Appointed to submit a Section 50 application to OPW under current guidelines, McCloy Consulting successfully obtained consent for an access bridge in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.
The hydrology of the watercourse was calculated using OPW FSU methodologies and validated against FSR and FEH flows. A 1D hydraulic river model was built to ascertain the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) flood level including an allowance for climate change in line with OPW guidance.
Bridge design requirements were specified using the existing scenario model. The proposed watercourse crossing structure was subsequently modelled to demonstrate that there was no impact on flooding elsewhere.
Following submission of the Section 50 application and accompanying technical report, consent was granted with no requests for additional information.