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Written Answers - Planning Issues

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 138.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  if he will confirm the amount of land dezoned since September 2011 in each of the electoral areas of County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19582/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan The responsibility for zoning lands for specific purposes is a matter for planning authorities through their development plans and local area plans. Under the Planning Acts, the making, reviewing and varying of a development plan or local area plan is a reserved function of the elected members of the relevant planning authority.

While my Department does not hold the data from planning authorities, as requested, the Regional Planning Guidelines Implementation Annual Report 2011 prepared jointly by the 8 Regional Authorities in respect of their activities, provides information on the alignment of plans at national, regional and local levels including for County Roscommon. The Report is available on the respective regional authority websites including that of the West Regional Authority at

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