Keadue Lane flooding issue raised

Cavan County Council officials have met with local residents and an application has been lodged under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Scheme

Cavan County Council must do “all in its power” to deal with flooding issues and damage to the public road and adjoining properties arising from the open stream running along Keadue Lane, says local councillor John Paul Feeley.

The Fianna Fail representative claims that over recent years development upstream and the impact of climate change have caused “larger amounts of water” to accumulate more quickly at this location.

“The open stream runs at along the Local Road known as Keadue Lane, with a fall of in excess of four feet from the road margin into the stream. This is dangerous enough when not filled with fast flowing water,” he explained. “A number of houses are accessed over the open stream. The speed of the water has resulted in undermining of the road edge, damage to entrance walls and erosion to the gardens of some of these homes.”

Cavan County Council officials have met with local residents and an application has been lodged under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Scheme administered by the Department of Transport.

Deputy Brendan Smith has also taken the matter up with Minister Eamon Ryan and his officials.

“If funding is forthcoming and landowner agreement is in place this problem can be addressed,” said Cllr Feeley. “I will be keeping pressure on at local level and raising the issue at our next Municipal District Meeting. This is both an environment issue but also a safety issue and must be addressed.”

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