CO MAYOR APPEALS TO PUBLIC TO ENGAGE WITH CO DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROCESS

24 May 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

An appeal to the public to engage fully with the consultation process that forms part of the preparation of the new Monaghan Co Development Plan was made by Co Mayor Seamus Coyle at Monday’s adjourned meeting of Monaghan Co Council.
After an extensive debate on the draft document, and the adoption of a number of amendments to it, it was agreed on the proposal of Sean Conlon, with seconding from Noel Keelan and Pádraig McNally, to submit the Plan for a ten-week public consultation process during which individuals and groups are free to make written submissions on its content.
The submissions will then form the subject of a report from Acting Co Manager David Fallon, and it is expected that the revised draft of the plan will come before the Co Council membership for consideration of final adoption in November.
Mayor Coyle urged all members of the public, whether individually or through community organisations and groupings, to engage in the consultation process, “as this is the plan that will see our county develop from 2013 until 2019.”
“This is an important process,” the Mayor stated, “and the submissions made by the public will let the elected members know the key issues, and give the people of Monaghan an opportunity to voice their opinion.”
Acting Co Manager David Fallon said the development plan was a statutory process with a proscribed timeframe, but the …

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