Proposed Docklands Local Area Plan

Pre-draft Public Consultation 26 January 2011 – 25 March 2011

Sligo Borough Council and Sligo County Council intend to prepare a Local Area Plan (LAP) for the wider Docklands Area. 

Having recognised the strategic nature of the Harbour and surrounding lands in their Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016, Sligo Local Authorities wish to secure the redevelopment of this key area of the Gateway on the basis of a detailed local area plan.


Creating a Vision

The proximity to the city centre, the waterfront along the Garavogue Estuary, the unparalleled views of Benbulben, Knocknarea and the sea, the variety of greenfield and brownfield lands with development potential – all these features confer a special character to the wider Docklands area.

The Docklands LAP needs a clear vision of what it hopes to achieve, and how this will bring benefits in the long term, if it is to be effective in regenerating the area. 


Public Consultation

Broad-based public participation is essential in the structuring of the vision. Sligo Local Authorities are inviting all citizens to take part in this process. 

The residents of communities connected or close to the Docklands, the business people operating in the area and their customers, the potential users of future amenities, the wider community, the artists and students of Sligo - all have the unique opportunity to make a valuable input into the shaping of the Docklands’ future.

Infrastructure and service providers, state/semi-state bodies and funding agencies are also called to contribute to the creation of a shared vision.


Consultation Paper 

In order to assist those who wish to participate in public consultation and contribute to the preparation of the Docklands LAP, the Development Planning Unit has prepared a Pre-Draft Consultation Paper. This document offers background information relating to the Docklands and outlines the main challenges that the LAP must address in order to help transform the Docklands into a vibrant urban quarter of the Gateway. 

The Paper is available for viewing and download at Hard copies of the Paper can be obtained at a cost from the Planning Offices of the County Council and can be consulted for free in the local libraries.

Pre-Draft Consultation Paper - 13,918 kbs



You are invited to express your views and make suggestions in relation to the forthcoming Docklands LAP. Pre-draft submissions must be made in writing and sent to 

Ms. Anna Jones, 
Administrative Officer, Planning Office,
Sligo County Council,
County Hall,

Telephone 071 9111216


Closing date for submissions: Friday, 25 March 2011 (4.00pm)