Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Questions (587)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

587. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when the south-east regional spatial strategy will be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10446/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region is currently on public display until 8 March 2019. 

Following the consultation period, the Southern Regional Assembly must report on and consider all submissions received in the formulation of the final RSES, the adoption of which will require approval by the members of the Regional Assembly.

If the Assembly decides to make changes to the draft RSES that are considered ‘material’, those changes must be subject to environmental related assessments and be put on public display for a further consultation period of not less than four weeks, before being determined.

The draft RSES for the Southern Region is available on the Southern Regional Assembly's website at the following link: 

www.southernassembly.ie/regional-planning/public-consultation-on-the-issues-paper-for-the-regional-spatial-and-econom.