VIEW THE PUBLIC WEBINAR BELOW
which took place on Thursday 24th June
HAVE YOUR SAY on Sligo 2030
As you may be aware now Sligo County Council, working in partnership with the Local Community Development Committee, the Strategic Policy Committee for Planning Community & Economic Development and the Sligo Economic Forum, and the wider community, is developing an overarching Strategic Framework to guide the development of County Sligo towards 2030, entitled Sligo 2030 One Voice One Vision. This framework will act as an integrated multi-sectoral ‘Local Economic & Community Plan’ based on the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A draft consultation paper, including draft Socio-Economic Statement and high level goals has been prepared and is available to invite discussion and feedback.
As part of the Stakeholder Engagement process a virtual Public Webinar took place on Thursday 24th June.
The public Webinar, which was open to all, gave an overview of the draft Socio-Economic Statement including the draft vision for Sligo 2030 and the emerging high-level goals. It included an overview of the timeline for the development of the Sligo 2030 plan and invite and encourage feedback and submissions to the process.
All are reminded that the consultation process remains open and the draft consultation paper, and details in relation to the Community and Business surveys and the making of submissions are available at https://www.sligococo.ie/2030/.
The closing date for submissions is 4.30pm on Thursday 8th July 2021. Submissions can be made in writing to Sligo 2030 submissions, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sligo is on the cusp of major transformation and we need your help.
Sligo County Council, working in partnership with the Local Community Development Committee, the Strategic Policy Committee for Planning Community & Economic Development and the Sligo Economic Forum, is putting in place an overarching Strategic Framework to guide the development of all of County Sligo over the next 8 to 10 years. Entitled Sligo 2030 One Voice One Vision (Sligo 2030), this framework will act as an integrated multi-sectoral ‘Local Economic & Community Plan’, integrating Economic, Social, Community and Spatial Planning for all of Sligo based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals with an ambition for a smart and green Sligo.
Sligo County Council is asking for the input of the local community from all sectors, to develop this new plan by inputting ideas in relation to how Sligo can be developed and to provide feedback to the consultation paper which has been prepared to engender discussion for the development of Sligo 2030.
(Please see below for more information on the consultation process).
Objective of Sligo 2030
Sligo 2030 will be an innovative, ambitious, and transformational plan for both City and County, that will align with local, regional, national, and international policy and strategy. Sligo County Council, acknowledging Sligo’s unique location, its important economic status as a Regional Growth Centre, and the needs of its people, have set about creating a transformational plan to develop Sligo over the next 10 years. Sligo 2030 will be guided by the principles of being smart, green, sustainable, and inclusive.
The plan will focus on four key areas of ambition:
- Growing Sligo into its role as a Regional Growth Centre
- Positioning Sligo to the forefront of smart digital transformation
- Positioning Sligo as an exemplar region in climate action
- Improving the living conditions and health of the people of Sligo
It is envisaged that in 10 years’ time, Sligo and its people will be more prosperous, have more job opportunities, be leaders in smart digital transformation and climate action, and be known as a place for an exemplary quality of life where others want to live, work, invest and visit.
The Public Consultation Process - Have your say
Contributions from the public and local community, across all its sectors are vital to ensure that Sligo 2030 reflects their ideas, concerns and needs. Key to Sligo 2030’s success will be the public’s participation in the development of the plan and their subsequent involvement in achieving the agreed goals and objectives to transform Sligo by the year 2030. The general public and community can participate in a number of ways.
- A consultation paper which includes a DRAFT Statement and high level goals has been prepared to generate ideas and feedback. (see below).
- Participation in the Community and Business Surveys which are outlined below is encouraged
- Feedback, in relation to the consultation paper which includes the DRAFT Statement and high level goals is very welcome and can be made via email or post as outlined below.
- Information will be posted on this page as the process evolves on the Public Webinar
Consultation Paper – DRAFT Statement and High Level Goals
The consultation paper is based on Socio-Economic data and includes a DRAFT Statement and high level goals. It is intended that this is a “living document” and will evolve throughout the development process. Its purpose is to stimulate discussion and ideas and encourage participation in the process from Sligo’s diverse stakeholders.
Feedback must be received in writing by email or post before 4.30 pm on Thursday 8th July to email@example.com or in writing to “Sligo 2030 submissions”, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.
Please see below links to surveys that have been designed to allow Sligo County Council to develop a comprehensive understanding of specific economic and community needs in Sligo. Surveys should be completed by 4.30pm on Thursday 8th July.
- If you are a member of the Sligo community or live elsewhere and have an interest in Sligo, please fill out the Community Survey.
- If you have a business interest in Sligo please fill out the Business Survey.