Chapter 3 - Spatial Planning Policy

closeddate_range10 Oct, 2020, 8:00am - 23 Nov, 2020, 5:00pm

3.0 - Spatial Planning Policy 

The Irish spatial planning hierarchy is outlined in the following figure:

Figure 2 - Planning Hierarchy 

The Draft Southern Environs LAP has been prepared having regard to the higher level national, regional and local policy documents, in addition to Guidelines issued under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Section 11 (5) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) requires that following adoption of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region, the Limerick County Development Plan and Limerick City Development Plan are reviewed in the context of the National Planning Framework and RSES. The statutory process for the making of the proposed Limerick Development Plan commenced on 15th of August 2020 with the display of the Issues Paper.

The reader should note that this LAP is therefore an interim plan, pending the adoption of the proposed Limerick Development Plan in 2022. The area covered by this Southern Environs LAP, in conjunction with the area covered by the Castletroy LAP 2019 – 2025 will then be incorporated into the proposed Limerick Development Plan. The two aforementioned LAPs will then be revoked.

The Draft Southern Environs LAP has been prepared having regard to the higher level national, regional and local policy documents, in addition to Guidelines issued under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Spatial Planning Objective:

             It is an objective of Limerick City and County Council, pending the adoption of the Limerick Development Plan in 2022, that the area covered by the Draft Southern Environs Local Area Plan 2021 - 2027 and the Castletroy Local Area Plan 2019 – 2025 shall be incorporated into same. In this regard, the Southern Environs Local Area Plan 2021 – 2027 is an interim plan and will be revoked pending adoption of the proposed Limerick Development Plan in 2022.