Current Public Consultations

Draft Variation No. 1 of Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023

Alignment with the National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Public consultation from 27 July to 24 August 2020

 

Background to the Variation No. 1

Sligo County Council has prepared a Draft Variation No. 1 to the Sligo County Development Plan 2017–2023 (CDP) under Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Planning legislation requires that the Development Plan be varied to incorporate the recent changes in national and regional policy:

  • at national level, the National Spatial Strategy 2002-2020 was replaced in 2018 by the National Planning Framework/Project Ireland 2040;
  • at regional level, the Border Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022 were replaced in 2020 by the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Northern and Western Region.

 

Summary of necessary changes to the CDP

Only five of the thirteen chapters in Volume 1 of the CDP require certain changes. These are:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 3. Core Strategy
  • Chapter 4. Economic Development
  • Chapter 5. Housing
  • Chapter 8. Transport and Mobility

Apart from specific amendments to the above chapters, references to NSS, RPG and Gateway City need to be replaced by references to NPF, RSES and Regional Growth Centre throughout the CDP.

 

What does not change in the CDP

The updated County population projections are not substantially different from the ones currently stated in the CDP, therefore there is no requirement for additional lands to be zoned in towns and villages outside the Sligo and Environs Area.  This means that the Mini-Plans in Volume 2 of the CDP do not require any modifications.

Any zoning modifications in the Sligo and Environs area will be made as part of the preparation of the Local Area Plan scheduled to recommence as soon as this CDP Variation is adopted by Sligo County Council.

The Settlement Hierarchy, the Housing Strategy and the Retail Strategy for County Sligo do not need to change.

 

Public display of the Draft Variation No. 1

The Draft Variation No. 1 to the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023 can be downloaded or viewed on Sligo County Council’s consultation portal at consult.sligococo.ie or by clicking on the links below:

Draft Variation no. 1 (PDF) - 2,706 kbs  PDF
SEA Screening Report of Draft Variation No. 1 (PDF) - 1,908 kbs  PDF

Anyone who wishes to inspect a printed copy of the Draft Variation No. 1 and associated documents should contact the Planning Office on telephone 071 911 4452 , Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00.  Printed copies of the Draft Variation No. 1 and associated documents may also be ordered for purchase.

Any queries relating to the Draft Variation or to the public consultation process shall be e-mailed to dpu@sligococo.ie.  Alternatively, the public can call the Planning Office on telephone 071 911 4452.

 

How to make a submission

Written submissions or observations regarding the Draft Variation No. 1 may be made to Sligo County Council between Monday 27 July and Monday, 24 August 2020 via the consultation portal at https://consult.sligococo.ie/

Although not recommended, submissions may also be made in the following ways:

  • By e-mail – sending submissions to the Development Planning Unit of Sligo County Council at dpu@sligococo.ie
  • By post – addressing submissions to Ms Janet McNamara, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Sligo County Council, City Hall, Quay Street, SLIGO, F91 PP44

Only one submission per person or organisation will be accepted, either via the consultation portal OR by e-mail/post.

All submissions posted or e-mailed shall be clearly marked with the text “Draft Variation No. 1 of Sligo CDP”.  Submissions sent by post and requesting an acknowledgement shall include a full postal address (this will not be published in any form).

All submissions will be made available for public viewing on the consultation portal (personal or sensitive information will be redacted).  Anonymous submissions will not be taken into consideration.

Submissions will be accepted until 4 pm on Monday, 24 August 2020.  Late submissions will not be taken into consideration.