Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy

Opendate_range17 Sep, 2022, 9:00am - 18 Oct, 2022, 11:59pm

LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT LIMERICK CITY AND ENVIRONS GREEN AND BLUE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY

 

Notice is hereby given of the Limerick City and County Council Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy.

The Draft Strategy has been prepared to build on and assist the delivery of our ambitious vision for Limerick, set out in the newly adopted Development Plan, to create a ‘Green City Region on the Shannon Estuary connected through people and places’. The aim is to inform and guide the development of green and blue spaces, including our rivers, parks and open green spaces, to enhance access for all, while protecting the value of our natural heritage and biodiversity.

The Draft Strategy sets out a number of objectives and projects that can be delivered in partnership with local people, community groups and businesses. As part of this consultation process we would value your input and ideas on the Draft Strategy and how it can respond to climate change by promoting the greening of our City, create new spaces for people to play and visit, and to enhance and protect biodiversity.

A copy of these documents can be viewed from 17th September 2022 – 18th October 2022 inclusive at the following locations:

  • Corporate Head Quarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick;
  • County Hall, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick;
  • Dooradoyle Library, Dooradoyle;
  • Online at https://mypoint.limerick.ie.

Public Information Day:

The Council is also hosting a drop-in public information day where members of the public and interest groups can attend. Members of the team will also be present on the day to chat and have a discussion on the strategy. The public information day will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2022 between 2pm - 7pm in the Small Exhibition Room at Corporate Head Quarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA):

In complying with SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 to 2011, Limerick City and County Council has carried out a Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required for the Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy.

Appropriate Assessment:

A Screening for Appropriate Assessment has been carried out for the Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy, in accordance with the requirements of Article 6 of the EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. Limerick City and County Council has determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is required. This is available for viewing with the main documents.

Submissions/Observations:

Submissions/Observations may be made in respect of the Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and associated environmental reports from 17th September 2022 – 18th October 2022 inclusive. We would welcome and encourage your submissions and observations on the documents.

Submissions/Observations may be made as follows:

  • Online at https://mypoint.limerick.ie;
  • Email to gbi@limerick.ie; or,
  • In writing to Mr. David Ryan, Staff Officer, Planning, Environment and Place-Making Directorate, Limerick City and County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick.

Any submission or observation shall state your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. All submissions or observations made during the submission period with respect to the Draft Limerick City and Environs Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and associated environmental reports will be taken into consideration by the Council before the making of the Strategy.

Please note that by giving your contact details you are agreeing to the Council GDPR policy. A link to the privacy statement is available here https://www.limerick.ie/privacy-statements.

For queries, please contact the Planning, Environment and Place-Making Directorate at (061) 556000 or via gbi@limerick.ie.

 

Nuala Gallagher,

Director of Services,

Planning, Environment and Place-Making Directorate.