Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern Region – Submissions Requested

Following publication of the Draft National Planning Framework “Ireland Our Plan 2040”(NPF), the Southern Regional Assembly has commenced the formal process for the formulation of a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region as provided for under Section 21(1)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The objective of the RSES shall be to support the implementation of the NPF  and the economic policies and objectives of the Government by providing a long-term planning and economic framework which shall be consistent with the NPF and the economic policies or objectives of the Government.


In order to stimulate debate and encourage participation in the process an Issues Paper has been prepared by the Southern Regional Assembly which details the matters to be considered in the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy including issues such as:

  • The future role of our regional cities, towns and rural areas
  • Industry, employment, training and regional economic performance
  • Regional housing needs and settlement patterns
  • Social, community and cultural facilities
  • Future infrastructural investment priorities


The Southern Regional Assembly is currently inviting submissions in writing in response to the Issues Paper focusing on strategic spatial planning and economic issues for the region.


Submissions can be made by 5.00pm on 26th January 2018 via one of the following media:



Post: RSES Submissions, Southern Regional Assembly, Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford X91 K256


The Regional Assembly will consider all submissions made before preparing a Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy. Please note that public submissions may be published on the Regional Assembly website and subject to Freedom of Information.


To download and review the Issues Paper please click HERE

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