Adopted Galway County Development Plan 2022-2028

Closeddate_range20 Jun, 2022, 9:00am - 20 Jun, 2022, 9:01am

An Plean I nGaeilge

Extract from cover page image of Volume 1

Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amended) &
Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) &
Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004-2011


Notice of Making of the

Galway County Development Plan 2022-2028

Please note that the Galway County Development Plan 2022-2028 is subject to a Draft Ministerial Direction. For the particulars of the Draft Direction please click here.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 12(12) of the Planning and Development Act 2000(as amended) that the Galway County Development Plan 2022-2028 was adopted by the Elected Members of Galway County Council at the conclusion of the Special Meeting on the 9th of May 2022 and is due to come into effect on the 20th of June 2022.

The County Development Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).


Volume One: Written Statement

Volume Two: Settlement Strategy –

Metropolitan Strategic Plan (Baile Chláir, Bearna, Oranmore, Garraun and Briarhill)

Small Growth Towns (Clifden, Headford, Portumna, Maigh Cuilinn and Oughterard)

Small Growth Villages (An Cheathrú Rua, An Spidéal, Ballygar, Dunmore, Glenamaddy, Kinvara and Moylough)


Appendix 1 Local Authority Renewable Energy Strategy (LARES)

Appendix 2 Housing Strategy and Housing Need Demand Assessment

Appendix 3 Galway County Transport & Planning Study

Appendix 4 Landscape Character Assessment

Appendix 5 Rural Housing Design Guidelines

Appendix 6 Record of Protected Structures

Appendix 7 Architectural Conservation Areas

Appendix 8  Geological Heritage of Ireland

Appendix 9  Infrastructure Assessment

Appendix 10  Environmental Reports  

The Galway County Development Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (SEA) Regulations 2004-2011, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) prepared in accordance with The Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines 2009. The Strategic Environmental Statement (SEA) which accompanies the Plan contains information on how environmental consideration has been integrated into the Plan.

A copy of the Galway County Development Plan 2022–2028 along with other accompanying reports and with the SEA Statement and AA Conclusion Statement, is available to view on the following websites:

Copies of the Galway County Development Plan 2022-2028 will be available in due course to Purchase from the Planning Department, Galway County Council, Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway


Signed: Michael Owens               
Director of Services
Planning, Sustainable Development and Corporate Services