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Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:59:33 +0100
From: Caroline Mockler <email@example.com>
Subject: Zoning decision date for Lisnamult site
Dear Mr. Finnerty,
I refer to your email to Ms. Breeda Burke in the Planning Department, Roscommon County Council dated 2nd March 2007, which was subsequently forwarded to the Forward Planning Department, and wish to apologise for the delay in responding.
I understand that your brother made a submission in September 2006 regarding the zoning of land in Lisnamult and that you are interested in finding out when a decision is likely to be made in relation to this.
I wish to advise that the review of the existing Development Plan and preparation of the new Plan takes place in accordance with Sections 11 and 12 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, in a number of different stages.
On 25th July 2006 Roscommon County Council gave notice of its intention to review its existing plans and to prepare a new development plan. Submissions were invited from members of the public over a specified period, from 25th July to 21st September 2006.
The Manager's Report was prepared on the valid submissions and observations received and was circulated to the Elected Members, who considered it, and within 10 weeks; i.e. 22nd January 2007, issued directions to the Manager regarding the preparation of the draft development plan.
The Draft Development Plan is currently being prepared and will shortly be circulated to the Elected members who will have an opportunity to consider it and direct the Forward Planning Department to make amendments. Following this period, the Draft Plan will then be placed on public display for a period of 10 weeks when the public will again be invited to make submissions. The exact dates for public display of the Plan and for submissions to be received will be advertised in local newspapers in late June or early July 2007.
During this submission period you are welcome to view the Draft Plan, which will include draft zoning maps, and to make a submission in this regard if you wish.
Not more than 22 weeks after giving notice of the making of the draft development plan, a Manager's Report will be prepared on valid submissions and observations received. This will list the persons who made the submissions, give a summary of the issues raised, and give the response of the Manager. The Manager's Report will be circulated to Elected Members.
Elected Members consider the report within 12 weeks and at the end of the period for consideration, may accept or amend the draft. If the draft is accepted, the development plan is considered made, and takes effect 4 weeks from that date.
If Elected Members resolve to make alterations to the draft plan that are considered to be material alterations, Roscommon County Council will publish notice of this not later than 3 weeks after the passing of the resolution. The amendments will be made available for inspection and submissions on the amendment will be invited, over a period of not less than 4 weeks.
Not later than 8 weeks after publishing notice of the proposed amendments, a Manager's Report will be prepared on valid submissions and observations received. This will list the persons who made the submissions, give a summary of the issues raised, and give the response of the Manager. The Manager's Report will be circulated to Elected Members.
Elected Members consider the report over a period of not more than 6 weeks and make the plan, with or without the proposed amendment. If Elected Members fail to agree and therefore fail to make the development plan at this stage, the Manager will decide on the outstanding issues.
When the development plan has been made, Roscommon County Council will publish notice of this, make the plan available for inspection, and send copies of the plan to relevant authorities. The development plan will take effect 4 weeks from the day that it is made.
I trust that this information will be of assistance to you.
Roscommon County Council.
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