Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Draft Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

The draft RSES is a consultation document and the Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions made in writing between Tuesday 18th December 2018 and on or before 5.00pm Friday 08th March 2019 before adopting the RSES. Submissions or observations can be made via:

Mail: RSES Submissions, Southern Regional Assembly, Assembly House, O'Connell Street, Waterford X91F8PC

Please note that submissions may be published on the Assembly's website and subject to Freedom of Information.

The documents can be downloaded at the Assembly's website

Archived material

Download Kilkenny County Council's Submission to the Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy Issues Paper 8Mb .pdf

Table of key issues.pdf

The Southern Region has published an Issues Paper for the Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.
The Issues Paper frames important questions through which a dialogue can be started on a shared vision for the future of the Southern Region.

With the publication of the Issues paper, the Southern Region kick-start the process of preparing a long-term, twelve to twenty years Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of our region. Together we can provide the framework through which this vision can be delivered. The questions raised in the Issues Paper are by no means exhaustive but they are a strong launchpad to stimulate debate and discussion on what are deemed essential attributes of a region we feel an attachment to; a region we want to live in and work in, a region that thrives socially and economically, whose success is measured in the well-being of the citizens of the region.


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