Public Consultation on the Draft National Marine Planning Framework

Public Consultation on the Draft National Marine Planning Framework

Ministers Eoghan Murphy and Damien English have published the Draft National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF) for public consultation.

The Draft NMPF is Ireland’s first marine planning framework and it applies to a broad range of marine activities including aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, sea fisheries and tourism. It provides a long-term framework for effective management of marine activities and more sustainable use of our marine resources. It is intended to enable Government to set a clear direction for managing our seas, clarify objectives and priorities, and direct decision makers, users and stakeholders towards more strategic, plan-led and efficient use of marine resources.

 

The NMPF will inform decisions about current and future development of the maritime area, aiming to integrate various sectoral needs within the three overarching pillars of forward planning (economic, environmental and social).

In broad terms the Draft NMPF is based around:

  1. Marine planning objectives
  2. Marine planning policies, and
  3. Supporting actions required to achieve (1) and (2) above.

The plan does not set out a hierarchy of activities. It does, however, set out supporting policies in respect of aquaculture, defence, energy, fisheries, mining and aggregates, ports harbours & shipping, telecommunications cables, tourism, safety at sea, sport & recreation, and waste-water treatment and disposal.

The Department invites submissions on the Draft NMPF (available to view and download here: draft_national_marine_planning_framework_final ).

The consultation period closes at 12:00 noon on 28th February 2020.  You can make a submission by email to the following address  msp@housing.gov.ie

Clare PPN Submission on Clare Co Co’s Draft Corporate Plan 2019- 2024

Clare PPN submission to Clare County Council’s Draft Corporate Plan 2019 – 2024

Novemeber 12th 2019

 

Clare County Council recently opened their Draft Corporate Plan to the public for submissions. Clare PPN made a submission on Friday 8th November  to the strategy on behalf of our representatives and member groups which was based on our recent submissions to other such strategies and plans. We also organised a questionnaire online to help members of the public comment and input into the strategy. The submission attached below contains both of the above elements. We look forward to hearing from Clare County Council in relation to the submission. Many thanks to all our members who contributed to the submission. You can read our submission here: Clare PPN Submission to Clare County Councils Draft Corporate Plan 2019- 2024

LCDC meeting reps report – 10th September 2019

Q1

Representative Name

Theresa O’Donohoe

 

Q2

Committee Name

LCDC

 

Q3

Date of meeting:

10/09/2019

 

Q4

Your college

Environment

 

Q5

Municipal District

West Clare

 

Q6

Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?

Having Climate and Biodiversity as a standing order on the agenda as is promised for SPCs.

 

Q7

Main topics discussed at the meeting:

Homelessness

 

Q8

List any decisions made at the meeting:

NOT to add climate and biodiversity as a standing order on the agenda.  Climate proofing funding applications.

 

Q9

Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?

Wake the government up to climate change and biodiversity loss

FLAG West meeting 3rd May 2019

Q1

Representative Name

Oonagh O’Dwyer

 

Q2

Committee Name

Flag West

 

Q3

Date of meeting:

03/05/2019

 

Q4

Your college

Community & Voluntary

 

Q5

Municipal District

West Clare

 

Q6

Were you asked to raise any issues on behalf of Clare PPN members at this meeting?

No

 

Q7

Main topics discussed at the meeting:

Scored 18 projects as this was a technical and investment committee meeting, 2 projects were deferred. In-depth discussion on sustainable harvesting of seaweed with a request for an expert to advise board on same.

 

Q8

List any decisions made at the meeting:

As above

 

Q9

Do you require any action to be taken by Clare PPN staff as a result of this meeting?

No

Your Social Development SPC representatives

Your Social Development SPC representatives

 

The following Clare PPN representatives were ratified at the Clare PPN plenary meeting on 8th October 2019.  We would like to offer our congratulations to them and look forward to working together to represent the interest of the people of County Clare.

 

Trudy Leyden – Community and Voluntary Representative

Trudy has a long interest in Social and Cultural policy. She has a Masters of Arts in Politics and has qualifications in Cultural Studies and Literature and has trained with the Clare Adult Basic Education Services and worked as an After School Homework Tutor with the Clare Local Development Company. Trudy is involved in volunteering with many organisations. She has been a Brownie Leader with the reformed Ennis Brownie Branch. She was a volunteer with the Fleadh Committee in both 2016 and 2017. She is the current Secretary with the Quin Community Text Alert Service

 

 

 

 

 

Noel Kearney – Social Inclusion Representative

Noel is currently serving as secretary for Clare Leader Forum. He is active in a variety of community groups  and is involved with mental health organisation Shine and with Clare Local Mental Health Forum. He organises discos and social events for people with disabilities and in his spare time he loves collecting records, reading, music, and is a big fan of films.