Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) and the Coastal Planning Authority Subgroup of the County and City Management Association (CCMA) delivered a Marine Spatial Planning workshop for staff of coastal planning authorities and relevant stakeholders in Ennis earlier this month. 

The workshop, which was held on 6th of July, provided an overview of the national and strategic context for Marine Spatial Planning in Ireland and focussed specifically on how the new legislation will be implemented by coastal planning authorities and An Bord Pleanála. Presentations were delivered by senior personnel from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA), Clare County Council and An Bord Pleanála. 

The presentations are available to view and download via the links below.

DHLGH Presentation: Karina Fitzgerald & Colin Ryan: Policy and Regulatory Context for Marine Spatial Planning in Ireland

MARA Presentation: Edwin Mooney: The Maritime Area Regulatory Authority’s Role

Clare County Council Presentation: Helen Quinn: Planning Functions in the Nearshore Area

ABP Presentation: Ciara Kellett: An Bord Pleanála’s Role in Consenting in the Maritime Area

Thanks to all of our speakers and to staff from coastal planning authorities, regional assemblies and An Bord Pleanála for attending. 

Liam Ward (Donegal County Council), Niall Cussen (OPR), Helen Quinn (Clare County Council), Colin Ryan (DHLGH), Edwin Mooney (MARA), Karina Fitzgerald (DHLGH) and Ciara Kellett (An Bord Pleanála).