A series of public consultation meetings on the future for planning in Galway will get underway today (15 May).
Galway County Council has announced a full review of the current county development plan, which was adopted in 2009 and expires in 2015.
The Council has already issued a brief issues paper that is intended to set out matters for consideration including population, housing and transport.
A draft county development plan will be prepared by the council, taking account of any relevant submissions and consultations at this pre-draft stage.
Public consultations will now take place across the county.
The first takes place today at Ballinasloe civic offices between 12 and 3pm. (15 May)
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.