Stage 1 - Overview
Galway County Council commences the preparation of the 2022-2028 County Development Plan on the 18th June 2020. This Plan-making process must be completed within two years by May 2022. The review and preparation of the Galway County Development Plan is one of the most important functions of the Council. The new County Development Plan will set out the strategy for the future planning and sustainable development of County Galway up to 2028 and beyond. The County Development Plan review has come at a time of change globally, nationally and locally.
The needs of Galway’s population must be considered in this review process by creating sustainable communities through housing delivery, job creation, enterprise promotion, tourism support, provision of services and community facilities within the context of a healthy well planned natural and built environment. It is vitally important that as many individuals and groups are involved in this process as possible so that the final County Development Plan reflects public concerns and aspirations whilst having regard to national and regional policies and guidelines.
The Pre-Draft Stage of the County Development Plan Review process is made up of four phases:
- Pre-Draft Public Consultation – submissions will be accepted from members of the public and prescribed stakeholders.
- Prepare Chief Executive’s Report on Consultation – the Chief Executive will prepare a report on any submissions received during this period and will submit this report to the Elected Members for their consideration.
- Directions from Members on Draft Plan – The Members may issue directions to the Chief Executive regarding the preparation of the Draft Development Plan.
- Preparation of Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028 will then commence.