On the 2nd of November 2009, Sligo Borough Council and Sligo County Council adopted the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010–2016. The Plan covers the Borough of Sligo together with its urban and rural environs located outside the Borough, under the jurisdiction of Sligo County Council. The SEDP 2010–2016 became operational on 30 November 2009 and will remain in force for six years. Statutory variation may be made by the Members of Sligo Borough Council and Sligo County Council during the 2010-2016 period. It is advisable to consult the Councils’ websites or check with the respective Planning Sections for up-to-date information regarding variations. Hard copies of the SEDP and associated documents are available for inspection and purchase from the Planning Offices of Sligo Borough Council and Sligo County Council. Higher-resolution digital copies can also be made available for purchase on CD-ROM.
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Chapter 1. Existing Context
Chapter 2. Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
Chapter 3. Strategic goals and broad aims of the SEDP
Chapter 5. Spatial strategy
Chapter 6. The economy
Chapter 7. Housing
Chapter 8. Community facilities
Chapter 9. The value of culture in place-making
Chapter 10. Mobility: effective transport and movement
Chapter 11. Open space, sports and recreation
Chapter 12. Urban design
Chapter 13. Heritage
Chapter 14. Environmental infrastructure
Chapter 15. Energy and telecommunications
Chapter 16. Development management standards
Chapter 17. Implementation)
Record of Protected Structures for the SEDP area
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On the 9th of May 2011, Sligo Borough Council made a variation of the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The Variation became operational on the 10th of May 2012.
Variation No. 1 of the SEDP consists of the following:
To facilitate the regeneration and further development of the eastern areas of Sligo City through the provision of a new north-south strategic transport corridor crossing the Garavogue River.
Variation No. 1 of the SEDP is accompanied by:
The Proposed Variation, Addendum IV of the Environmental Report and AA Screening Report were available for inspection from Wednesday 9 March 2011 to Tuesday 5 April 2011.
A total of 787 submissions were received during this period. The issues raised in submissions and the Manager’s response to these issues are contained in the Manager’s Report on submissions relating to the proposed Eastern Bridge Variation - 872 kbs
On 5 September and 3 October 2011 respectively, Sligo County Council and Sligo Borough Council made a variation of the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The variation became operational on 4 October 2011.
Variation No. 2 of the SEDP consists of the following:
Under Section 7 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010, each Planning Authority is required to introduce a Core Strategy as part of its development plan. The purpose of the Core Strategy is to articulate a medium- to longer-term quantitatively-based strategy for the spatial development of the area of the planning authority.
Variation No. 2 of the SEDP is accompanied by:
The proposed variation, explanatory documents and supporting reports were available for inspection from 13 July 2011 to 9 August 2011.
A total of 11 submissions were received during this period. The issues raised in submissions and the Manager’s response to these issues are contained in the Manager’s Report on submissions relating to the proposed Core Strategy Variation (PDF) - 282 kbs