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    Default “This Place Matters” Public Meeting North Tipperary County Development Plan 13.10.09

    “This Place Matters”
    Reclaim your planning system
    Public Meeting
    North Tipperary County Development Plan 2010-2016



    Ever wished you could have a say about the future of your county?
    Don’t complain after the plans are made, help to make them…now.
    Come along and find out more.

    Have your say now.
    - Learn how to use the system to give your vision for Tipp a chance.
    - Network building to develop a better future for your county.
    - You have the power to make changes which will affect your county for the next 10 years.
    - Come and learn how

    The Abbey Room,
    Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh
    13th October 8pm


    Copy of Press Release

    "North Tipperary County Development Plan is currently open for submissions,
    I am contacting you with regard to a new project that we are carrying out to encourage and enable more people and organisations to put in submissions and contribute to the review of the County Development Plan in North Tipperary. The project is called “This Place Matters”

    You may already have seen an advertisement and article in the Nenagh Guardian and noticed some posters that are being distributed. I have attached copies of the press release and the poster with this email for your information and in the hope that you will put a copy of the poster up in your local shop/post office/library.

    The idea behind this project which we are rolling out round the country, on a county by county basis as development plans come up for review, is that many people may have issues that they wish to comment on in their plan, but they may feel that they do not understand the process, or that they do not have the technical knowledge or even the time to make a submission.

    We are calling an preliminary public meeting on the 13th October in Nenagh to gather together a number of interested people and organisations, to assess the level of understanding and to deliver some preliminary introductory training.
    We are hoping that in the days after the meeting we will start to communicate by email with small groups of people and organisations who are interested in particular issues to develop a submission on the review of the plan which will form the basis of the An Taisce submission. People will also be free to make their own submissions based on the information gained at the meeting.

    Gavin Daly, an experienced professional planner, is working on this project and will be providing the technical background and will be bringing all the issues together into a coherent whole.
    It is hoped that by breaking down the plan into bite size pieces and using electronic communications people will be able to take on as little or as much as they feel they can handle and actually have their voices heard.

    We are also using this project to develop web-based tools including an easy to use best-practice guide, which will be available for people to put together their submissions and influence the future of their place.

    I do hope that you can attend this initial meeting and also spread this information around your friends, colleagues and any organisations that you feel may have a view about the future of the heritage, culture and environment of North Tipperary.

    If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me."

    Abby McSherry
    Local Associations Development Officer
    An Taisce
    Tailors' Hall
    Back Lane
    Dublin 8

    087 9598767
    Last edited by Puckane; 4th October 2009 at 09:32 PM. Reason: bold font

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    Good luck with this - looks interesting. Good poster - County Councils should put the same energy into their own consultations.

    My suggestion is to keep processes like this as short/time economic as possible.
    Very few people have time to go to more than one or two meetings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    Good luck with this - looks interesting. Good poster - County Councils should put the same energy into their own consultations.

    My suggestion is to keep processes like this as short/time economic as possible.
    Very few people have time to go to more than one or two meetings.
    But plans and proposals should also be sent to residents .
    There was a deliberate attempt to conceal the scale of 'development' in earlier County plans, and the nature of developments marked on maps for public perusal was unclear. Most projects had virtually been green-lighted before anyone realsied they'd have ten or twenty-storey buildings overlooking their back gardens.
    When money is already invested in a project, it takes an awful lot to get it stopped.
    Times are Hard at Berlin's Pussy Club

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    Looks interesting, will consider attending

    Thanks for the post!

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    Yaaaaaaaawwnnn... An Taisce... Yaaaaaawwwwwnnnn

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