The Issues Paper is the first stage in the process of making a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES). It is an informative document to highlight some of the key issues facing the region and to assist people in making their submission to this initial consultation process.
What are the relevant strategic planning responses to these 10 key questions:
How can we align the location of population growth, employment and housing, by 2030?
How can we plan for healthier and more attractive places?
How can we balance the economic, environment and social dimensions for a better region?
How can we address regional disparities for more balanced regional development?
What are the key strategic natural assets we need to protect?
How do we address water and waste water capacity issues in our large urban centres?
How can we build a strong cultural identity and tourism brand for our region?
What are the key infrastructure bottlenecks that ‘unlock’ the growth potential of key sites in our region?
How do we support national commitments and respond to climate change in our region?
How do we measure the success of the RSES?
How to make a submission
Local authorities, state agencies, public and private agencies, interest groups and any interested member of the public are NOW invited to make submissions until 5pm on Friday 26th January, 2018.
These submissions will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the Draft RSES for the Eastern and Midland Region.
Submissions and observations should be marked Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) and can be submitted via:
Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly
3rd Floor North, Ballymun Civic Centre
Please make your submission via one medium only, either electronic or hard copy. All submissions must include the following:
- Your name and details of any organisation, community or representative group, or company you represent
- An address for correspondence
- Your submission on relevant planning issues for the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy
To assist you in making your submission, a number of documents have been published to highlight some of the issues and choices we face in planning for the future:
- An Issues Paper, with key questions to prompt the initial consultation period
- A Socio Economic Profile for the region, was prepared in collaboration with AIRO to provide a comprehensive evidence baseline, accompanied by a series of interactive maps on the EMRA Web Viewer
- The Regional Planning Guidelines, which set the current policy framework
- The Draft National Planning Framework, which set out the proposed national planning framework for the spatial distribution of growth in the regions