The Issues Paper aims to commence a dialogue on our region’s future. Our vibrant, evolving and growing region. The Framework also sets out our approach and underlying principles.

Although not equipped with all the answers yet, the Assembly is committed to crafting a future that encapsulates existing best practice whilst also challenging the consensus and committing to innovation. The time to show we were smart enough to shape that future, when we had the chance, is now.

This Issues Paper is a consultation document that has been prepared in advance of drafting a new Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the entirety of the Northern and Western Region.

RSES Issues Paper


  • In Writing

    RSES Submissions, Northern and Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon by 12 noon on January 26th 2018.

There will be further opportunities for the public and all interested parties to make a submission on the next stage of the process, which shall be consideration of the Draft RSES.

Please note: Submissions may be published on our website and subject to Freedom of Information. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged but it will not be possible to issue individual responses.

Background Resources:

Draft NPF Submission

NWRA Draft NPF Submission Nov 2017

Issues & Choices Paper

NPF Submisson

RPG – West

Regional Planning Guidelines – West

RPG – Border

Regional Planning Guidelines – Border

Ireland 2040 Website