Chapter 1: Introduction and Context
Section 1.0 and Section 1.6 Strategic Themes and Objectives
(Amendment No. 1) Insert additional text in green in Chapter 1 ‘Vision’ (page 1) and Section 1.6 ‘Strategic Themes and Objectives’ (page 13) as follows:
The Vision for County Carlow is to champion quality of life through local employment provision, high quality development, healthy placemaking and transformational regeneration, to grow and attract a diverse innovative economy, to support the transition from a linear to a circular economy, and to a low carbon climate resilient environment delivering in a manner that embraces inclusiveness and enhances our natural and built environment for future generations.
Section 1.2.1 Strategic Environmental Assessment
(Amendment No. 2) Insert additional text in green in Section 1.2.1 ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment’ (page 2) as follows:
1.2.1 Strategic Environmental Assessment
Environmental assessment is a procedure that ensures that the environmental implications of decisions are considered before such decisions are made. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the term which has been given to the environmental assessment of plans and programmes, which help determine the nature and location of individual projects taking place. SEA is a systematic process of predicting and evaluating the likely significant environmental effects of implementing a proposed plan or programme, in order to ensure that these effects are adequately addressed at the earliest stages of decision-making, in tandem with economic, social and other considerations. All plans and programmes to be adopted by the Council shall comply with the requirements set out in the SEA Directive (Directive 2001/42/EC) and transposing Regulations. The SEA process was integrated into the preparation of the County Development Plan and the SEA Environmental Report is contained as a separate document accompanying the Plan (Appendix I).
Section 1.6 Strategic Themes and Objectives
(Amendment No. 3) Amend Section 1.6 ‘Strategic Themes and Objectives’, Strategic Objective SO 10 (page 14-15):- deleted text in red, new text in green as follows:
SO 10: Conserve protect and enhance the County’s Green Infrastructure
and ecosystem services supporting the sustainable management of natural assets and the biodiversity of the County’s protected habitats and species to provide a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits to communities including ecosystems and habitats) and associated biodiversity and so provide communities with a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits (ecosystem services).
(Amendment No. 4) Insert additional Strategic Objective (page 15) Section 1.6 ‘Strategic Themes and Objectives’, new text in green as follows:
SO 14: Support and promote tourism in the county as a key economic driver in a sustainable manner that is compatible with the sensitivity of rural areas, the existing quality of life, and the protection and enhancement of the county’s natural environment.
 As defined by Article 2(a) of the SEA Directive, ‘plans and programmes’ shall mean plans and programmes, including those co-financed by the European Community, as well as any modifications to them: — which are subject to preparation and/or adoption by an authority at national, regional or local level or which are prepared by an authority for adoption, through a legislative procedure by Parliament or Government, and — which are required by legislative, regulatory or administrative provisions