New - Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023

The Development Plan for the County of Sligo 2017–2023 was made by the members of Sligo County Council at their meeting on 31st July 2017.

The Sligo County Development Plan 2017–2023 is effective from 28 August 2017.

A copy of the plan may be inspected or purchased during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm) at the Planning Office of Sligo County Council, in the City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.

The CDP copy available for inspection is a preliminary version of the Plan, consisting of the consolidated Draft Plan +Adopted Amendments. An illustrated version is currently under preparation and will replace the preliminary version when finalised.

The SEA Environmental Report, Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and Flood Risk Assessment Report are also being consolidated and will be made available when finalised.

Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement (PDF) - 73 kbs  PDF

The CDP 2017-2023 and associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Volume 1 – Main Written Statement (PDF) - 16,302 kbs  PDF
Landscape Characterisation Map (PDF) - 8,529 kbs  PDF

Volume 2 - Mini-Plans

Record Protected Structures 2017-2023 (PDF) - 5,830 kbs  PDF

Third Chief Executive’s Report

During the third (and last) public consultation period, Sligo County Council received 25 submissions, of which 18 related to the Proposed Amendments of the Draft Plan.
The Third Chief Executive’s Report addressed each Proposed Amendment, gave the Chief Executive’ opinion in relation to any related submissions and made recommendations regarding the adoption or modification of each Proposed Amendment.

The Report was considered by the Elected Members at the special Council Meeting on 31 July 2017.

Third Chief Executive’s Report (PDF) - 993 kbs  PDF

Resolutions passed at the Special Meeting of 31 July 2017 (will be available in September)

Proposed Amendments

The Proposed Amendments to the Draft Sligo CDP 2017-2023 were on public display from 11 May to 21 June 2017. They were accompanied by and SEA Addendum and a Natura Impact Report (Appropriate Assessment).

Proposed Amendments - Text - 4,369 kbs  PDF
Proposed Amendments - Map Book - 10,721 kbs  PDF
SEA Addendum - 376 kbs  PDF
Natura Impact Report - 1,757 kbs  PDF

Second Chief Executive’s Report

Following public consultation in September-November 2016, Sligo County Council received 176 submissions in relation to the Draft CDP 2017-2023 and a further 49 submissions in relation to the Record of Protected Structures.

The Second Chief Executive’s Report summarised the issues raised in submissions and gave the Chief Executive’ response to each one, including recommendations as to whether or not the Draft Plan, Environmental Report or RPS should be modified.

Second CE Report - Volume 1 (submissions on the main CDP policy document) - 3,549 kbs

Second CE Report - Volume 2 (submissions relating to the 32 mini-plans) - 908 kbs

Second CE Report - Volume 2 Map Book - 4,645 kbs

Second CE Report – Volume 3 (submissions relating to the Record of Protected Structures) - 537 kbs


On 27 March 2017, having considered the Draft Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023 (CDP) and the Second Chief Executive’s Report on the submissions received, the members of the Sligo County Council resolved to propose amendments to the Draft CDP.

Resolutions passed at the Special Meeting of 27 March 2017 - 264 kbs

Some of the proposed amendments, if made, would be material alterations of the Draft CDP.

Pursuant to Section 12(6)(aa) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), the Planning Authority has determined that strategic environmental assessment and appropriate assessment are required in respect of some of the proposed material alterations of the Draft CDP.

In accordance with Section 12(6)(ab) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), the Chief Executive has specified that a period of up to 6 weeks following the passing of the aforementioned resolution is required to facilitate the strategic environmental assessment.

The proposed amendments of the Draft CDP and the associated assessments will be placed on public display after the completion of the assessments. A further notice will be published before that date.


Draft CDP Documents

The Draft County Development Plan (CDP) consists of two volumes:

Volume 1 – main written statement (PDF) - 16,302 kbs

Volume 2 – Mini-Plans 


The Draft CDP is accompanied by the following documents:

Landscape Character Assessment Map (A1 format) (PDF) - 9,904 kbs  

County Housing Strategy (PDF) - 230 kbs  

County Retail Strategy (PDF) - 9,262 kbs


Proposed Changes to the Record of Protected Structures (PDF) - 10,750 kbs

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (PDF) - 447 kbs

Environmental Report (Strategic Environmental Assessment) (PDF) - 1,607 kbs

Non-Technical Summary (Strategic Environmental Assessment) (PDF) - 274 kbs  

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report (Habitats Directive) (PDF) - 1,693 kbs



Printed copies can be inspected at the following locations:

  • Planning Department, City Hall, Quay Street - 10am - 4pm
  • Sligo County Library - During normal opening hours
  • Tobercurry Library, Teach Laighne - During normal opening hours
  • Ballymote and Enniscrone Branch Libraries - During normal opening hours
  • Enniscrone, Tobercurry and Ballymote Area Offices - During normal opening hours


Printed copies of the Draft Plan and associated documents may be purchased from Sligo County Council’s Planning Office, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.