I propose to take Questions Nos. 733 and 748 together.
The making of a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) is a function of the relevant Regional Assembly, in this case the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA), under Section 21 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
At the meeting of EMRA on 3 May 2019, the Members of the Assembly agreed to make the RSES for the Region on 28 June 2019, in accordance with section 24(9) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). This was confirmed by the Regional Assembly in a letter to my Department, dated 15 May 2019. It is my understanding that the finalised RSES will be published on 28 June.