Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (218)

Willie Penrose


218. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 620 of 13 November 2018, the way in which commitments given to an organisation (details supplied) at a meeting on 4 October 2018 can be incorporated into the forthcoming regional spatial and economic strategies in order to ensure that the necessary changes to help deliver on the practical aspects as set out therein are implemented; if he as a statutory consultee will ensure that they are incorporated into the RSESs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48798/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

As set out in the reply to Question No. 620 of 13 November 2018 referred to, clarification of the practical aspects of implementation of the National Planning Framework policies across existing local authority plans and Regional Spatial Economic Strategies has been provided through ongoing engagement by my Department and the Regional Assemblies.  My Department will continue to provide support and guidance as appropriate and this engagement will feed into and help inform my assessment of the draft Strategies that are now being published for consultation, in my role as a statutory consultee.