22.0 Forward Planning

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22.0 Forward Planning

Limerick City and County Council is statutorily required to prepare a Development Plan and Local Area Plans and as part of its overall development brief remit is obliged to undertake the drawing up of land use plans and studies which will enable the planned development of Limerick, including the provision of infrastructure. These plans and studies set out overall strategies for the proper planning and sustainable development of the areas which are the subject of the plans. These plans include objectives for the provision or facilitation of the provision of infrastructure in the areas concerned.

Given the critical nature of Forward Planning in identifying the infrastructural requirements of Limerick, expenditure associated with Forward Planning, including the drawing up of land use plans and studies, development plan and local area plans, is to be charged to capital account (development contributions), in accordance with Section 48 (17)(h) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

A 5% proportion of the money collected through the Development Contribution Scheme will be allocated to the costs of Forward Planning.  This will cover the staff and ancillary cost associated with drawing up Local Area Plans, carrying out Strategic Environmental Assessment, Appropriate Assessment, reviewing the Development Plan, reviewing the Housing Strategy and the preparation of similar strategic planning reports. This cost is included in the development contribution figure for each of the services.