Clare county councillors have unanimously backed the preparation of a new six-year strategy for the future development of the county.
The Draft Clare County Development Plan 2017-2023, the seventh such plan developed in Clare since 1964, sets out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the functional area of Clare County Council.
Once adopted, the plan will replace the existing Clare County Development Plan (2011-2017), the Kilrush Town & Environs Development Plan (2014-2020) and the Ennis & Environs Development Plan (2008-2014).
The draft plan goes on public display throughout the county today (Tuesday) until February 29, 2016, which also is the closing date for receipt of public submissions.
Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, James Breen outlined the importance of everybody taking the opportunity to review the draft plan and having a direct input in the future economic and social development of the county.
Councillor Breen added, “My colleagues on Clare County Council and I are committed to working with the Council executive to ensure that the future development of Clare occurs in a well-planned and sustainable way.”
A copy of the Draft Clare County Development Plan 2017-2023, may be inspected during normal opening hours at Áras Contae an Chláir, De Valera Library and Local Study Centre in Ennis; all public libraries and all Municipal District Offices. The Draft Plan 2017-2023 also is available on the Council’s website at www.clarecoco.ie.