Wind Energy Guidelines Focussed Review - Public Consultation
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources–intends to undertake a technical update of the guidance on noise (including separation distance) and shadow flicker in the Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006.
This update is intended to ensure that the Wind Energy Guidelines are supported by a robust and up to date evidence base on these issues to support wind energy development in a manner which safeguards residential amenity consistent with EU and National Policy.
Comments are invited on these aspects of the Guidelines only before February 15th, 2013. Submissions on other matters will not be considered at this time. The updated Guidelines will be issued as soon as possible thereafter, taking into account the views expressed during the public consultation process.
Submissions in relation to the Guidelines may be made to:
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Tel: 01 888 2000
The Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006 (doc, kb)
Please note that all submissions will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Development Contributions- Draft Guidelines for Planning Authorities - Consultation Document June 2012
The aim of these draft Guidelines is to provide updated guidance on the drawing up of development contribution schemes to reflect the radical economic changes that have impacted across all sectors since guidance last issued 2007. While it is recognised that the adoption of development contribution schemes is a reserved function of the elected members of each planning authority, one of the outputs of the new guidance should be a greater achieve a level of consistency in development contribution schemes on a national basis providing enhanced clarity to inform investment decisions across different local authority areas.
The draft Guidelines are issued as a consultation draft to facilitate more detailed observations to be made by interested parties and are available to view and download below. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 4 pm on Friday 14th September, 2012.
Submissions in relation to the draft guidelines should be sent to:
Declan Bourke or Miriam Tiernan
Housing and Planning Section
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
(or by email: email@example.com)
Please note that all submissions and comments submitted to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.
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