Clare County Council has announced that a series of public consultations in relation to the Draft Shannon Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2012-2018 will take place next week. The plan, which is the first stand alone town plan that has been produced for Shannon, was placed on public display last month and will provide a framework for the future development and enhancement of Clare’s second largest town and its environs for the next 6 years.
Public consultations will take place at Unit A16 (Shaney Macs) in Shannon’s Skycourt Centre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (16-18 January) from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, and on Thursday 19th January from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm. A further public consultation will be held at Rineanna House in the Shannon Free Zone on Friday 20th January from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
According to Councillor Gerry Flynn, chairperson of Shannon Electoral Area: “The public consultation process presents members of the public with a valuable opportunity to have their say on the future development of their local community. I would encourage people from Shannon and its environs areas to inspect the Draft Local Area Plan before the submission deadline of 1st February, 2012. They will not get a better opportunity than over the next few weeks to influence the future economic and social development of their town and community.”