Wednesday 22 March 2023

Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029

 Publication of the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 sets out the policies and objectives for the development of the City over the plan period. The plan has been prepared in accordance with the steps set out in the Planning and Development Acts. The Elected Members of Galway City Council adopted the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 at the Full Council Meeting held on Thursday, 24th November 2022, and it came into effect from Wednesday, 4th January 2023. This is a six-year development plan for the City, and it is expected to remain in force (subject to any interim variations that the Council may make) until 2029.

The Development Plan is a Local Authority’s main policy document in relation to planning. The Development Plan consists of a written statement which sets out the policies for the city, and maps which show land use zonings for different types of development, such as residential, commercial, and industrial. The plan sets out the overall core strategy and specific objectives for the proper planning and sustainable development of Galway City.

The Draft Direction by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to Galway City Council as regards the making of the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 was released on the 20th of January 2023 and is open for submission until 4 pm on the Friday, 3rd February 2023. Written submissions or observations regarding the Draft Direction may be made to the Planning Authority during the consultation period. The Office of the Planning Regulator shall consider these before it makes a recommendation to the Minister on the matter.

The Draft Direction issued by the Minister is available to view online.

It is also available for inspection at the Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway, H91 X4K8, during opening hours: 9 am-4 pm, Monday to Friday.

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