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. 

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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/Dimension-Stone--Stone-Built-Ireland-Project-Agreement---Signed.aspxDimension Stone / Stone Built Ireland Project Agreement – Signed April 2020Geological Survey Ireland recently signed this collaboration agreement between GSI, TCD & OPW, with the aim of documenting building and decorative stone in Ireland to inform interested parties of the sources for suitable replacement stone in restoration work and to develop a greater awareness among the general public.28/06/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Oxford-Geoheritage-Virtual-Conference.aspxGSI staff presented Flash Talks at Oxford Geoheritage Virtual Conference (May 2020)GSI staff presented Flash Talks at Oxford Geoheritage Virtual Conference in May 2020. now on YouTube Channel10/05/2020 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/The-Geological-Heritage-of-Galway.aspxThe Geological Heritage of Galway30/01/2020 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/The-geological-heritage-of-Tipperary.aspxThe Geological Heritage of Tipperary19/11/2019 00:00:00