Planning

Planning

​​​​​​​​​As a statutory body, it is the responsibility of Geological Survey Ireland to respond to calls for information and comments on Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Planning Applications, and County Development Plans, particularly in relation to roads, wind and solar farms, and quarries, or if a potential development would adversely affect a site of geological importance or groundwater source. We have developed guidelines for local authorities and consultants for the planning of relevant developments.​​

Planning consultations are coordinated by the Geoheritage Programme at the Geological Survey Ireland.  Please contact​ us for further information.  Planning documents for our consideration may be sent directly to us or to the Corporate Support Unit​ of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. 

​Explore the data and maps relevant to spatial planning.

GSI focus on development impacts on ground and subsurface related features.  All developments of this nature are of interest to us but we mainly deal with roads, wind and solar farms, quarries, any development on or close to a County Geological Site​.  The following guidelines may be of use when preparing planning documents.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Graduate-Positions.aspxGraduate Positions in GSI now openPositions are now open for graduate geologists to work in the Geological Survey Ireland for 11 months and gain valuable experience in the Earth Science sector in Ireland.03/05/2018 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Meeting-of-North-Atlantic-Geological-(NAG)-Survey-Directors.aspxMeeting of North Atlantic Geological (NAG) Survey DirectorsGeological Survey Ireland hosted a gathering of the North Atlantic Geological Survey Directors (Northern Ireland, Britain, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark including Greenland, Germany, Netherlands and Faroe Islands) on April 19th and 20th.19/04/2018 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/An-Economic-Review-of-the-Irish-Geoscience-Sector.aspxAn Economic Review of the Irish Geoscience Sector07/11/2017 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/National-Landslide-Susceptibility-Map.aspxSummary Report on the National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Project31/08/2016 23:00:00