Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (485)

Jonathan O'Brien


485. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Planning Land Use and Transport - Outlook 2040; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46371/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Supporting analysis for PLUTO 2040 — which looked at an extensive range of issues such as Brexit, technology, climate change, maintaining the existing network and the future challenges in our cities, in rural areas, on the interurban network and the approaches to ports and airports — is now largely complete. Work on the PLUTO main report is well underway and is informed by the evidence base developed through the supporting analysis.

It is currently envisaged that the PLUTO main report and background papers will be cleared by the project steering group for public consultation in December. The public consultation will then be initiated in January and run for approximately two months. All of the supporting background papers will be made available alongside the main report as part of the consultation process.

Publication of the final PLUTO report will depend on the responses received during the consultation but it is currently expected that this will take place in Q2 2020.