Reminder: Notice of Review of the Galway City Development Plan 2011-2017 and Preparation of a new Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023
Galway City Council
Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, that Galway City Council, being the Planning Authority for the City, intends to review the Galway City Development Plan 2011-2017 and prepare a new Development Plan 2017-2023 for its functional area.
The Planning Authority will carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment [SEA] as part of the review process and an Environmental Report will be prepared on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the new Plan. The provisions of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 as amended shall apply.
The review of the City Development Plan will be assessed in accordance with Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive in relation to the management and integrity of Natura 2000 sites.
To inform the process, an Issues Paper which highlights some of the issues to be addressed in the new Plan is available to view and download from www.galwaycity.ie. It can also be inspected at the following locations during the consultation period from Friday 23rd January 2015 to Monday 23rd March 2015:
|Planning Department||During normal opening hours|
|Galway City Library||During normal opening hours|
|Westside Library||During normal opening hours|
|Ballybane Library||During normal opening hours|
|Renmore Sports Centre||During normal opening hours|
|Knocknacarra Community Centre||During normal opening hours|
Public Information Sessions which are open to all will be held at a number of venues in the City as listed below.
|23rd February||Monday||Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road||4.00pm - 8.00pm|
|24th February||Tuesday||The Menlo Park Hotel||4.00pm - 8.00pm|
|25th February||Wednesday||Westwood Hotel||4.00pm - 8.00pm|
|26th February||Thursday||Knocknacarra Community Centre||4.00pm - 8.00pm|
|27th February||Friday||Galway City Council College Road.||10.00am -4.00pm|
Weekly Drop in Clinic:
The public can also attend a Drop-in Clinic in the Planning Department, City Hall any Thursday from 2.00-4.00pm during the consultation period.
Submissions or observations regarding the review of the existing Galway City Development Plan 2011-2017 and the preparation of the proposed new City Development Plan and/or the Environmental Report are hereby invited from members of the public and other interested parties.
Submissions or observations regarding objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the Galway City area may be made in writing to the Planning Authority from Friday 23rd January 2015 to Monday 23rd March 2015.
Requests or proposals for zoning of particular land for any purpose cannot be considered at this stage of the plan process. At the next stage of the process, the Planning Authority intends to review the zoning of the area for the purposes of developing an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the city and the core strategy.
Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.
Submissions or observations can be sent either:
By Post to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway, or by E-Mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions or observations should be marked Development Plan Review, state the name of the person making the submission and where relevant the body represented. All submissions lodged within the above period will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the new Draft City Development Plan 2017-2023.
All details may be obtained on the Councils website: www.galwaycity.ie
The final date for receipt of submissions or observations for this stage of the Development Plan process is 4pm on Monday 23rd March 2015.
Signed: Joe O'Neill
Director of Services,
Planning & Transportation
Dated: Wednesday 21st January 2015