Notice is hereby given that Louth County Council has, pursuant to Section 16 of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, prepared a Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029.
The Draft Plan is accompanied by an Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 435 of 2004 as amended by S.I. 200 of 2011) for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.
The Draft Climate Action Plan sets out how the local authority can promote a range of mitigation, adaptation and other climate action measures, to help deliver on the national climate obligations and the Government’s overall National Climate Objective, which seeks to pursue and achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy.
The Louth County Council Draft Climate Action Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Report and Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Report will be on display from Wednesday November 22nd to Wednesday 20th December 2023, at the following locations:
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A series of drop-in sessions will be held during December in the public libraries on the following dates:
Any further public consultation events will be advertised during the consultation period on https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/services/environment/climate-action/ and https://twitter.com/louthcoco.
Written submissions or observations regarding the Draft Climate Action Plan, SEA Environmental Report and AA Natura Impact Report, are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. You can make a submission or observation between Wednesday 22nd November to Wednesday 20th December 2023 inclusive, through the following options only
The closing date for receipt of submissions or observations is Wednesday, 20th December 2023.
Please make your submission or observations by one medium only i.e. online or hard copy.
Submissions or observations should include your name and address and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc. which you represent. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are particularly encouraged to make submissions or observations regarding the foregoing.
Written submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Plan that are made within the period stated, will be taken into consideration before the making of the Plan.
Please note LATE submissions or observations will not be considered. You are strongly advised to make your submission or observation as early as possible.
Dated: Monday 20th November 2023.