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/Launch_educational_resources.aspxLaunch of our educational resourcesGeological Survey Ireland is proud to announce the launch of our educational resources. These include resources for both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate level. The resources have been jointly developed with iCRAG. 26/04/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience_Ireland_new_structure.aspxNew structure for Geoscience IrelandGeoscience Ireland has now become a stand-alone entity, retaining its core objective of assisting its member companies in developing business internationally. Offices have moved to the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience (iCRAG) premises at University College Dublin. 13/04/2022 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Leaving_Certificate_Resource_booklet_2021.aspxGeoscience for Leaving Certificate Geography CPD Programme Resource Booklet26/04/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/PACIFIC-Brochure.aspxGuidelines for good communications for mineral exploration17/01/2022 00:00:00