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Development Plan 2017-2023

Draft Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023

  • What is the Draft City Development Plan 2017-2023?

    The Draft City Development Plan 2017-2023 sets out the vision and overall strategy for the future sustainable development of Galway City in relation to issues such as Economic Development; Housing; Transportation; Commercial activity; Parks and Recreation; Biodiversity; Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Social and Community Development. It provides the strategic framework to guide and manage development, both in the short and longer term.

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  • Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft City Development Plan

    The Elected Members of Galway City Council by resolution have proposed that the Draft Galway City Development Plan for the period 2017-2023 be amended.

    109 material alterations to the Draft Plan are proposed.

    These Proposed Material Alterations and accompanying environmental assessments will be on display from Monday 5th September 2016 – Tuesday 4th October 2016 and the public are invited to make submissions/observations in relation to any proposed alteration.

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  • Making Written Submissions/Observation

    Written Submissions/Observations regarding the Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Development Plan 2017-2023 and associated environmental assessments are invited by post or email from Monday 5th September 2016 - Tuesday 4th October 2016 and will be taken into consideration before the Development Plan is finally adopted by Council members.

    Written Submissions/ Observations should be marked 'Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Galway City Development Plan' and state the name of the person/body making the submission.

    Postal submissions should be sent to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway,

    Or emailed to the following address, devplan@galwaycity.ie

    The closing date for receipt of Submissions/Observations to the Proposed Material Alterations is 4pm on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

    Please note : Only written submissions or observations in relation to the proposed Material Alterations and associated environmental assessments can be considered at this stage.

    A Drop-in Clinic, where planning staff will be available to answer questions in connection with the Proposed Material Alterations will be held in the Planning Department every Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.00pm commencing on Thursday 8th September 2016 with a final clinic on Thursday 29th September 2016. No prior appointment is necessary.

    Telephone enquiries regarding the proposed Material Alterations of the Draft City Development Plan 2017-2023 can be made to the Planning Section, Galway City Council at (091) 536822.

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  • Download documents related to the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Galway City Development Plan below

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  • Next Steps

    After the public consultation period on the proposed material alterations, a report will be prepared by the Chief Executive on the submissions/observations received, summarising the issues raised and the setting out the Chief Executive's response and recommendation.

    The Elected Members will then consider the proposed material alterations, the environmental assessments and the Chief Executive's Report. Following on from this they will make the Development Plan for the City with or without the proposed material alteration.

    It is anticipated that Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023 will be finally adopted by Members of the City Council in December 2016. The new plan will become operative within four weeks from adoption.

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  • What documents are available for the Draft Development Plan 2017-2023?

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