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Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy – Public Consultation


Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) – Process Update.

The Northern and Western Regional Assembly published a Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy in November 2018, following significant engagement and consultations over the previous 12 months. This included the formal Pre-Draft RSES consultation that took place between November 2017 and February 2018.

The Draft RSES was the subject of public consultation during the period 19th November 2018 to 8th February 2019, together with associated Natura Impact Report and an Environmental Report, accompanied by a Regional Flood Risk Appraisal Report.

The NWRA examined the submissions received on its Draft RSES and prepared a Director’s Report to Members of the Regional Assembly in April 2019 outlining the issues raised and recommendations in respect of the content of the RSES. This report can be viewed on the link below together with copies of the submissions. Those submissions that related solely to RPO 115(a) and (b) – of which there were almost 800 have not been uploaded to the website as it would take considerable resources to enable them to be collectively in compliance with Data Protection requirements (GDPR). They can be made available upon request.

The Director’s Report, an Addendum to the Director’s Report and the Environmental Assessments were considered by the Assembly at its meeting on 26/4/19. The assembly adopted the reports referred to above and proposed material amendments to the Draft RSES.

It was also determined that the proposed material amendments required an SEA and AA to be carried out.

The Statutory Consultation Process in relation to the proposed Material Amendments is likely to commence next month and further updates will be provided when the exact date Is known.

Stages of RSES Preperation

The Draft RSES, and the above mentioned associated documentation are available for viewing, and download from the links below

Draft RSES and Associated Documentation

Draft RSES

Draft REGIONAL SPATIAL AND ECONOMIC STRATEGY for the Northern and Western Regional Assembly

Socio-Economic Baseline Report Part 1

Socio Economic Baseline Report Part 1

Socio Economic Baseline Report Part 2

Socio Economic Baseline Report Part 2

SEA Environmental Report

SEA Environmental Report

Flood Risk Assessment

Regional Flood Risk Assessment

Natura Impact Report

Natura Impact Report

Resource Documents

Report on Submissions

Director’s Report on Submissions

Stakeholder Workshops

Report on Pre-Draft RSES Stakeholder Workshops January 2018

RSES Scoping Report

Scoping Report

RSES Issues Paper

RSES Issues Paper

Draft NPF Submission

NWRA Draft NPF Submission Nov 2017

Issues & Choices Paper

NPF Submisson

RPG – West

Regional Planning Guidelines – West

Ireland 2040 Website

RPG – Border

Regional Planning Guidelines – Border