​​​​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 guidlines may be of use when preparing planning documents.

 Economic Review of the Irish Geoscience Sector07/11/2017 00:00:00 Report on the National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Project31/08/2016 23:00:00