Material Amendments to Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027
Material Amendments to the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021-2027
Chief Executive Report on Material Amendments to the Draft Plan
The Chief Executive (CE) Report on Material Amendments to the Draft Plan was issued to Elected Members on Tuesday 24th May 2022. The CEs Report summarises the submissions and observations received and provides a response and recommendation from CE to each submission. The report can be accessed via the link under Materials option on this page.
THE CONSULTATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
The Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021 – 2027 was placed on public display from 29th March 2022 until 26th April 2022.
A total of 1267 submissions and observations were received during the prescribed period in response to this stage of public consultation. In accordance with the requirements of Section 12(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), a Chief Executive’s Report was prepared, which summarised and detailed the submissions received on the Draft Development Plan and provided the response and recommendations of the Chief Executive to the issues raised.
The Elected Council Members, having considered the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021‐2027 and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, resolved, following a Council meeting dated 15th February 2022, to amend the Draft Mayo Development Plan. These proposed amendments, if made, constitute a material alteration to the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021-2027. Accordingly, the Council resolved to place the proposed amendments on public display for a period of not less than 4 weeks, in accordance with Section 12(7)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
Material Amendments & Accompanying Reports
This document is accompanied by amendments to the maps contained in Volume 3 Book of Maps. Volumes 5 contain the SEA, AA and SFRA Screening of the proposed amendments to the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021-2027. An SEA Environmental Report and Screening Determination (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed amendment) and an AA Screening Report and AA Determination have been undertaken, in order to inform and assist the public and other interested parties in consideration of the proposed amendments to the Draft Mayo Development Plan.
Written observations or submissions submitted during the consultation period, regarding the proposed amendments and the likely significant effects on the environment of their implementation will be taken into consideration before the making of the Mayo County Development Plan 2021 - 2027.
After the consultation period ends, the Chief Executive will prepare a report on all submissions and observations received during the prescribed period and submit the report to the Elected Members for their consideration. Having considered the Proposed Amendments to the Draft Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, the Elected Members may, by resolution, make the Mayo Development Plan 2021-2027 with or without amendment (of a non-material nature).
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How to make a submission
Written observations or submissions regarding the proposed amendments only must be received between: 29th March 2022 and by 4:00pm on 26th April 2022, either;
Submissions/observations to be made by one medium only and should include:
- Proposed Amendment(s) Reference Number(s) as shown in the document
- Full Name & Address of person making submission/observation
- Details of organisation/community group/company which you represent where relevant.
Submissions/Observations may be made either directly here using this website or by post. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the website and at the offices of the Planning Department.
Children or groups or associations representing children are entitled to make submissions or observations.
All observations or submissions received before the closing date will be taken into consideration before the making of the Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027.
Please note that submissions that do not relate to a proposed amendment, cannot be taken into consideration.
To make an online submission, register for an account today. This is a one-time process for all Mayo County Council public consultations. You will receive an email with a link to activated your registration. Click on the link to log in and make a submission.
Make a postal submission
By post to: Forward Planning, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 WF90
Written observations or submissions should be marked ‘Material Amendments Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027’, and submitted to the Forward Planning, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 WF90. Observations or submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented.
How this Document is Organised
Proposed amendments to the text of the Draft Plan are assigned a Reference Number and their location in the Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027 is referenced where applicable (references to page numbers are to the Draft Mayo County Development Plan page number).
The proposed amendments to the Written Statement of the Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021‐2027 are set out in this document. The text of the Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027 is shown in normal font.
Additions to the text are shown in green print, for example:
Reference Number: Proposed Amendment 3.2
Update HSP 6 of the plan as follows:
Support the ongoing monitoring and review of the HNDA, over the lifetime of the Plan, in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government having consideration to the outcomes of any revised Development Plan Guidelines, and where appropriate, take any steps considered necessary to align with the approach set out in these guidelines.
Deletions to the text are shown in red print with strikethrough, for example:
Reference Number: Proposed Amendment 6.8
Delete MTO 19 of the plan as follows:
MTO 19 To apply a less restrictive approach to non-residential development of strategic or national importance or extensions to such developments accessing onto the National Road Network in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.6 of the ‘Spatial Planning and National Roads -Guidelines for planning authorities’ (2012).
Volume 3 Book of Maps
The proposed Amendments to the maps of the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021‐ 2027 are set out in a separate Volume 3 Book of Maps.
Volumes 4 Supporting Documents
An amendment to the Housing Strategy/Housing Needs Demand Assessment
Volumes 5 SEA, AA & SFRA
An Addendum to the Strategic Environmental Assessment, Natura Impact Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment includes proposed amendments to these respective documents and is set out in a separate accompanying document.
Note: Requirement for names and addresses
Any submission should state your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. All submissions to the Draft Development Plan 2021-2027 will form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council.
Please be aware that this will include the names and addresses of those making the submissions.
Accordingly, the report and its contents will be included in the minutes of that meeting and consequently will be published on our website.
Locations for Display of the Draft Plan
The Material Alterations to the Draft Mayo County Development Plan (including the SEA Environmental Report, AA Natura Impact Report, SFRA, Maps and accompanying documentation) will be on display here on the Council's consultation portal and at the locations listed hereunder from 29th March 2020 until 26th April 2022 (excluding public holidays) pending Covid-19 guidelines:
Mayo County Council Offices: Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Áras an Chontae, Castlebar
- Ballina Civic Offices
- Ballinrobe Area Office
- Belmullet Area Office
- Claremorris Area Office
- Swinford Area Office
- Westport Civic Office
Mayo Public Libraries (please check locally for opening hours)
- Achill Sound
Copies of the Material Amendments to the Draft Mayo Development Plan 2021-2027 and associated documentation are available for purchase from the Forward Planning Department, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 WF90. For further information please phone 094 9064000.
The personal information (data) collected during the consultation process (which may include the collection of sensitive personal data) is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected is subject to Mayo County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at: https://www.mayo.ie/privacy .