Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Making of Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern Region

On Friday 29th November 2019, the Members of the Regional Assembly approved the RSES to be made on 31st of January 2020.

The RSES can be found on the Southern Regional Assembly's website here.


Archived material

Public Display of Proposed Material Amendments

The Southern Regional Assembly published the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for The Southern Region in December 2018. This followed formal Pre-Draft RSES consultation and engagement with the public, stakeholders, government departments and local authorities that informed the formulation of the Draft RSES. The draft itself was the subject of public consultation from December 2018 until March 2019 and during this time, the Regional Assembly engaged in extensive consultation, including online, local media, public meetings and events.

The submissions received were considered by the Assembly at its May meeting (10 May 2019) and it was agreed to adopt the RSES subject to amendments. It was deemed that a number of amendments were material and as such, would require further public display in accordance with the requirements of section 24(8) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2018 and it was determined that SEA and AA were required in relation to these amendments.

The Proposed Material Amendments and associated Environmental Reports are now published for public consultation. The consultation period is from 12th September 2019 until 11th October 2019, (dates inclusive). The Proposed Material Amendments should be read in conjunction with the Draft RSES.

The documents, and details on how to make a submission, are available at the Assembly's website

A hard copy of the Proposed Material Amendments and the associated Environmental Report are also available for inspection during normal office hours (9am-1pm and 2-4pm) from Thursday 12 September 2019 to Friday October 11th, 2019 at the planning public counter in County Hall, Kilkenny.

Submissions to the Draft RSES:

Download Kilkenny County Council's Submission to the Draft Southern Region Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy 500Kb.pdf

Download Piltown Municipal District's Submission to the Draft Southern Region Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy 400Kb.pdf

Draft Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

The draft RSES is a consultation document and the Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions made in writing between Tuesday 18th December 2018 and on or before 5.00pm Friday 08th March 2019 before adopting the RSES. Submissions or observations can be made via:

Mail: RSES Submissions, Southern Regional Assembly, Assembly House, O'Connell Street, Waterford X91F8PC

Please note that submissions may be published on the Assembly's website and subject to Freedom of Information.

The documents can be downloaded at the Assembly's website


Download Kilkenny County Council's Submission to the Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy Issues Paper 8Mb .pdf

Table of key issues.pdf

The Southern Region has published an Issues Paper for the Southern Region's Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.
The Issues Paper frames important questions through which a dialogue can be started on a shared vision for the future of the Southern Region.

With the publication of the Issues paper, the Southern Region kick-start the process of preparing a long-term, twelve to twenty years Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of our region. Together we can provide the framework through which this vision can be delivered. The questions raised in the Issues Paper are by no means exhaustive but they are a strong launchpad to stimulate debate and discussion on what are deemed essential attributes of a region we feel an attachment to; a region we want to live in and work in, a region that thrives socially and economically, whose success is measured in the well-being of the citizens of the region.


For more information go to:

Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022 

southeast regional planning guidelines 2010 - 2022

Download South East Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-2022.pdf (size 3.6 MB)
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