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Notice of Proposed Material Alterations of the Galway City Draft Development Plan 2017-23

Jul 29, 2016

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 12 (7) (aa) of Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and having regard to the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended) and the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Conservation of Wild Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) as amended that Galway City Council proposes to make material alterations of the Galway City Draft Development Plan 2017-23. In this regard Galway City Council as the planning authority has determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and an Appropriate Assessment (AA) of more than one of the proposed material alterations are required.

Take notice that in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 (7) (ab) of Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended), the Chief Executive has specified that 8 weeks following the above determination are considered necessary to facilitate the SEA and AA of more than one of the proposed material alterations of Galway City Draft Development Plan 2017-23. Accordingly the Chief Executive has specified that the SEA and AA shall be completed on or before the 5th September 2016.

Further public notice in accordance with the Section 12 (7) (b) of Planning & Development Act 2000 as amended, will be published on or before the first week in September. This notice will give details of the public consultation on the proposed material alterations of the Galway City Draft Development Plan 2017-23 and the SEA /AA, it will also include for an invitation for submissions or observations.

Signed : Joe O Neill,
Director of Services
Planning & Transportation