In March 2021, Galway City Community Network welcomed the opportunity to make a submission on the Galway City Development Plan Stage 1.


The GCCN submission is available at the link below:


The submission was made on the basis of a series of consultation workshops organised with the support of members and a range of member organisations to facilitate participation and engagement with the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 Stage 1 Public Consultation. In all there were:

  • Eight thematic workshops, reflecting the themes set out in the Our City, Our Say, Have Your Say Issues Paper
  • Four area based workshops
  • Two thematic workshops

The workshops were attended by over 400 people, including GCCN members, City Councillors and others.
One of the critical aspects of this consultation process was the involvement of staff from the Galway City Planning Office.

In early 2021, GCCN established a Steering Group to oversee the process of developing the GCCN submission to the City Development Plan. Early on in the process, the Steering Committee met with members of the Galway City Planning Office, the outcome of which was an agreement by the Planners to engage with the series of consultation workshops.

At least two or three members of the Office attended each workshop and provided a very useful presentation that set out the importance of the City Development Plan, the planning process, including how to make a submission, and the context for the theme of the workshop.

Galway City Community Network would like to acknowledge, thank and commend the Planning Office for facilitating this engagement and all the GCCN members involved in this consultation process.

Following the workshops, a draft submission was prepared by GCCN staff and circulated to attendees for comment before the submission was finalised.

Other GCCN Submissions

GCCN Submission on the Re-imagining Our Outdoor Spaces Fund 2021

In March 2021 Galway City Community Network welcomed the opportunity to make a Submission on the Re-imagining Our Outdoor Spaces Fund 2021.

GCCN Submission on Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 – Stage 1

Read within the GCCN submission on the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029 -Stage 1 as submitted on March 5th, 2021.

GCCN Submission on the LECP Guidelines 2021

In March 2021 Galway City Community Network welcomed the opportunity to make a Submission on the LECP Guidelines 2021. Read more within.

GCCN Submission to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Read within the GCCN submission to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan as submitted in February 2021.

GCCN submission on the Galway City Council Bus Connects Galway Dublin Road and Cross-City Link

Read within the GCCN submission on the proposed Galway City Council Bus Connects Galway Dublin Road and Cross-City Link.

GCCN Submission on DRCD Statement of Strategy 2021-2023

Read within the GCCN submission on the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) Statement of Strategy 2021-2023.

Review of Galway City Council Arts Strategy 2020-2025

The planning process to inform Galway City Arts Strategy 2020-2025 is under way. Find further details within.

GCCN Submission on Galway City Speed Limits Review 2020

Join the GCCN meeting on the Galway City Speed Limits Review on Wednesday 9th September and have your say. Find more details within.

GCCN Submission on Proposed Variations to the City Development Plan 2017-2023

The final version of the GCCN Submission on Proposed Variations to the City Development Plan 2017-2023 is now available for download within.