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Notice of Proposed Variations of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023

Notice of Proposed Variations of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023

Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)
Notice of Proposed Variations of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Galway City Council, being the Planning Authority for the City, propose to make a variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023 in respect of the following:

Proposed Variation No. 5 - To align the Development Plan with the National Planning Framework (NPF), Regional Spatial Economic Strategy (RSES) and Galway Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan (MASP) and to incorporate the Galway City Council Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Proposed Variation No. 6 – To insert a Specific Development Objective on RA zoned lands at Cappagh Park to allow for consideration of an Aquatic Sports and Fitness Centre.

It is necessary to vary the Development Plan to facilitate these changes.

A copy of the Proposed Variations, SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) and AA (Appropriate Assessment) screening reports are available to view and download on the website at:

Proposed Variations 5 & 6

SEA Screening & Determination

AA Screening Report

The public consultation period runs from Thursday 30th July to Monday 31st August 2020. Submissions or observations in relation to the Proposed Variations and associated environmental assessments may be made in writing and should be addressed to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, City Hall, College Road, Galway or by e-mail to . These will be taken into consideration by the City Council before any decision is made with regard to the Proposed Variations. The closing date for receipt of written submissions or observations is Monday 31st August 2020 at 4pm.

Documentation will be available for inspection at the Planning Department during normal opening hours by prior appointment. Please contact (091) 536599 if you have any queries or wish to arrange an appointment.

In order to comply with health & safety of both the public and staff and to ensure compliance with social distancing measures currently in place, please note that members of the public visiting the Planning Department will be asked to provide information for the purposes of contact tracing.

Documentation will also be available to view during the consultation period at the following locations:

Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street. Tel: (091) 509094

Ballybane Library, Castlepark Road, Ballybane. Tel: (091) 509244

Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. Tel: (091) 509091

Knocknacarra Community Centre, Cappagh Park. Tel: (091) 867594

Ballinfoile/Castlegar Community Centre, Headford Rd. Tel: (091) 429 620

Please note that these locations may be subject to restricted opening hours.