Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (733, 748)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

733. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the date on which the finalised regional spatial and economic strategy for the eastern and midlands region will be published. [26191/19]

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Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

748. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the date the finalised regional spatial and economic strategy for the eastern and midlands region will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26429/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

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.