Limerick City and County Council published the Draft Development Plan on the 26th of June 2021. The Plan sets out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the functional area of Limerick over a six-year period between 2022 and 2028.
The Draft Plan, the first consolidated plan for Limerick City and County will replace the existing Limerick City Development Plan 2010-2016 (as extended) and Limerick County Development Plan 2010-2016 (as extended). The Draft Plan will set out the blueprint for the growth of Limerick over the Plan period, from an economic, social, physical and environmental perspective.
The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No 436 of 2004) (as amended), and an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report pursuant to the Habitats Directive (91/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment also accompanies the Draft Plan.
The consultation phase for the Draft Limerick Development Plan 2022-2028 is now closed.
Limerick City and County Council have prepared the Chief Executive’s Report on all submissions/ observations received during the public consultation phase. This Chief Executive’s Report sets out a summary and the Chief Executive’s Response and Recommendation on each valid submission, and of any proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan. The Chief Executive’s Report and Proposed Material Alterations will be issued to the Elected Members of Limerick City and County Council on 26th November for consideration. The Material Alterations will be placed on public display in March, where the public will have an opportunity to make further submission and observations on the Material Alterations only.