Pre-Draft Consultation

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Publications

A number of documents have been published to highlight the issues and choices we face in planning for Ireland’s future over the next 20 years.

English

Issues and Choices

February 2017

2.2 MB

 

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Issues and Choices Paper
Executive Summary

February 2017

966 KB

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Shaping Ireland towards 2040
Short Summary

February 2017

827 KB

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Press Release

February 2017

180 KB

 

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Report

February 2017

999 KB

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Consultation Review

September 2017

2.3 MB

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Gaeilge

Saincheisteanna agus Roghanna

Feabhra 2017

2.2 MB

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Saincheisteanna agus Roghanna
Achoimre Feidhmiúcháin

Feabhra 2017

447 KB

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Éire a mhúnlú i dtreo 2040

Feabhra 2017

139 KB

 

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Strategic Environmental Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment is a process for evaluating, at the earliest appropriate stage, the environmental consequences of implementing plan / programme initiatives prepared by authorities at a national, regional or local level or which are prepared by an authority for adoption through legislative means. The purpose is to ensure that the environmental consequences of plans and programmes are assessed both during their preparation and prior to adoption. The SEA process also gives interested parties an opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed plan or programme and to be kept informed during the decision making process.

The European Directive (2001/42/EC) on the Assessment of the Effects of Certain Plans and Programmes on the Environment (the SEA Directive), was transposed into national legislation in Ireland by the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 435/2004) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 436/2004), as amended.

Under Article 3 of the Directive, an environmental assessment shall be carried out for plans and programmes, including those related to land use planning. The Department undertook SEA Screening in 2016 and determined that SEA of the NPF would be required (see to Section 3.1.1 for more information on the screening process). The next step in the SEA process requires definition of the scope and level of detail of the information to be included in the Environmental Report. A scoping report has been prepared and can be viewed here (link to scoping report).


Other Publications

Stakeholder Consultation Report

3 MB

 

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Expert Scoping Report

297 KB

 

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For information on the schools competition click here.

Spatial Mapping

In partnership with the All Island Research Observatory based at Maynooth University, the Department are utilising spatial mapping and analysis as part of the evidence base that will inform the National Planning Framework.
As part of this work, a National Planning Framework Map Viewer is being coordinated by AIRO where all mapping information related to the project will be accessible and viewed.

This viewer can be accessed here.

Information Leaflet
February 2017
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SUBMISSIONS

All submissions received as part of the Pre-Draft Consultation can be viewed here