WEST REGIONAL AUTHORITY

The West Regional Authority is one of eight Regional Authorities established by the Government under the Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authority Establishment Orders 1993). One of the main roles of the Authority includes the adoption and implementation of the Regional Planning Guidelines under the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010. The West Regional Authority has recently reviewed these Regional Planning Guidelines and has published the West Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022 whose aim is to provide a framework for long term strategic development in the West Region. These guidelines are informed by a wide range of EU Directives as transposed into Irish law and have devised broad policies and objectives for the Strategic Development of the West Region. Renewable Energy Policy is covered in Chapter 5 and it is expected that the results from SECRE will contribute to the review of the Guidelines which is due to commence in 2014.

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Mary Molloy
+353 91 563 842
+353 91 561 328
mmolloy@galwaycoco.ie

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Nuala Mullarney
+353 91 563 842
+353 91 561 328
nmullarney@galwaycoco.ie

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Shane Winters
swinters@galwaycoco.ie