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Western Development Commission Submission on a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme
The WDC made a submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment in response to the Public Consultation on the Design of a Renewable Electricity Support Scheme
Download the submission here (0.8MB) WDC Response RESS Consultation 8.11.17 FINAL
Western Development Commission Submission on Ireland 2040 – Our Plan: National Planning Framework
The WDC made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government in response to the Public Consultation on the National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 – Our Plan (NPF).
Download the submission here (1MB) WDC Submission on Ireland 2040 Our Plan Draft NPF
WDC Submission to Call for Feedback on Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce: National Stakeholder Forum
The WDC made a submission following the recently held Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce stakeholder forum. This submission focusses on the Review of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and the need to ensure that the proper frameworks and regulation to ensure open access to the MANs on a fair and equitable basis are put in place.
Download the Submission here (324KB) WDC Submission to DCCAE&DRCD Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce Forum
Submission to CSO 2021 Census of Population Questionnaire Content
The Western Development Commission made a submission to the Public Consultation on Questionnaire Content Census 2021. The WDC proposes the inclusion of two questions in Census 2021 (1) Working from home/ e-working and (2) Household renewable energy supply.
Download the submission here (403KB) CSO Questionnaire Content 2021 October 2017 Final
Submission to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities
The WDC has made a submission to a CRU (CER17/278) consultation on the Gas Networks Ireland’s 2017 Network Development Plan.
Download the submission here (PDF 490KB) WDC 2017 submission to CRU on GNI Development Plan 11.10.17 (2)
Submission to the Public Consultation on the preparation of a National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy
Download the submission here (0.9 MB) WDC submission on the preparation of a National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy 14.09.17
WDC Submission to the Public Consultation on the Mid-Term Review of Capital Plan 2016 – 2021
Download full submission here (4 MB) WDC Submission to Mid-term Capital Review April 2017
Submission on Ireland 2040 – Our Plan: National Planning Framework
The WDC made a submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government in response to the Public Consultation on the National Planning Framework (NPF).
Download a summary of the submission here (0.7 MB) NPF-WDC Submission-Summary-March 2017
Download the full submission here (4.5 MB) NPF-WDC Submission-Full Submission-March 2017
Submission on the Renewable Heat Incentive
The WDC made a submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment in response to the Public Consultation on the Design Options for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Ireland.
Download the submission here (0.4MB) WDC response RHI consultation 2.03.17
Submission to the National Transport Authority
The WDC made a submission to the National Transport Authority in response to the public consultation on the NTA/Department of Transport, Tourism &
Sport Rail Review 2016.
Download Submission here WDC Submission to Rail Review 2016, Jan 2017
WDC Submission to CSO Consultation on Census of Population 2021 – November 2016 (PDF 375kB)
WDC at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
The WDC was invited to a hearing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, on 26th October 2016 where the Committee was considering the question ‘What it takes to sustain a viable rural community‘. The WDC submitted an opening statement in advance and this is available here (PDF 399kB):
The transcript of the discussion is here.
A recording of the webcast of the debate can be seen here (the WDC is at 2:04:43 hours).
Submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation consultation on the Gas Networks Ireland 2016 Ten Year Network Development Plan (CER /16/235) from the Western Development Commission (PDF 435kB).
Submission to consultation on Draft Transmission Development Plan CER/15/283 from the Western Development Commission.
WDC Submission to DCENR Public Consultation on the National Broadband Plan Strategy Intervention
WDC submission to the DCENR Renewable Heat Incentive Technology Review Consultation
WDC submission on the Creative Economy to the JOC on Jobs, Enterprise & Inovation
The WDC was invited to present to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation on its work in developing the Creative Economy. On Tuesday 21st April, the WDC as well as NUI Galway, Teagasc, the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and TG4 presented on the potential for job creation, innovation and balanced economic development in the creative sector.
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WDC submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) on Gas Networks Ireland proposals on the New Connections Policy
WDC submission to the Department of Communications (DCENR) on the Mapping Consultation of the National Broadband Plan
WDC submission to the Consultation on the Report of the Next Generation Broadband Taskforce – Enabling a connected society
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Our Ocean Wealth – A submission by the WDC
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WDC Submission on Framework for Sustainable Development for Ireland
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Consultation on the reform of the water Sector in Ireland Feb 2012
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Consultation on telecommunications duct infrastructure constructed alongside the gas pipeline in Co. Mayo and Co. Galway
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WDC RASLRES Submission to NI RHI Consultation – Oct 2011
WDC Submission to EC Review of Community Guidelines – June 2011
WDC Submission to Spatial Strategies Framework for Collaboration-April 2011
WDC Submission Eirgrid Transmission Development Plan 2010 – Jan 2011
WDC Submission to Mid-Term Evaluation BMW Region OP 2007-13
Submission to Commission for Communications Regulation June 2010
Draft Border RPGs-WDC Submission-May 2010
West Draft RPGs – WDC Submission – April 2010
Draft Mid West RPGs-Wdc submission- March 2010
Mid-West RPGs – WDC Submission – Appendix 1 – Ennis Labour Catchment
WDC submission to Innovation Taskforce (Department of the Taoiseach)
WDC submission to the consultation on the shape of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013
Meeting Ireland’s Electricity Needs Post-2020
West Reg Planning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL
Mid West Reg Planning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL
Border Reg Plannning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL
Submission on Eirgrid Transmission Plan 2007-2011
Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland: Green Paper on Energy
Submission to Public Consultation on BMW Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013
Submission to the Consultation on Ireland’s National Development Plan 2007-2013
WDC IBEC Submission on the Transmission Development Plan 2006-2010
WDC Broadband Submission to Forfas
WDC Submission to CER Consultation on Bord Gáis Networks Connections Policy
WDC Submission to Rural Development National Strategy Plan 2007-2013 consultation
WDC Submission to Rural Develoment NSP – Appendices
Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure
WDC Response to Strategic Rail Review