The public are being invited to have their say on what Carrick-on-Suir will look like in 2019 and they have until April 10 to submit their views on the planning policies that should be included in the town’s new six-year Development Plan.
The Town Council took the first step in preparing a Development Plan for the town up to 2019 by organising a pre-draft public consultation meeting in the Carraig Hotel last week.
Three members of the Planning Section of South Tipperary County Council - Caroline Conway, Aidan Walsh and Claire Lee – attended the meeting and explained the process of making a Development Plan to the public.
A Development Plan is the main public statement of planning policies for the local community and will be in effect for a six-year period.
The Plan sets out the land use, amenity and development objectives and policies of the planning authority for the lifetime of the plan, which is from 2013 to 2019.
Submissions or observations regarding objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Carrick on Suir may be made in writing up to April 10.
They should be marked ‘COSTDP Preparation’ and addressed to Town Clerk Michael O’Brien, Carrick on Suir Town Council, New Street, Carrick on Suir.