Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary
Clare County Council
Clare County Council acting on behalf of Kerry County Council, Limerick County Council and Limerick City Council are aiming to develop, for the first time, an inter-jurisdictional Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the lands adjoining the Shannon Estuary and the estuary itself.
The aim of the SIFP is to identify the nature and location of future development, economic growth and employment that can be sustainably accommodated within the Shannon Estuary whilst ensuring that the habitat status of the Natura 2000 and other environmentally sensitive sites would not be reduced as a result of the short-term or long-term impact of such developments.
A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Directive Assessment were also undertaken as part of the overall project.