LAUNCH OF THE ATLANTIC GATEWAYS REPORT
Atlantic Gateways Initiative achieving critical mass (September 2006)
SUSTAINABLE RURAL HOUSING GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES
Mr Dick Roche T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has published the finalised Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Rural Housing (April 2005). The final statutory guidelines follow through on the draft guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Rural Housing published in March 2004 to give all those interested an opportunity to comment before the guidelines were finalised in statutory form. The Department received over 100 submissions in relation to the draft guidelines from interested organizations and individuals. Many suggestions for clarifying or improving the guidelines have been incorporated in the guidelines in the final statutory form in which they are now published. The guidelines contain a wide range of measures on the issue of rural or "one-off" housing. The guidelines consolidate the approach taken in relation to rural housing in the National Spatial Strategy.
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Sustainable Rural Housing Guidelines for Planning Authorities (April 2005)
IMPLEMENTING REGIONAL PLANNING GUIDELINES, BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE
Implementing Regional Planning Guidelines Best Practice guidance (February 2005) . The associated press release and Ministers speech can also be downloaded here .
ROCHE LIFTS PLANNING CAP IN GATEWAY TOWNS AND CITIES
Mr Dick Roche, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, announced that he has decided to amend the Retail Planning Guidelines to provide that the floorspace cap on retail warehouses will no longer apply within the functional areas of the four Dublin local authorities and in the other National Spatial Strategy Gateways. Retail Planning Guidelines for Planning Authorities (January 2005) The associated press release can be downloaded here.
Implementing the NSS: Gateway Investment Priorities Study (August 2006)
Implementing the National Spatial Strategy Preparing Regional Planning Guidelines Guidance Notes (February 2003)