Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy

A Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy has been prepared to build on and assist the delivery of the ambitious vision for Limerick, set out in the newly adopted Limerick City and County Development Plan, to create a “Green City Region on the Shannon Estuary connected through people and places”.

The aim is to inform and guide the planning and management of green and blue spaces in Limerick City and Environs, including our rivers, parks and open green spaces, helping drive the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient society.

Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy

Green and blue infrastructure (GBI) is the network of multi-functional natural and semi-natural spaces and corridors in an area.

GBI delivers a vital role in addressing climate change (e.g. through surface water and flood management, storing greenhouse gases, providing habitats for wildlife) whilst providing a wide range of benefits and support to:

  • Society - improving health and well-being, improving air and noise quality, creating attractive and inclusive places to live, expanding social and community cohesion
  • Biodiversity - threading nature into streetscapes, balancing competing demands of recreation with the need to retain biodiversity features within the growing city.

Public Consultation

The Council is proceeding to consult with all relevant stakeholders on the Draft Strategy as part of the public consultation process. A copy of the Draft Strategy, along with supporting environmental reports (SEA Scoping Report, AA Screening and full AA), can be viewed from 17th September - 18th October 2022 inclusive at the following locations:

  • Corporate Head Quarters, Merchant’s Quay
  • County Hall, Dooradoyle Road
  • Dooradoyle Library, Dooradoyle
  • Online at MyPoint

The Council welcome and encourage submissions and observations on how green and blue infrastructure can be delivered through the Draft Strategy and it would be appreciated if they can be received by Tuesday 18th October 2022.

Submissions

Submissions can be made on MyPoint or

  • By email to gbi@limerick.ie
  • In writing to Mr. David Ryan, Planning, Environment and Place-Making, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick V94 WV78

Any submission or observation please state your name, address and, where relevant, the body or organisation represented. All submissions or observations made during the submission period with respect to the Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and associated environmental reports will be taken into consideration by the Council before the making of the Strategy.

Please note that by giving your contact details you are agreeing to the Council GDPR policy.

For queries, please contact the Planning, Environment and Place-Making Directorate at 061 556000 or email gbi@limerick.ie.