Farset & Milewater Asset Repair/Refurbishment Works, Belfast - Proposed Drainage Works

Consultation opened on 17 May 2024. Closing date 17 June 2024.


The Department for Infrastructure hereby gives notice, in pursuance of Article 21 of the Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 (as amended), that it proposed to install 1no. flap valve on the Farset River's outfall at Donegal Quay, Belfast, County Antrim and replace the existing manhole and install 1no. flap valve on the Milewater at Duncrue Street, Belfast, County Antrim.


Consultation description

The proposed works on the Farset River will involve the installation of 1 no. flap valve on the watercourse's outfall and 2no. arch fenders installed to the quay wall, to avoid damage to the flap valve from boats. The proposed works on the Milewater will involve the replacement of the existing manhole to facilitate the installation of 1no. flap valve on the watercourse.

These drainage works will reduce flood risk to the infrastructure in the surrounding area.

An Environmental Scoping exercise has been completed for these works. Having taken account of the characteristics of the works in the proposed scheme, their location and potential impacts, the Department considers the proposed works are not likely to have significant environmental effects on the environment and does not intend to prepare an Environmental Statement.

Inspecting the proposal

A copy of the proposed works will be available for inspection on the Department for Infrastructure website at www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/consultations from the 17th May 2024 to the 17th June 2024.


In accordance with Article 8 of The Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Representations may be made in writing to the Department in relation to the likely environmental effects of the proposed scheme.

Also, in accordance with Article 8 any person who considers that their interests will be prejudicially affected by the proposed works may make representations to the Department at the address given below.

The closing date for receipt of representations is the 17th June 2024.

Any representations should be sent to:

Mr. Alex Bailie
DfI Rivers Ravament House
Altona Road
BT27 5QB

Email: rivers.registry@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

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