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2017

WDC Submission to the Public Consultation on the Mid-Term Review of Capital Plan 2016 – 2021

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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).

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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.

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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.

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2016

WDC Submission to CSO Consultation on Census of Population 2021 – November 2016 (PDF 375kB)

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WDC at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affaiimage-submissionrs

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):

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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).

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Submission to consultation on Draft Transmission Development Plan CER/15/283 from the Western Development Commission.

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2015

WDC Submission to DCENR Public Consultation on the National Broadband Plan Strategy Intervention

Western Development Commission Final (PDF)

WDC submission to the DCENR Renewable Heat Incentive Technology Review Consultation

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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

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WDC submission to the Department of Communications (DCENR) on the Mapping Consultation of the National Broadband Plan

WDC Submission to DCENR on NBP Feb 2015

2014

WDC Submission to DTTAS on SFILT Consultation October 2014

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WDC response Energy Green Paper consultation 31.07.14

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2013

Consultation on An Integrated Irish Aviation Policy

To the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism, Submission from the Western Development Commission July 2013

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WDC response DCENR Bioenergy strategy consultation

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2012

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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2011

WDC RASLRES Submission to NI RHI Consultation – Oct 2011

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WDC Submission to EC Review of Community Guidelines – June 2011

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WDC Submission to Spatial Strategies Framework for Collaboration-April 2011

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WDC Submission Eirgrid Transmission Development Plan 2010 – Jan 2011

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2010

WDC Submission to Mid-Term Evaluation BMW Region OP 2007-13

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Submission to Commission for Communications Regulation June 2010

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Draft Border RPGs-WDC Submission-May 2010

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West Draft RPGs – WDC Submission – April 2010

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Draft Mid West RPGs-Wdc submission- March 2010

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Mid-West RPGs – WDC Submission – Appendix 1 – Ennis Labour Catchment

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2009

WDC submission to Innovation Taskforce (Department of the Taoiseach)

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WDC submission to the consultation on the shape of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013

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Meeting Ireland’s Electricity Needs Post-2020

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West Reg Planning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL

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Mid West Reg Planning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL

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Border Reg Plannning Guidelines Review-WDC submission-FINAL

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2008

Submission on Spectrum Policy

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Green Paper Local Gov-WDC Submission-31 07 08

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WDC Sustainable Transport Submission

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Briefing Note for Review of Towards 2016

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2007

Submission on Eirgrid Transmission Plan 2007-2011

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2006

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland: Green Paper on Energy

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Submission to Public Consultation on BMW Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013

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Submission to the Consultation on Ireland’s National Development Plan 2007-2013

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WDC IBEC Submission on the Transmission Development Plan 2006-2010

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WDC Broadband Submission to Forfas

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WDC Submission to CER Consultation on Bord Gáis Networks Connections Policy

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WDC Submission to Rural Development National Strategy Plan 2007-2013 consultation

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WDC Submission to Rural Develoment NSP – Appendices

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2005

Small Business Task Force Submission October 2005

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WDC Submission to Review of the Electricity Sector in Ireland

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WDC Submission to CER Revenue Review – August 2005

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2004

Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure

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2003

WDC Response to Strategic Rail Review

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2002

WDC submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation Consultation on Natural Gas Policy Framework

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WDC Submission to White Paper on European Transport Policy for 2010

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WDC Submission to Strategic Rail Study

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2001

WDC Submission to the National Spatial Strategy

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