Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the Draft Plan being amended?
During the Special Development Plan Council meeting on 16th of November 2021, the Elected Members, by way of resolution, agreed to amend the Draft Development Plan.
The proposed amendments, or material alterations, resulted from:
- A recommendation in the Chief Executive’s Report on Draft Plan Consultation,
- A motion proposed by an Elected Member, and/or
- A combination of the above.
Where can I view the Material Alterations to the Draft Plan?
The Material Alterations to the Draft Plan can be viewed in full on our dedicated website, www.rosdevplan.ie.
The Material Alterations can be viewed in person at the Planning Department, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon.
Can I download documents?
Yes – all Draft Plan documents are provided on our website www.rosdevplan.ie as downloadable PDFs.
Who can make a submission on the Material Alterations to the Draft County Development Plan?
Anyone or any group.
Can further amendments now be made to the Draft Plan?
The Elected Members may make the Plan with our without the proposed material alterations (amendments) that are currently on display. Only amendments that are minor in nature may be considered for further inclusion in the plan.
Amendments that would be deemed to be material cannot be considered at this stage, these would include, for example a changes to land use zoning or the addition / deletion from the record of Protected Structures.
How do I make a submission?
Submissions or observations may be made either:
(a) In writing to: Planning Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98. (Correspondence to be marked ‘Draft Roscommon County Development Plan 2021 – 2027’)
(b) In electronic format on the dedicated website at www.rosdevplan.ie
Please note submissions or observations that are emailed cannot be considered and will be returned.
For details on how to make an online submission click here
Will my submission be published for others to see?
Yes. Every submission will be published, in full, online here.
When will the outcome of my submission be known?
The Material Alterations to the Draft Plan are currently in their Public Consultation phase. We will be accepting submissions/observations on the Material Alterations up to and including Friday 14th January 2022.
A Chief Executive’s Report on all submissions received must then be prepared. Once completed, this report is issued to the elected members who consider the report and its recommendations.
If my query isn’t listed here, who should I contact?
In the event that your query has not been covered here, please contact the Planning Department by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of FAQs do not purport to be a legal interpretation of the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amended) and are simply for information purposes.