Stage 4 - Drafting
Stage 4 of the process involved preparation of the final draft of the NSS. While completion of the Strategy was originally envisaged for end 2001, a prolonged period of public consultation during Stage 3, and the need to deal effectively with other issues surrounding the Strategy, necessitated a delay in its finalisation. In completing the Strategy the Department addressed the spatial aspects of a wide range of economic, social and environmental policies, involving engagement also with other Departments, agencies and bodies primarily responsible for these policies. Following this, the National Spatial Strategy was adopted by Government and launched at a major national event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, on 28th November 2002.
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