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 guidlines may be of use when preparing planning documents.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoheritage-Grant-Scheme-202021.aspxGeological Survey Ireland announces funding awards for community geoheritage projectsGeological Survey Ireland has awarded Geoheritage grants to six community-based projects around the country. The funds, valued at €10,000 each, support the development and publication of educational and outreach materials by local groups, established geotourism sites, aspiring geoparks and UNESCO Global Geoparks.28/12/2020 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2020-Geoscience-for-Policy.aspxGeoscience 2020 - Geoscience for PolicyGSI's annual conference, Geoscience2020 – Geoscience for Policy, was held online. The conference showcased key areas of GSI's work programme which are providing decision-making evidence for policy-makers and planners nationally. 20/11/2020 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/The-Geological-Heritage-of-Mayo.aspxThe Geological Heritage of County Mayo20/11/2020 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/The-Geological-Heritage-of-Donegal.aspxThe Geological Heritage of Donegal20/11/2020 00:00:00