards, Pat Gill

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeswideopen View Post
    Unfortunately, the Bord is not able to accept late submissions. Perhaps we should them a bucket of water with the reference number on the outside.
    In the original application, (09/33915) both the water department and the drainage dept asked for more information before the application could be progressed, and yet it was, without the extra information and in the minimum statutory time frame.

    An Bord Pleannala cannot accept any new information officially, hopefully the members of the Board occasionally watch the News at 6
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    Regards, Pat Gill

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    Does this hospital propose to have a roof heli pad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Tayto View Post
    Does this hospital propose to have a roof heli pad?
    No, but it will have a pontoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    No, but it will have a pontoon.
    Or it could simply be built on higher ground.

    If this goes ahead there really is no hope for the country and we have not learnt any lessons from the recent past.
    Regards, Pat Gill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Tayto View Post
    Does this hospital propose to have a roof heli pad?
    U-boat pen

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