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Draft Galway City Development Plan goes on public display

The Draft Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 is currently on public display, with public consultation drop-in sessions starting next week.

The draft development plan is available to view and download from consult.galwaycity.ie and www.galwaycity.ie It is also available to inspect in the council’s planning office, and at all city libraries.

The public consultation sessions will take place in The Harbour Hotel (Wednesday March 9 ); Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road (Thursday March 10 ); Connacht Hotel (Tuesday March 15 ); and the Clybaun Hotel (Wednesday March 16 ). All sessions will run from 4pm to 8pm.

“These consultation events will give those who attend an opportunity to speak with members of the Galway City Council’s planning team and find out more about the draft development plan,” said City Hall senior planner, Caroline Phelan.

Draft development plan clinics will be held at the council’s planning office each Tuesday morning until April 13. Members of the public can meet with a member of the planning team to discuss any aspect of the plan. Appointments are necessary and can be made via consult.galwaycity.ie or 091 - 536599.

Submissions on the plan can be made via post, to Senior Planner, Planning Department, City Hall, College Road, Galway, H91 X4K8; or email, via [email protected]. Submissions should be made in one form only. The closing date for receipt of written submissions is Wednesday April 13 2022.

Reddington confirms footpath repair works in Headford underway

Fine Gael county councillor Andrew Reddington has said that a €60,000 proposal he initiated for footpath enhancement will commence in the Headford area in the next number of weeks.

He added that while there might be some disruption to businesses, the long term benefits make it worthwile.

Cllr Reddington said that he is delighted to confirm that an application he put forward under active travel is now underway in Headford to improve footpaths in the town.

“The contractor will be commencing the footpath works on the Main Street in Headford over the next number of weeks. There will be some disruption to businesses, pedestrians and traffic which is unavoidable.

“We will work to the best of our ability to keep disruption to a minimum. There will be traffic management in place so a stop go operation will be ongoing during the hours of work.

“We will see how this goes over the first few days and will be able to change times if we have to – in the case it has an effect of school traffic, funerals etc.

 

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