Welcome to the homepage of www.shannonestuarysifp.ie a website aimed at providing information to the public on the development and implementation of an innovative new strategy for harnessing, in a sustainable manner, the potential of the Shannon Estuary. The Shannon Estuary is the largest estuary in Ireland covering an area of 500km² of navigable water and extending for 100km from Limerick City to Loop Head in County Clare.
The Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary is an inter-jurisdictional land and marine based framework plan to guide the future development and management of the Shannon Estuary. It was commissioned in 2011 by Clare County Council, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and the Shannon Foynes Port Company. The project is being overseen by a multi-agency steering group comprised of the above and other key stakeholders with an interest in the Estuary.
The Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary has now been finalised following an extensive public consultation process. The SIFP was launched in November 2013 by Jan O'Sullivan, TD, the then Minister of State for Housing and Planning. It is intended that the SIFP will be incorporated into the relevant County/City Development Plans in 2014/2015.
The SIFP steering group remains in place to co-ordinate the implementation of the strategy.