• Adamstown Primary
  • Dublin Central
  • Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords
  • Dublin Central
  • Claremount
  • Adamstown Central
  • Millfield Centre, Balbriggan
  • Killeen Castle

The Mid West Area Strategic Plan

Mid West Area Strategic PlanThe Mid-west Regional Authority (MWRA) have published the draft version of the Mid West Area Strategic Plan (MWASP). The Plan covers the jurisdictions of Limerick City Council, Clare County Council, Limerick County Council and North Tipperary County Council.  

"The Draft Mid-West Area Strategic Plan (MWASP) was prepared to secure the following overall objectives;

  1. Prioritisation of investment in the region;
  2. Strengthening The Limerick/Shannon Gateway as the core of the Region. The promotion of the existing city and environs (the metropolitan city) as the economic driver for the region is fundamental;
  3. Strengthening the Limerick/Shannon Gateway, Nenagh and Ennis as the Hub in terms of population growth;
  4. Create and support a well defined hierarchy of settlement, as defined in the Mid-West Regional Planning Guidelines, which will support the development of a series of rural economic nodes such as Newcastle West, Thurles and Roscrea;
  5. Deliver the required transport infrastructure to meet the Plan objectives;
  6. Optimise the organisational structure to facilitate the delivery of the Plan objectives;
  7. Provide economic review and direction for the region."

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Wicklow County Council: Further Matters in relation to Control of Quarries

Wicklow County COuncol have published notice of their intention to examine all quarries within their administrative area. "to determine, in relation to that quarry, whether having regard to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the Habitats Directive,"the quarry operators carried out the necessary studies and assessments. The Council have set out their intended course of action and it is to be noted that they intended that "The examination and determination by the Planning Authority of every quarry shall be made not later than the 23rd of August 2012. The examination and determination shall be carried out in accordance with Section 261A (2), (3),(4) and (5) of the Planning and Development Act 2000(as amended)." The Council are inviting comments on this from interested parties, on or before 19th January 2012.

Full details of the Council's intended actions are available from their website.

Proposed Examination of Quarries by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are proposing to examine existing quarries within their administrative area under Section 261a of the Planning & Development Act 2010. The Council have published a list of actions whereby they will examine every quarry to determine compliance with the Planning & Development legislation as it relates to quarries. Interested parties are invited to make submissions or obersvations on the Council's intended course of action on or before 25th January 2012. Full information is available from the Council's website.


Dublin City Council Draft Outdoor Advertising Strategy

outdoor_advertising_strategyDublin City Council have published a draft outdoor advertising strategy, and are inviting comments from interested parties.  Comments can be made in writing to the City Council before 4.30pm on 25th January 2012.  The City Council are proposing the strategy "In order to manage an effective programme of outdoor advertising." The policy is based on geographical zones. "These zones cover all parts of the city, ranging from areas of architectural, historical and cultural sensitivity, to residential areas, to areas of little architectural or historic significance."

The proposed strategy, which contains a map of the geographical zones, can be downloaded from the City Council website

Dublin City Public Realm Strategy

dcc_prsDublin City Council have published their Draft Public Realm Strategy for the City.  It goes on public display from 1st December until 25th January 2012 and submissions on the draft strategy may be made during that period.

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Review of the Kells Development Plan

kells_development_planMeath County Council have commenced review of the Kells Development Plan and have published a Strategic Issues Paper

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Blackrock Local Area Plan

blackrock_issues_paperDun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have commenced consultation on the Issues Paper for the Blackrock Local Area Plan.

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Draft Retail Planning Guidelines Published

draft_retail_planning_guidelines_coverMinister Phil Hogan has announced the publication by the Department of the Environment Heritage & Local Government, of Draft Retail Planning Guidelines for consultation. The proposed Guidelines are intended to replace the existing document "Guidelines For Planning Authorities: Retail Planning", which was published in January 2005. The consultation period on the Draft runs until 20th December 2011.

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Dun Laoghaire Local Area Plan

dun_laoghaire_lapDun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have commenced consultation on the Issues Paper for the Dun Laoghaire Town Centre Local Area Plan.

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New Docklands Masterplan 

Stephen Little & Associates are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as planning advisors for the development of a masterplan on a key site in the Dublin Docklands. More details to follow.

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