Public Consulted On Draft Shannon Estuary Plan

A series of public consultations are open to the public on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland’s largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary.

The Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary has been commissioned by a multi-agency steering group comprising Clare County Council as lead authority, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and Shannon Foynes Port Company.

  • The SIFP for the Shannon Estuary is on display until February 15th 2013 to give the public an opportunity to view the proposals and put forward their opinions.

The land and marine-based plan identifies a number of strategic sites along the Estuary for future possible development in the areas of industry, tourism, energy, fishing and aquaculture and marine-related industry.
Public consultations will take place at

  • Kilrush Town Council in Co Clare on Monday 28 January
  • Tarbert Community Centre in Co Kerry on Tuesday 29 January
  • Foynes Community Centre in Limerick on Wednesday 30 January (all times 4.30pm to 8.30pm).

The events will feature presentations on the contents of the Draft Plan, while members of the public will also be able to discuss the Plan with local authority officials and representatives of the appointed consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers.

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