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Notice - draft scheme for implementing its Strategic Policy Committee system

Press Release
Governance and Administration
9 July 2024

Notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council has prepared a draft scheme for implementing its Strategic Policy Committee system, which will involve elected representatives and local people in the policy-making process for their area. 

The draft scheme provides for the proposed number, policy configuration, functions of the SPCs, the number on each committee, and an outline framework for sectoral representation on the seven (7) Strategic Policy Committees which it established at its Annual Meeting held on 21st June 2024, namely:

  1. Economic Development and Enterprise
  2. Housing
  3. Infrastructure (to include Roads & Transportation)
  4. Planning and Emergency Services
  5. Environment and Climate Action
  6. Social Inclusion, Community & Rural Development
  7. Library Services, Culture/Biodiversity

The draft scheme also includes proposals for the selection of sectoral representatives by the sectors themselves via the Public Participation Network (PPN). It specifies the provisional assignment of sector(s) to each SPC and the number of representatives from each sector for each SPC.

The following 7 sectors must be represented in the Council’s SPC configuration: 

  • Agriculture/Farming
  • Environmental/Conservation
  • Development/Construction
  • Business/Commercial
  • Trade Union
  • Community/Voluntary
  • Social Inclusion

A copy of the draft scheme is available for inspection on the Council’s website – or at any of its public offices located at the following locations:

  • Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary;
  • Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
  • Municipal District Offices at Carrick-on-Suir, Thurles and Tipperary.

Submissions or observations can be made on the draft scheme up to and including 4.30 pm on Friday 16th August 2024 by emailing , posting to Tipperary County Council, Corporate Services, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or clicking on the link TCC Draft SPC Scheme 2024-2029 | Tipperary County Council - Consultation Portal (

For further information contact Corporate Services Tipperary County Council, Tel. No: 0818 06 5000.




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