Limerick City Draft Development Plan 2010-2016 Roadshow

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Limerick City Draft Development Plan 2010-2016 Roadshow

Press Release
February 2nd, 2010

Limerick City Council is inviting members of the public to have their say in how Limerick city will grow and develop over the next six years by making submissions to the new Draft Development Plan 2010-2016.

The Draft Limerick City Development Plan sets out Limerick City Council’s policies for the development of the city to 2016 and beyond. It has been developed following a period of intensive consultation which took the form of public meetings and workshops, meetings with stakeholders and service providers, written submissions and seminars for elected representatives.

During the month of February, a road show will take place at venues across Limerick where local people can view the plan and make their own suggestions on the policies contained in it.

From February 9th-11th, the plan will be displayed in the Thomas Street Centre on the corner of Thomas Street/Catherine Street and representatives from Limerick City Council will be on hand to explain its contents and the implications of the policies.

From February 16th-23rd, the Draft Development Plan roadshow will take place in Kileely, Roxboro Road and Caherdavin. (full list attached)

Kieran Reeves, Limerick City Council Senior Planner said the roadshow is a chance for Limerick people to examine future plans for their areas and is an opportunity to make their voices heard.

“Last year we held public meetings to find out the issues and concerns the people of Limerick city had and we compiled the draft development plan which will decide how the city develops, expands and changes over the next six years,” he explained.

 “Now we would like people to come and view that draft as is does contain specific policies for various parts of the city called area profiles. We would appreciate all comments from people in relation to their own areas and what is being proposed,” he added.

The Limerick Draft Development plan includes comprehensive sections on economic development, retail strategies and plans for Transport, Housing, Regeneration, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and the Environment.
It is divided into three volumes made up of seventeen individual chapters including explanatory maps, figures and tables.

The draft development plan is also available on line at www.limerickcity.ie and in the Planning Department, Limerick City Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick where it can be purchased in either hard or soft copy.

The full list of venues for the roadshow is listed below.

YOUR CITY, YOUR PLAN


Schedule of meetings for the Draft Development Plan 2010-2016

9th February to 11th February 2010, City Centre Consultation 10am to 2pm - Creative Space Location: Thomas Street, Catherine Street Junction

16th February 2010, 10.00am-12.30pm, St. Munchin’s Community Centre, Kileely.

17th February 2010, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Our Lady Queen of Peace Resource Centre, Roxboro Road.

23rd February 2010, 11.30am – 1.30pm, Caherdavin Enterprise/ Community Centre, Caherdavin.

Last update:03/02/2010

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