Cork County Council
Pre-Draft Plan Stage – Cork County Development 2022-2028
Cork County Council is commencing the preparation of a new County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028. The purpose of the Development Plan is to guide the future development of the county.
The new plan will be different from previous County Development Plans in two key areas:
- It will relate to the new administrative boundary of the county following the extension to the City Council boundary.
- It will include all the settlements of the County, replacing the current 8 Municipal District Local Area Plans adopted in 2017 and the Town Development Plans for the nine former Town Council Towns.
The first step is the preparation of a Public Consultation Document and supporting Background Documents which address some of the key areas that need to be considered.
Submissions and observations in relation to the Cork County Development Plan Review and the preparation of the new Cork County Development Plan 2022-2028 are invited during the initial public consultation period, from Thursday the 12th of March until Thursday 2nd July 2020 inclusive.
Westmeath County Council
Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027
Westmeath County Council has prepared a Draft Westmeath County Development Plan for the County of Westmeath. The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (SEA) Regulations 2004–2011, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, prepared in accordance with Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment in accordance with The Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines 2009.
Submissions and observations in association with the Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 can be made until Tuesday 30th June 2020
Louth County Council
Proposed Variation No. 2 of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021
The proposed draft Variation No. 2 of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021 comprises the inclusion of new inserted text within Table 7.7 “Motorways and National Routes” (Chapter 7 Transport) and the insertion of a new Policy TC 20A (Chapter 7 Transport) and is accompanied by a revised Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report and associated SEA Screening Determination, to reflect all submissions from prescribed bodies, prepared in accordance with the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended). The proposed Variation No. 2 is also accompanied by an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and associated AA Screening Determination prepared as part of a Screening for AA process that is being undertaken in accordance with Part XAB of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended).
The reason for this Variation is to facilitate the upgrade of the N2 single carriageway National Primary Road from north of Ardee (County Louth) to the roundabout at Tullyvin south of Castleblaney (County Monaghan).
Written submissions or observations with respect to proposed Draft Variation No.2of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021(and associated SEA and AA Screening documents), may be made to Louth County Council from Tuesday 24th March, 2020 until June 22nd 2020.
Roscommon County Council
Issues paper for the Roscommon County Development Plan 2021-2027
Roscommon County Council is commencing the preparation of a new County Development Plan for the period 2021-2027. The purpose of the Development Plan is to guide the future development of the county.
Submissions and observations in relation to the Roscommon County Development Plan Issues Paper and the preparation of the new Roscommon County Development Plan 2021-2027 can be made from Friday 27th March until 31st July 2020.
The Order made under Section 251A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) expired on May 23rd 2020. Note the following FAQ which outlines matters in further detail. https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/covid-19-coronavirus/faq-resumption-statutory-planning-timelines-further-expiry-23rd-may
For further information on the planning consultancy advice and services that MKO can provide you in relation to the Development Plan Process or Submissions, contact our office on 091 735 611.