Carlow County Development Plan 2022 – 2028 : Issues Paper

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In collaboration with the community, Carlow County Council is commencing a review of the Carlow County Development Plan 2015-2021, which will lead to a new County Development Plan that will shape the future growth of the County over the six-year period 2022-2028. The purpose of the County Development Plan is to set out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County.

The review begins on 24/06/20 and the plan making process will take up to two years, concluding with the publication of the Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028. To inform the process this booklet has been prepared in order to give a broad overview of the main development issues currently impacting on County Carlow.

 Issues Paper PDF

 

Focus of Development Plan

The focus of the County Development Plan review at this early stage is on the “big picture” planning issues that affect the county. These will include development policies, objectives, guidelines and standards, together with the strategic planning context for the zoning of lands. It will deal with important issues such as housing, enterprise and employment, climate action, energy, biodiversity, heritage, transportation, environmental protection, social inclusion, community, tourism, recreation and regeneration.

We encourage you to get involved in establishing:

  • A vision for the County;
  • Aims that the plan should seek to achieve;
  • Policies and proposals for sustainable development;
  • Land use objectives and development control standards;
  • A balance between development and conservation objectives.

Please note that a request or proposal for zoning of particular land for any purposes will not be considered at this stage.

What stage are we at now?

In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) the preparation of the County Development Plan will comprise of five main stages;

  1. Preliminary
  2. Pre-draft Plan Consultation
  3. Preparation of Draft Plan with further consultation
  4. Material Amendments with further consultation
  5. Making of New Plan

 

We are currently in the second stage of the process. Your input can inform the initial stages of preparation, in advance of the preparation of the Draft Plan. We must receive your submission by 5.00pm on the 20th August 2020.

 

 

Development Plan Process
 

 

Stage 1

PRELIMINARY

  • Background research
  • Drafting Issues Paper
  • Preliminary scoping for SEA

Stage 2  We are here >>>

PRE-DRAFT

Weeks 1-46

  •  Pre-draft Public Consultation on Issues Paper
  • Prepare Chief Executive‘s report on consultation
  • Directions from the Elected Members on draft plan
  • Preparation of proposed draft development plan

Stage 3

DRAFT

Weeks 47-82

  •  Public display of draft plan
  • Prepare Chief Executive‘s report on consultation
  • Consideration of Chief Executive’s report by Elected Members
  • Prepare amendments to draft plan

Stage 4

MATERIAL AMMENDMENTS

Weeks 83-89

  •  Public display of amendments to draft plan
  • Prepare Chief Executive’s report on consultation
  • Consideration of Chief Executive’s report by Elected Members

Stage 5

MAKING A PLAN

Week 99+

  • Elected Members pass resolution to make the plan
  • Publish notice confirming adoption of development plan
  • Plan operational six weeks following passing of resolution

Have your say

We welcome your comment and suggestions. You can give your feedback online here on this portal at: consult.carlow.ie. Just register for a free account and click on the 'Make a Submission' link. 

You can also give your feedback in writing. Submissions should be marked “REVIEW OF COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN” and sent by post to the following address:

Senior Executive Officer, Review of County Development Plan, Planning Department, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.

A further option is to make your submission by email to: carlowcdp@carlowcoco.ie

Please make your submission by 5.00pm on the 20th August 2020 and by one medium only i.e. hard copy, online or by email.

Public Information Sessions will be held at the following locations:

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS DATE DATE TIME
Muinebheag Library Tuesday 11th August 3 - 7.30pm
Tullow Library Wednesday 12th August 3 - 7.30pm
Carlow Library Thursday 13th August 3 - 7.30pm

These sessions must comply with Government Guidelines regarding Covid 19. In order to facilitate social distancing, attendance will be by appointment only. Please ring 059 9170310 to book your appointment time or email carlowcdp@carlowcoco.ie.

All relevant requirements regarding Covid 19 as appropriate will apply to these meetings and you will be advised of same with your allocated appointment time.

The public consultation sessions will be an opportunity for you to discuss any issue that you may have with a member of the Forward Planning Team and possibly help frame future policies and objectives of the County Development Plan.

Notice Covid 19: In the event, that future Government Guidelines regarding Covid 19 advise against the holding of public meetings, alternative arrangements will be put in place to ensure effective engagement with the public is facilitated. Any changes will be advertised and communicated to any attendees who may have registered for a public consultation / information as appropriate.

Please make your submission by 5.00pm on the 20th August 2020 and by one medium only i.e. hard copy / email or via the online consultation portal. Please note these submissions will be published along with your name in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), but your contact details will not be published.

Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow. R93 E7R7 Tel: +353 59 9170300
www.carlow.ie