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Have your Say – Tipperary’s Draft Renewable Energy Strategy

Renewable Energy Strategy

Public Consultation Open for Tipperary’s Draft Renewable Energy Strategy

The Draft Renewable Energy Strategy for Tipperary sets out planning framework to facilitate the sustainable development of renewable energy in Tipperary across all of the renewable energy resources including bioenergy, wind energy, solar energy, hydro and geothermal energy etc. It seeks to stimulate growth and employment in Tipperary and to assist in a move towards energy self-sufficiency, thus reducing energy imports and assisting climate change mitigation measures.

The Draft Renewable Energy Strategy for Tipperary will replace existing planning policy for renewable energy development including the existing wind energy strategies and will be supported by a Strategic Environmental Assessment and a Landscape Character Assessment.

Renewable Energy Tour

Copies of the proposed Variation may be inspected during office opening hours (9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.) from Friday 22nd April to Monday 23rd May 2016 (inclusive) at the following locations:
• Planning Section, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh
• Planning Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel

Comments can be made using the email address here planning@tipperarycoco.ie or via the on-line submission form www.tipperarycoco.ie.

Submissions may also be made in writing to;
Brian Clancy, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Submissions should be clearly marked
“Submission to proposed Variation No. 3 of the North Tipperary County Development Plan”,
or
“Submission to proposed Variation No. 3 of the South Tipperary County Development Plan”.
Note: Where it appears that a submission refers to both Plan areas, it will be considered in the Chief Executive’s Report for both proposed Variations.

Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday 23rd May 2016. Note: Submissions received by the Planning Authority may be made available to the public. Please do not include personal, confidential or other sensitive information in submissions.

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