Draft Variation to CDP(incl Housing Strategy) 2014 - 2020

Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended)

&

Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)

In accordance with Section 13(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, notice is hereby given that Roscommon County Council proposes to make:

Variation No.1 to the Roscommon County  Development Plan (RCDP) 2014 – 2020, including Variation No 1 of the Area Plans of Cortober, Hodson Bay/Barrymore, Strokestown and Elphin, and Variation No 1 of the Housing Strategy.

The reason for undertaking the Variation is to give expression to changes required as part of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015.

The Variation includes amendments to policies and objectives as well as the inclusion of explanatory text in the RCDP and the Area Plans associated with it of Cortober, Elphin, Hodson Bay/Barrymore and Strokestown.

In addition explanatory maps have been produced for inclusion into each of the Area Plans. The Housing Strategy has also been amended to include an updated assessment.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) screening reports and determinations by Roscommon County Council have been prepared for the Variation. These documents are

provided for public display.

In accordance with the SEA directive (2001/42/EC) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Development Assessment) Regulations 2004 as amended, the proposed Variation was screened to ascertain if the preparation of an Environmental Report was required. The SEA screening concludes that a SEA is not required.

In accordance with the Methodological Guidance on the Provisions of Article 6(3) and (4) of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and the requirements of the Birds Directive 79/409/EEC and the Habitats Directive

92/43/EEC, the proposed variation was screened to ascertain if it will have potential impacts on the integrity or conservation objectives of any Natura 2000 sites. The AA screening has determined that the proposed Variation would not give rise to significant adverse impacts on the integrity of any Natura 2000 sites and that a Stage 2 AA is not required.

A copy of the Proposed Variation will be on public display from

Friday 12th May 2017 to Wednesday 14th June 2017

(both dates inclusive, but excluding bank holidays).

A copy of the proposed Variation may be inspected at the following locations: -

1.The Planning Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, County

Roscommon, during the hours 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 4.30p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

2.The Municipal District and Area Offices of Boyle, Ballaghaderreen, Strokestown, Castlerea & Athlone

3.The Variation can also be viewed on this website (documents attached below)

Submissions or observations may be made during the stated period and should be marked “Proposed Variation No. 1 to the Roscommon County Development Plan (RCDP) 2014 – 2020,” and submitted to: -

Forward Planning Section,

Planning Department,

Roscommon County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Roscommon,

County Roscommon,

F42 VR98

Submissions may also be emailed to forwardplan@roscommoncoco.ie

Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.

Submissions or observations must be received by 4.30 p.m on Wednesday 14th June 2017

The name of the person and /or body making the submission or observation should be stated. Submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Variation made to Roscommon County Council within the stated period will be taken into consideration in deciding on the Variation.

Signed: Martin Lydon

Director of Service

Planning & Enterprise

Date: 12th May, 2017

1.  Proposed Variation No.1 RCDP 2014 - 2020 Housing Strategy  and 2. Proposed Variation to the County Development Plan 2014 - 2020 are listed below;