Sligo and Environs area

Sligo City and Environs Local Area Plan

Sligo County Council is currently in the process of preparing a new Local Area Plan for the Sligo and Environs area. When finalised, this Local Area Plan will supersede the provisions of the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 (as currently incorporated into the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023).

Pre-Draft public consultation on the preparation of the Sligo City Local Area Plan 2018-2024 took place between 12th December 2017 and 30th January 2018.  A consultation paper was prepared by the planning authority in order to highlight and generate debate on the main issues involved in the process.  The consultation paper can be viewed below. 

Sligo & Environs Local Area Plan 2018-2024 Consultation Paper (PDF) - 4,107 kbs  PDF

A total of 62 written submissions were received, covering a wide range of issues.  A summary report on the submissions received was presented to the meeting of Sligo Municipal District on 26th March 2018.  The report and its associated map can be viewed below.

Sligo & Environs Local Area Plan 2018-2024 Pre-Draft Submissions Report (PDF) - 574 kbs  PDF
Sligo & Environs Local Area Plan 2018-2024 Pre-Draft Submissions Map (PDF) - 1,798 kbs  PDF

The planning section continues to work on the preparation of the Draft Local Area Plan.  The timeframe for its publication will be dependent upon the timeframe for the preparation of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) by the Regional Assembly, as well as any legislative requirements that may arise as a result of the National Planning Framework and its associated implications.

 

Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 and Related Documents

The Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 (SEDP) was adopted in November 2009 and was due to expire in 2015.  When Sligo Borough Council was abolished in 2014, the lifetime of the SEDP was automatically extended in accordance with the provisions of section 11A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).  In August 2017, the provisions of the SEDP were further extended through incorporation into the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023 (CDP).  The CDP states that the policies and objectives of the SEDP will continue to apply until the adoption of a Local Area Plan for Sligo and Environs.

Telephone: 071 9114451 / 071 9114452 

E-mail: planning@sligococo.ie

SEDP 2010-2016 Downloads (low resolution)

Main Document

Chapters 1 to 4 (PDF) - 4,300 kbs  

Chapters 5 to 9 (PDF) - 9,068 kbs  

Chapter 10 (PDF) - 14,312 kbs  

Chapters 11 to 17 (PDF) - 12,759 kbs  

Changes to the text of the SEDP Core Strategy Variation (PDF) - 76 kbs  

Amended Map 1 - Zoning Map (PDF) - 7,376 kbs  

Amended Map 2 - Transport Objectives (PDF) - 6,725 kbs  

Map 3 - Open Space Objectives (PDF) - 6,066 kbs  

Map 4 - General Objectives (PDF) - 7,037 kbs  

Map 5 - Record of Protected Structures, Architectural Conservational Areas, Zones of Archaeological Potential (PDF) - 5,183 kbs  

Map 6 (A1) - Record of Protected Structure, Architectural Conservation Areas, Zone of Archaeological Potentials (City Centre only) (PDF) - 2,351 kbs  

 

Chapter Details

Chapter 1. Existing Context

Chapter 2. Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)

Chapter 3. Strategic goals and broad aims of the SEDP

Chapter 5. Spatial strategy

Chapter 6. The economy

Chapter 7. Housing

Chapter 8. Community facilities

Chapter 9. The value of culture in place-making

Chapter 10. Mobility: effective transport and movement

Chapter 11. Open space, sports and recreation

Chapter 12. Urban design

Chapter 13. Heritage

Chapter 14. Environmental infrastructure

Chapter 15. Energy and telecommunications

Chapter 16. Development management standards

Chapter 17. Implementation

 

Associated Documents

Centre Block Masterplan (PDF) - 4,590 kbs  

Quay Quarter Urban Design Framework (PDF) - 3,934 kbs  

Joint Sligo City and County Housing Strategy 2010-2017 (PDF) - 788 kbs  

Joint Sligo City and County Retail Strategy 2010-2017 (PDF) - 394 kbs  

SEA Environmental Report (PDF) - 17,689 kbs  

Environmental Report: Addendum I (PDF) - 161 kbs  

Environmental Report: Addendum II (PDF) - 130 kbs  

Environmental Report: Addendum III (PDF) - 442 kbs  

SEA Non Technical Summary of the Environmental Report (PDF) - 9,032 kbs  

SEA Statement (PDF) - 3,797 kbs  

 

Record of Protected Structures for the SEDP area

SEDP Record of Protected Structures (PDF) - 5,530 kbs

 

Please go to to our  page for more information. 

  

 

Variation no. 1 – Eastern Bridge and Associated Roads Scheme

On the 9th of May 2011, Sligo Borough Council made a variation of the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The Variation became operational on the 10th of May 2012.

Variation No. 1 of the SEDP consists of the following:

  1. In Section 10.2 Strategic road proposals, under the heading Strategic roads objectives, include the following objective:
    T1.3  Eastern Bridge scheme (E2) as approved by An Bord Pleanála, crossing the Garavogue River from Cleaveragh Demesne to Rathquarter, continuing north and turning west to connect with Ash Lane at Ballinode neighbourhood centre.
  2. On Map 2 Transport Objectives and on the corresponding Figure 10 in the SEDP document, indicate the strategic road objective T1.3. 
    Amended Map 2 - Transport Objectives (PDF) - 6,725 kbs  

 

Reason for the Variation:

To facilitate the regeneration and further development of the eastern areas of Sligo City through the provision of a new north-south strategic transport corridor crossing the Garavogue River.

 

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment

Variation No. 1 of the SEDP is accompanied by:

Addendum IV (PDF) - 274 kbs  

Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report (PDF) - 188 kbs  

SEA Statement (PDF) - 36 kbs  

 

Public Consultation

The Proposed Variation, Addendum IV of the Environmental Report and AA Screening Report were available for inspection from Wednesday 9 March 2011 to Tuesday 5 April 2011.

A total of 787 submissions were received during this period. The issues raised in submissions and the Manager’s response to these issues are contained in the Manager’s Report on submissions relating to the proposed Eastern Bridge Variation (PDF) - 872 kbs

 

Variation no. 2 – Core Strategy

On 5 September and 3 October 2011 respectively, Sligo County Council and Sligo Borough Council made a variation of the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The variation became operational on 4 October 2011.

Variation No. 2 of the SEDP consists of the following:

Changes to the text of the SEDP Core Strategy Variation (PDF) - 76 kbs

Amended Map 1 - Zoning Map (PDF) - 7,376 kbs  

Core Strategy Explanatory Note (PDF) - 38 kbs  

 

Reason for the Variation

Under Section 7 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010, each Planning Authority is required to introduce a Core Strategy as part of its development plan. The purpose of the Core Strategy is to articulate a medium- to longer-term quantitatively-based strategy for the spatial development of the area of the planning authority.

 

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment

Variation No. 2 of the SEDP is accompanied by:

Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report (PDF) - 98 kbs

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report (PDF) - 56 kbs  

 

Public Consultation

The proposed variation, explanatory documents and supporting reports were available for inspection from 13 July 2011 to 9 August 2011.

A total of 11 submissions were received during this period. The issues raised in submissions and the Manager’s response to these issues are contained in the Manager’s Report on submissions relating to the proposed Core Strategy Variation (PDF) - 282 kbs