Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies Public Consultation
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Ireland’s Regional Authorities have a range of powers in relation to spatial planning and economic development. They were streamlined into three Regional Assemblies in 2015, As part of the Government’s reform of local government as set out in Putting People First – Action Programme for Effective Local Government. The membership of a regional assembly consists of members of the local authorities within the region:
- The Northern and Western Regional Assemblycovers the county councils of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Galway, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo and the city council of Galway.
- The Southern Regional Assemblycovers the county councils of Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford, the city council of Cork, and the city and county councils of Limerick and Waterford.
- The Eastern and Midland Regional Assemblycovers the county councils of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, South Dublin, Westmeath and Wicklow and the city council of Dublin.
Their role includes to co-ordinate, promote or support strategic planning and sustainable development of the regions, through new Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies, and providing statutory observations on local authority development plans and variations.
Each of the assemblies have recently launched public consultations on the preparation of their respective Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies and submissions are invited up until Friday, 26th January.
Further details are available at the above links.
December 11, 2017
November 17, 2017