The Regeneration Masterplan process is continuing in Sligo’s East City Area. Following a week of intensive consultations in June, when almost 700 comments were collected by the Design Team employed by Sligo Borough Council, an in-depth appraisal has been compiled. The concerns raised in consultations with residents and other stake-holders, affecting the perception, use, enjoyment and potential of the area are documented in the Report. The Design Team’s analysis is described in detail in a series of chapters: urban design, movement, energy, housing, open spaces, planning, each with a series of recommendations.
There are 5 stages in total in the preparation of the Regeneration Masterplan. Stages 1 and 2 of the Masterplan Process have focussed on establishing an understanding of the Regeneration area, and presenting a base-line assessment of the many issues that the Regeneration Programme needs to address. In Stage 3 the Design team will be looking at options for the Regeneration Masterplan: specific physical, social and economic strategies. A further series of consultation meetings will be set up then. It is anticipated that Stage 3 will be advanced in the new year.
Sligo is the first project in the country to be developing such a comprehensive Regeneration Masterplan. Each stage of the process has to be sanctioned by the DoECLG before the Team can progress to the next stage. Developing a successful Regeneration Masterplan is a complex process that requires the engagement of many different elements. The Design Team have expressed their gratitude for the many people who contributed to the consultations in June, their input has been significant.
The Report is available for viewing or download from the SBC website.
Paper copies are also available for viewing at:
• Central Library at Stephen Street
• the planning offices at City Hall and County Hall and at
• the Regeneration Office in Devins Drive, Cranmore
The Executive Summary of the Stage 2 Report provides a useful overview of the Full Report and can be downloaded from the following link:
The full report is available on the Regeneration page also: