Submissions sought on proposed Variations
Submissions sought on PROPOSED VARIATION NO. 2- NORTH & SOUTH TIPPERARY COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLANS Cllr. Martin Lonergan
Independent Tipperary County Councillor for Clonmel/Cahir Borough District, Martin Lonergan has urged members of the public to get involved in the debate on the variation of both North and South Tipperary County Development Plans.His call comes as the public consultation period has commenced and submissions are now being invited from members of the public. Commenting on the proposed variation, Cllr. Lonergan said, The reason for the proposed Variation is, the new Tipperary County Council was established on the 1st June, 2014, following a decision by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) to amalgamate North and South Tipperary County Councils. Pursuant to Section 11B of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) the lifetime of both County Development Plans has been extended. The proposed Variation No. 2 has been prepared in order to put in place a strategic planning framework for Tipperary County and to harmonise planning policies and objectives across the existing County. The proposal put to the public is a culmination of a number of Members Workshops held in recent months with the Planning Directorate of Tipperary County Council. Concluding Cllr. Lonergan added, This is an important document for the County moving forward and I would advise any individual who wishes to contribute or make a submission to do so. It is hoped that the new plan will be passed at our September Monthly meeting. Written submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Variation, received up to and including Wednesday, 26th August will be taken into consideration before the making of the Variation!