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Proposed Variation No. 3 to Ballina & Environs Development Plan 2009-2015

Mayo County Council proposes to vary the Ballina & Environs Plan 2009-2015 in accordance with Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended. The reasons for the Proposed Variation to the Plan are: 1.To incorporate the provisions of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015, with respect to the Vacant Site Levy and Urban Renewal and Regeneration into the Plans, through – (a) Inclusion of objectives for the development and renewal of designated areas, in need of residential development and regeneration, (b) Identification of such designated areas on maps in the respective Plans, (c) Integration of the revised requirements of Section 10(2)(h) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2015 (as amended under the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015), relating to Urban Renewal and Regeneration, into the respective Development Plans and (d) Incorporation of consequential and other changes to the Plans arising from the Proposed Variation Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Appropriate Assessment (AA) screening were undertaken in respect of the proposed variation. It has been determined that the proposed variation will not have significant effects on the environment and an environmental report is not required. The appropriate assessment screening has indicated that a full appropriate assessment is not required. The Proposed Variation along with the SEA and AA determinations are available for public inspection until Thursday 24th November. Please note that the Variation No.3 document shows only the relevant sections of the Ballina Development Plan which it is proposed to change, not the entire Plan. Therefore it is advised that the Variation No.3 document is read in conjunction with the current Ballina & Environs Development Plan 2009-2015 All documents associated with the proposed variation are below:

Variation No. 2 of the Ballina & Environs Development PLan 2009 - 2015

Variation No. 2 of the Ballina & Environs Development PLan 2009 - 2015

AA Ballina Screening Document_KD2403

Appropriate Assessment Concluding Statement

Determination Doc for SEA for V No 2

SEA Screening Decision

SFRA for Ballina Town Plan Amendments

Ballina Town and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015

Ballina Town and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015

Map 6 Land Use Zoning

Map 6A Land Use Zoning

Map 7 Specific Objectives

Forward Planning Updates




At its April 2019 meeting, the Northern & Western Regional Assembly resolved to Materially Amend the Draft Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (published in November 2018).   

These amendments are now available to view on , together with the accompanying SEA & AA documentation.

 It is open to any individual or party to make a written submission on the Material Amendments to the Draft. They can do so between 4th Aug – 11th Oct. 2019 either via the email to  or by sending their submission to the following address:

 RSES Material Alteration Submissions, Northern & Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. All submissions will be considered prior to the adoption of the RSES, anticipated to be finalized before the end of 2019. 



In accordance with the provisions of Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 – 2019, the documents below are required to be kept  on public display for a period of at least 6 weeks from Wednesday 29th May 2019.

Written submissions/observations should be clearly marked,

“Ireland West Airport Knock SDZ” and sent to the Forward Planning Section, Mayo County Council, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. F23 WF90, or they can be emailed to 

Please Note the Submission/Observation period for the IWAKSDZ is now closed.

Mayo County Development Plan Review Process is paused until after the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) is published.

The RSES is due to be published in early 2019, please check back then for further updates on the preparation of the County Development Plan.


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