“The public consultation process presents members of the public with a valuable opportunity to have their say on the future development of their local community,” commented the Mayor of Kilrush, Councillor Ian Lynch.
“Obtaining input from the local community at the beginning of the plan-making process is important to the final outcome of the Kilrush Development Plan. The Kilrush Development Plan 2014-2020 will determine the future land-use needs of the local community in terms of economic development, recreational and community requirements, as well as residential, transport and infrastructural needs,” stated Mayor Lynch.
An Issues Booklet outlining the statutory and public consultation processes involved in the preparation of the Plan has been produced and made available at the offices of Kilrush Town Council and Clare County Council as well as at local libraries, and on the www.clarecoco.ie and www.kilrushtowncouncil.ie websites. 300 copies of the Issues Book also have been issued to community groups, stakeholders, statutory bodies and ratepayers in Kilrush.
Brian McCarthy, Senior Executive Planner added: “Community groups, individuals, stakeholders and students are encouraged to make written submissions no later than 4pm on Tuesday, 10 April 2012. There will be an opportunity later in the process for the public to further express their views and make additional submissions, however it is important to have a say at this early stage.”
In making submissions and observations, individuals should state their name, address and, where relevant, the body represented. Submissions or observations should be addressed to: Planning, Economic Development & Enterprise Department, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Alternatively, submissions may also be emailed to forwardplan@
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