1 - Economic Development and Planning Policy

Minutes of Strategic Policy Committee 1 (Economic Development and Planning Policy) of Sligo County Council held at 11.00 am on 19th May, 2010 in the Training Room, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.


MEMBERS PRESENT:

  • Councillor Thomas Collery,
  • Councillor Sean McManus,
  • Councillor Deirdre Healy McGowan, 
  • Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady,
  • Mr. Frank Flanagan,
  • Mr. Tom Currid,
  • Ms Maura Mc Cormack,
  • Mr. Gerard Queenan.

OFFICIALS PRESENT:

  • Paula R Gallagher, Acting Director of Services
  • Frank Moylan, Acting Senior Planner
  • Mihaela Davidescu, Acting Senior Executive Planner
  • Gabriel Browne, Administrative Officer
  • Siobhan Ryan, Heritage Officer
  • Anna Jones, Administrative Officer

APOLOGIES:

  • Councillor Jim Mc Garry.

CHAIRPERSON:

In light of the absence of the Chairperson it was proposed by Councillor Healy McGowan and seconded by Councillor Collery that Councillor Mac Manus would take the Chair.

1. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 12TH MARCH 2009. 

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Healy McGowan and seconded by Councillor Sean Mc Manus and agreed:  “That the minutes of the Strategic Policy Committee No.1 meeting held on 12th March 2009 be confirmed”.

2. UPDATE IN RELATION TO REVIEW OF SLIGO COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

The Planning Staff gave an update in relation to progress on the Enniscrone Local Area Plan, Docklands Local Area Plan and the review of the Sligo County Development Plan.  A list of the villages for which ‘Mini Plans’ were being prepared was circulated to all of the Members present

3. UPDATE ON DELIVERY OF COUNTY SLIGO HERITAGE PLAN 2007 – 2011

The Heritage Officer outlined details of the work being carried out by the Heritage Office, indicated progress on the delivery of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2007 – 2011 and set out details of the work programme for 2010.  Councillor Sean Mac Manus proposed that firm recommendations in relation to the naming of Estates be included in the Draft Placename Policy and this was agreed.

4. SLIGO CONSERVATION PLAN PROGRAMME.

The Heritage Officer outlined details of the Sligo Conservation Plan Programme 2010 including the setting up of Steering Groups for Sligo Gaol, Carrowkeel and Inishmurray.

5. COUNTY SLIGO BIODIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

It was proposed by Councillor Sean Mac Manus and seconded by Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady and agreed that the Draft Sligo Biodiversity Action Plan be brought before the next County Council Meeting for consideration.

6. TO CONSIDER SETTING UP OF WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE.

Mr. Gabriel Browne, Administrative Officer outlined the work being carried out by the Sligo County Development Board (CDB) in developing a county-wide tourism strategy in conjunction with other agencies and committees through the Tourism Sub Group which has been established.  It was agreed that the Strategic Policy Committee had no role in duplicating actions already being undertaken by the CDB.

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

The Members agreed the following dates for meetings for the remainder of 2010, all meetings to take place on Thursdays at 3.00pm –

  • 22 July 2010, 
  • 23 September 2010, 
  • 25 November 2010.

It was also agreed that reports would be sent out in hard copy in advance of the meetings.

 

 


Meeting Date 19/05/2010