CLARE County Council is urging the general public to have their voice heard in relation to the formulation of a 6-year social and economic development plan for Ennis and surrounding areas.
The new Ennis and Environs Local Area Plan 2015-2021 will guide the development of the Clare county capital and its environs in terms of economic development, recreational and community requirements, as well as residential, retail, transport and infrastructural needs.
A draft of the Plan is due to be completed by the end of 2014.
Community groups, individuals and stakeholders are encouraged to make written submissions or observations no later than 4pm on Tuesday, July 29 next.
Senior planner with Clare County Council, Gordon Daly explained: “The Local Area Plan will seek to guide and facilitate the future growth and economic and social development of Ennis. Therefore, it is vitally important that the council receives the input from all sectors of the community.”
“The overarching aim of the new plan will be to continue to grow Ennis and its environs in a well-planned and sustainable way, providing a good quality of life for those who reside and work in the town and an enjoyable experience for those visiting it,” he added.
Mr. Daly confirmed there also will be an opportunity later in the process for the public to further express their views and make additional submissions.