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The Southern Region

Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, the Southern Regional Assembly has assumed a number of new functions.  Chief among these is the preparation of a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region.

The RSES is a link between the forthcoming National Planning Framework, the City & County Development Plans and the Local Economic & Community Plans. Through this process the Assembly is centrally involved in the formulation of policies geared towards achieving a greater dispersal of economic growth and development throughout the region.

To ensure that all City & County Development Plans are consistent with the RSES and relevant national policy, draft plans or proposed variations to development plans are referred by the Local Authority to the Regional Assembly. Following the preparation of a new draft development plan, or a proposed variation to an existing development plan, the Regional Assembly will consider whether the draft is consistent with the RSES and can issue formal recommendations to the relevant Local Authority where necessary.

The Assembly is a prescribed body under the Planning Acts which means that it must be consulted on certain strategic infrastructural proposals.  When assessing any such proposals, the Assembly has regard to the general welfare, strategic planning and sustainable development requirements of the region. In practice this means it takes into account the physical, economic, social, demographic, infrastructural and environmental situation of the region. Under the Act, the Assembly must seek to protect or improve the region’s environment, its heritage, amenity and cultural resources.

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Draft Southern Region’s Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Assembly | Regional Planning | General

18

Dec

Draft Southern Region’s Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a…
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Rural Regeneration First Round of Funding approvals

The Assembly | Regional Planning | General

27

Nov

Rural Regeneration First Round of Funding approvals

Rural Regeneration First Round of Funding approvalsAs part of Project Ireland 2040, the Government has committed to providing an additional €1 billion for a new Rural Regeneration and…
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Project Ireland 2040

The Assembly | Regional Planning | General

16

Feb

Project Ireland 2040

Cllr John Brennan, Southern Regional Assembly attended the launch of the National Planning Framework - Ireland 2040, #Project Ireland 2040, in IT Sligo today.The Project Ireland…
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