Chapter 15: Larger Serviced Villages

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15.4 Larger Serviced Villages

As outlined in Chapter 2, Larger Serviced Rural Villages include:

  • Palatine
  • Ballinabrannagh
  • Rathoe
  • Fennagh
  • Myshall
  • Clonegall
  • Kildavin1
  • Tinryland

These settlements are located throughout the County providing important local services with populations ranging generally over c.200 to 466. Population change  between 2011-2016 varied greatly in this settlement category (see Table 15.4.1).  Larger serviced villages contain schools, local employment and community facilities supporting the village and the wider rural area.

The Council will encourage and support  the provision of local services, local employment opportunities, amenities and facilities within the development boundary of larger serviced villages subject to proper planning and environmental capacity considerations. Development in these villages shall be of an appropriate scale to support the local population and the immediate environs of the village.

Village

Pop 2016

% Pop Change 2011-2016

Unit Allocation 2022-2028

Palatine

398

13%

25

Ballinabrannagh

466

20%

6

Rathoe

304

0.3%

18

Fennagh

402

4.7%

25

Myshall

286

-5.3%

23

Clonegal

278

13.5%

9

Kildavin

184

-5.2%

16

Tinryland

378

-9.6%

9

Table 15.4.1: Population Change 2011-2016 and Allocated Units 2022-2028
 

As outlined in Chapter 2, it is the policy of the Council to promote the serviced villages as an attractive housing option for rural areas of the County through the promotion of quality of life, placemaking and sufficient local service and infrastructure provision (Ref: CSP 10).

The larger serviced villages have been allocated an overall growth figure of 131 units (4%) over the period of the Plan 2022-2028. This will result in the larger serviced villages largely maintaining the % population allocation to this category of settlements as of 2016 Census. The level of growth allocated to Ballinabrannagh, Clonegall and Tinryland under the Core Strategy is impacted due to capacity constraints in wastewater infrastructure.  These settlements have been allocated limited residential growth levels acknowledging the potential for individual private wastewater treatment units for one -off dwellings pending future upgrades of the public infrastructure. It is an objective of the Council to work and support Irish Water in progressing the “Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme” which is intended to provide growth capacity at wastewater treatment plants and water treatment plants in smaller settlements which would not otherwise be provided for in the current investment Plan (Ref: PW O2, Chapter 6). The upgrade of any treatment plant on foot of the foregoing scheme or such other scheme that may become available during the life of this plan, may facilitate additional levels of growth in those specified villages. Allocation of additional growth to those settlements following upgrades of the treatment plants must be informed by a monitoring programme on the implementation of the Core Strategy as provided in Chapter 2. Any significant reallocation of growth between the settlement tiers may require a variation of the County Development Plan.

Larger Serviced Village – Strategic Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

LSV. P1: Facilitate development at a sustainable level, addressing vacancy, infill / brownfield development while supporting  small scale residential schemes, local services, small scale employment and community facilities. The Council will support high quality designed development on sites within the village boundaries subject to proper planning considerations and the environmental carrying capacity of the area.
LSV. P2: To support the development of a “New Homes in Small Towns and villages” initiative which would augment the delivery of actions by Local Authorities, Irish Water, communities and other stakeholders in the provision of services and serviced sites to create “build your own home” opportunities within the existing footprint of rural settlements to provide new homes to meet housing demand.

Larger Serviced Villages -  Objective

It is an objective of the Council to:

LSV. O1: Monitor and review Larger serviced villages in the County, across the lifetime of the Plan, in order to ensure compatibility with the Core Strategy and environmental protection objectives.

15.4.1       Palatine

Overall Objective

To promote Palatine Village as a settlement with a strong village character to be protected and enhanced, while  strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community to sustainable levels in accordance with the provisions of the Core Strategy.

Palatine – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

PL. P1:   Consolidate the village form and built fabric around existing nodes delineated by a designated village expansion area, that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable mixed-use village environment
PL. P2:   Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.

Village Design

PL. P3: Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees, hedgerows, stone walls, heritage features etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

PL. P4: Protect and enhance the unique village character of Palatine through strengthening the sense of place / public realm including the potential for improved linkages with Burton Hall demesne and architectural heritage in the village.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

PL. P5:   Protect and enhance the unique village character of Palatine through strengthening the sense of place / public realm including the potential for improved linkages with Burton Hall demesne and architectural heritage in the village.
Dual Village functions and services
PL. P6: Support the complementary functions of Palatine Village with Urglin /  Rutland and Bennekerry/ Johnstown in order that important services and infrastructure are shared where practical and not unnecessarily duplicated e.g. churches, school, GAA club etc.

Amenities

PL. P7: Protect and enhance the high-quality natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which form part of the  village setting e.g. the long mile, trees, boundary hedgerows, fields etc.
PL. P8:   Promote the retention of hedgerows and trees as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.
PL. P9:   Promote the development of social and recreational infrastructure with appropriately designated areas in the village e.g. village park, play areas, sports field, community facilities etc.
PL. P10: Promote the upkeep and maintenance of the entrances to Palatine village and strengthen the sense of arrival through hard and soft landscaping etc.

Screening and Woodland Character

PL. P11:  Require that future village developments are appropriately screened from the surrounding countryside  including the Long Mile through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village.

Built Heritage

PL. P12:

Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, significant architectural features and historic/heritage structures that contribute to the village character and setting such as:

  1. Thornville house and Palatine Lodge.
  2. Terraced stone cottages in the village.
  3. Wrought iron gate at entrance to long mile road.
  4. Old estate gates in village e.g. Thornville house
  5. Historic stone walls along roadways in the village.

Roads and Footpaths

PL. P13:  Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
PL. P14: Seek to ensure  that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Palatine Zoning Map

Palatine Land Use Zoning Map

Palatine Objectives maps

Palatine Objectives Maps

 

15.4.2 Ballinabrannagh / Raheendoran

Overall Objective

To promote Ballinabrannagh / Raheendoran village area as a settlement with a strong village character to be protected and enhanced, while strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community to sustainable levels subject to environmental capacity constraints.

Ballinabrannagh / Raheendoran– Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Physical Infrastructure

BB. P1: Ensure that future development will be subject to the availability and adequate provision of the necessary physical infrastructure and specifically be subject to the upgrading of the existing sewage plant to a level that can accommodate future development and population increases. Detached one-off dwellings on individual effluent treatment systems may be considered in limited circumstances pending upgrade of the effluent treatment plant.

Dual village Functions and Services

BB. P2: Support the complementary functions of Ballinabrannagh and Raheendoran to share their social and recreational, physical and heritage services and recognise their interdependence and shared responsibility.

Consolidate Village Form

BB. P3: Consolidate the settlement form, built fabric and overall village area in Ballinabrannagh by the provision of a mixed-use designated village expansion area subject to availability of wastewater infrastructural upgrades that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable environment.
BB P4: Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of the area e.g. trees, hedgerows, stone walls, natural and built heritage etc shall be carefully retained and integrated / referenced as appropriate in the proposed design.

Placemaking

BB. P5: Protect and enhance the village character of Ballinabrannagh /Raheendoran village area through strengthening the sense of place, natural amenity heritage, historic heritage and architectural heritage in the area.

Entrances and Gateways to Village

BB. P6:

Promote the development of defined entrances to Ballinabrannagh and Raheendoran settlements and strengthen the sense of arrival when entering the village i.e.

i) The establishment of landscaped pocket parks/amenities.

ii) The improvement of the southern, eastern and northern approach roads to provide a sense of arrival in the village e.g. streetscape, landscaped amenity, feature etc.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

BB. P7: Encourage infill development within the village area development boundaries, located in proximity to services thus creating sustainable developments and also to provide for developments at low densities as an alternative to one-off houses in the countryside. In the absence of available infrastructural capacity in Ballinabrannagh limited residential development on individual treatment plants where environmentally acceptable maybe considered on undeveloped lands within the designated development boundary subject to compliance with the core strategy.

Social and Community Infrastructure

BB. P8: Promote the improvement of existing social and recreational infrastructure within appropriately designated areas in the village.

Educational Facilities

BB. P9: Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Ballinabrannagh and to promote the provision of adequate childcare facilities to meet local demand.

Natural Amenities

BB. P10: Protect and enhance the high-quality natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which form part of the village setting e.g. forests, trees, open agricultural lands, Barrow River, Killeshin Hills, Milford, Barrow Track etc. The Council will support improved accessibility to amenity uses in the wider rural environment including the River Barrow subject to Habitat Assessment considerations.
BB. P11: Promote the retention of trees and hedgerows as the traditional boundary form and to encourage the preservation of significant trees and groupings of trees within the village in order to retain and encourage the woodland nature and natural screening of the village setting.
BB. P12: Require future village developments to be adequately screened from the surrounding countryside through the provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village areas.

Built Heritage

BB. P13: Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, significant architectural features, historic /heritage structures and archaeological sites that contribute to the village character and setting.

Roads and Footpaths

BB. P14: Minimise the traffic impact from industrial activities in the area through the application of DMURS within the settlement and to assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
BB. P15: Seek to ensure  that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Ballinabrannagh-Raheendoran zoning map

Ballinabrannagh/Raheendoran Land Use Zoning Map

Ballinabrannagh - Raheendoran Objectives map

Ballinabrannagh/Raheendoran Objectives Map

15.4.3       Rathtoe

Overall Objective

To promote Rathoe village area as a settlement with a strong village character set within a traditional agricultural countryside. This character should be protected and enhanced, while strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community to sustainable levels in accordance with the provisions of the Core Strategy.

Rathtoe– Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

RT. P1:   Consolidate and balance the village form, built fabric and development around the village centre that would maximise the existing service and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable village environment.
RT. P2:   Facilitate future village expansion to the west of the existing established village centre, to optimise the potential for mixed use including social and recreational infrastructure in accordance with potential need. The village expansion area shall be subject to a detailed site brief which will address mix of uses, connectivity and integration with the existing adjoining uses.
RT. P3:   Encourage and protect the rural country amenity character of the village through linear but converging greenbelts that aspire to strengthen the rural character, enhance the sense of place and provide views toward focus points, buildings of significant architectural merit e.g. church and old school and uninterrupted open views to the surrounding countryside.

Village Main Entrances

RT. P4:   Promote the development of a well-defined entrance to Rathoe Village and strengthen the sense of arrival and the image of the village, through the provision of high quality landscaped entrance and built edge to the village core.

Village Design

RT. P5:   Maintain and enhance the rural amenity character through the continued use of linear open spaces focused on the village centre and providing for interdependent linkage and a linked network of pedestrian pathways/cycle lanes, while maintaining open unobstructed views toward the countryside and visual reference to the church building focal point.
RT. P6:   Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls, natural and built heritage etc shall be carefully retained and integrated / referenced as appropriate in the proposed design.

Placemaking

RT. P7: Protect and enhance the village character of Rathoe through strengthening the sense of place, natural amenity heritage, historic heritage and architectural heritage in the area.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

RT. P8:   Encourage infill development within the village area development boundaries, located in proximity to services thus creating sustainable developments and also to provide for developments at low densities as an alternative to one-off houses in the countryside.

Educational Facilities

RT. P9:   Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Rathtoe to support the provision of any additional childcare facilities required  to meet local demand.

Built and Natural Heritage

RT. P10:   Recognise the significant archaeological heritage in the area which dates from prehistoric time and to seek to protect same for future generations.
RT. P11:   Promote the retention of hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.
RT. P12:   Encourage the preservation of significant trees and groupings of trees within the village in order to retain and encourage the woodland nature and natural screening of the village setting.
RT. P13:   Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, significant architectural features, historic/heritage structures and archaeological sites that contribute to the village character and setting.

Roads and Footpaths

RT. P14:   Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
RT. P15:   Seek to ensure  that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Rathtoe Zoning Map

Rathtoe Land Use Zoning Map

Rathoe Objectives Map

Rathtoe Objectives Map

15.4.4 Fennagh

Overall Objective

To promote Fennagh village as a settlement with a strong village character to be protected and enhanced, while strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community to sustainable levels.

Fennagh – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

FN. P1:   Consolidate the village form and built fabric within the existing village core and expansion area to include a village green located along the banks of the river, that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable mixed-use village environment. The village expansion area shall be subject to a detailed site brief which will address mix of uses overlooking a village green associated with the River and integration with adjoining uses.
FN. P2:   Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.
FN. P3:   To support the development of backland areas in the centre of the villages of an appropriate type, scale and character that will contribute to a more compact settlement core and which provide good linkages and connectivity to the village centre / local facilities.

Village Design

FN. P4:   Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls, heritage features etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

FN. P5:   Protect and enhance the village character of Fennagh through strengthening the sense of place / public realm improvements, additional landscaping and planting  and through the protection of the architectural heritage of granite buildings in the village.

Entrances and Gateways to Village

FN. P6:   Promote the upkeep and maintenance of entrances to Fennagh village and strengthen the sense of arrival when entering  the village e.g. soft landscaping etc.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

FN. P7:   Encourage infill development within the village development boundaries, located in proximity to services  thus creating sustainable developments.
FN. P8:   Seek the completion of the River Court (10 no. units) and Granite Court  (8 no. units) unfinished housing estates with an enhanced access and environment for existing residents (road, footpath maintenance, lighting etc.)

Social and Community Infrastructure

FN. P9:   Promote the development of social and recreational infrastructure within the village to accommodate future need.

Built Heritage

FN. P10:   Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, archaeological heritage, significant architectural features and historic/heritage structures that contribute to the village character and setting including Fennagh Estate Cottages, Fennagh Milestone and All Saints Chapel.

Amenities

FN. P11:   Protect and enhance natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which form part of the  village setting e.g. tributary of the River Burren which flows through the village, boundary trees, hedgerows, fields etc.
FN. P12:   Promote the retention of hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.

Screening and Woodland Character

FN. P13:   Require that future village development is appropriately screened from the surrounding countryside through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village.

Roads and Footpaths

FN. P14:   Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
FN. P15:   Encourage the provision of strong linkages to the village core from established community uses including the Centre of Excellence located outside the village and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Fennagh Zoning Map

Fennagh Land Use Zoning Map

Fennagh Objectives Map

Fennagh Objectives Map

15.4.5       Myshall

Overall Objective

To promote Myshall as a settlement with a strong village character which is rich in natural environmental assets and historical heritage, as a village to be protected and enhanced, while strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community to sustainable levels.

Myshall – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

MY. P1:  Consolidate the village form and built fabric within the existing village core area that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable mixed-use village environment.
MY. P2:  Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, vacant/ underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.
MY. P3:  To support the development of backland areas in the centre of the village of an appropriate type, scale and character that will contribute to a more compact settlement core and which provides good linkages and connectivity to the village centre / local facilities.

Village Design

MY. P4:  Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls, heritage features etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

MY. P5: 

Protect and enhance the unique village character of Myshall by strengthening the public realm through the:

  • Provision of hard and soft landscaping within the village centre;
  • Promotion of a building improvement scheme with active window displays at ground floor level;
  • Provision of high quality public seating; and the
  • Provision and maintenance of high quality public roads and footpaths/cycleways throughout the village.

Tourism Opportunities

MY. P6:  Advance Myshall as a hub for tourism at an appropriate scale, and to support sustainable growth of tourism related uses by harnessing the built and natural heritage characteristics of the village and the surrounding rural area including, the unique attributes of Mount Leinster.

Entrances and Gateways to Village

MY. P7:  Promote the continued enhancement of defined entrances to Myshall village and strengthen the sense of arrival through additional landscaping, planting etc.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

MY. P8:  Encourage infill development within the village development boundaries, located in proximity to services  thus creating sustainable developments.
MY. P9:  Seek the upgrade of the Sliabh Ban housing estate with an enhanced access and environment for existing residents (road, footpath maintenance, lighting etc.)
MY. P10:  Promote the provision of low density / serviced sites (12 no. sites) on the existing permitted new residentially zoned site as an alternative to one off housing in the rural countryside and to support the sustainable development of the village. 

Social and Community Infrastructure

MY. P11:  Promote the development of social and recreational infrastructure within the village to accommodate future need.

Educational Facilities

MY. P12:  Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Myshall and to promote the provision of adequate childcare facilities to meet local demand.

Built Heritage

MY. P13:  Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, archaeological heritage, significant architectural features and historic/heritage structures that contribute to the village character and setting including Myshall Catholic Church and the Adelaide Memorial Church a building of National significance which serves as a key visitor attraction for the village.

Amenities

MY. P14:  Protect and enhance the high-quality natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which form part of the  village setting e.g. Tobar Bhride, Holy Well, the pump, trees, boundary hedgerows, fields etc.
MY. P15:  Promote the retention of trees and  hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.

Screening and Woodland Character

MY. P16:  Require that future village development is appropriately screened from the surrounding countryside through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village.

Roads and Footpaths

MY. P17:  Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
MY. P18:  Seek to ensure that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Myshall Zoning Map

Myshall Land Use Zoning Map

Myshall Objectives Map

Myshall Objectives Map

15.4.6 Clonegall

Overall Objective

To retain, protect and enhance the unique natural and built heritage characteristics of Clonegall which is located in a high-quality attractive rural landscape, while seeking to strengthen the level of services and community facilities to cater for local demand while accommodating growth at a sustainable level.

Clonegall – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

CG. P1:  Consolidate the village form and built fabric within the existing village core area that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable mixed-use village environment.
CG. P2:  Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.
CG. P3:  To support the development of backland areas in the centre of the village of an appropriate type, scale and character that will contribute to a more compact settlement core and which provide good linkages and connectivity to the village centre / local facilities.

Village Design

CG. P4:  Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the unique architectural character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls, heritage features etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

CG. P5:  Protect and enhance the village character of Clonegall through strengthening the sense of place / public realm improvements, additional landscaping and planting  and through the protection of the natural and built heritage of the village.

Dual Village Functions and Services

CG. P6:  Support the complementary functions of Clonegall with Watch House Village in Co. Wexford in order that important services and infrastructure are shared where practical.

Tourism Opportunities

CG. P7:  Advance Clonegall as a hub for tourism at an appropriate scale, and to support sustainable growth of tourism related uses by harnessing the built and natural heritage characteristics of the village including, the high-quality built environment and natural environment including the nationally significant Huntington Castle and Demesne.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

CG. P8:  Encourage infill development within the village area development boundaries, located in proximity to services thus creating sustainable developments and also to provide for developments at low densities as an alternative to one-off houses in the countryside. In the absence of available infrastructural capacity in Clonegall limited residential development on individual treatment plants where environmentally acceptable and where the proposed development would complement the character of the village maybe considered on undeveloped lands within the designated development boundary subject to compliance with the core strategy.

Social and Community Infrastructure

CG. P9:  Promote the development of social and recreational infrastructure within the village to accommodate future need.

Educational Facilities

CG. P10:  Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Clonegall and to promote the provision of adequate childcare facilities to meet local demand.

Natural Amenities

CG. P11:  Protect and enhance the high-quality natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which contribute to the amenity of the village e.g. the River Derry, the Wicklow Way, trees, boundary hedgerows, fields etc.
CG. P12:  Maximise recreational opportunities for the village through the proposed  connection/link between the Wicklow Way and the South Leinster Way which traverses through Clonegall and seek to ensure that any infrastructure within the village associated with same is of a high quality appropriate to the character of the village.
CG. P13:  Promote the retention of trees and hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.

Screening and Woodland Character

CG. P14:  Require that future village development is appropriately screened from the surrounding countryside through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village.

Built Heritage

CG. P15:  Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, archaeological heritage, significant architectural features and historic/heritage structures that contribute to the village character and setting including  Huntington Castle, St. Brigids Church, St Fiacce’s Church, the Old Rectory , the Watch House Cross, the Stone from O’Connors Forge, The Weavers Cottages and St. Brigid’s Community Hall.
CG. P16:  Investigate the designation of  an Architectural Conservation Area(s) within Clonegall village in order to protect and enhance the historic character and heritage value of the village.

Roads and Footpaths

CG. P17:  Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to  the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
CG. P18:  Seek to ensure  that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Clonegall Zoning Map

Clonegall Land Use Zoning Map

Clonegall Objectives Map

Clonegall Objectives Map

15.4.7       Kildavin

Overall Objective

To promote Kildavin village as a settlement with a strong village character, located in an attractive rural environment to be protected and enhanced, while strengthening the existing and proposed services and supporting growth of the local community addressing recent population decline to sustainable growth levels.

Kildavin – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Consolidate Village Form

KD. P1:  Consolidate the village form and built fabric within the existing village core and expansion area , that would maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village while creating a sustainable mixed-use village environment. The village expansion area shall be subject to a detailed site brief integrating with the existing adjoining uses.
KD. P2:  Seek the reinstatement of the built fabric and village frontage along the junction of main street and the R274  which is necessary to maintain the character of the settlement.
KD. P3:  Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.

Village Design

KD. P4:  Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls, heritage features etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

KD. P5:  Protect and enhance the village character of Kildavin through strengthening the sense of place / public realm improvements, additional landscaping and planting  and through the protection of the natural and built of the village.

Entrances and Gateways to Village

KD. P6:  Promote the enhancement of defined entrances to Kildavin village and strengthen the sense of arrival when entering  the village e.g. soft landscaping / planting etc.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

KD. P7:  Facilitate the provision of additional housing on lands zoned new residential and to encourage infill development on appropriately zoned land within the village development boundaries, located in proximity to services  thus creating sustainable developments.

Social and Community Infrastructure

KD. P8:  Promote the development of social and recreational infrastructure within the village to accommodate future need.

Educational Facilities

KD. P9:  Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Kildavin and to promote the provision of adequate childcare facilities to meet local demand.

Built Heritage

KD. P10:  Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, archaeological heritage, significant architectural features and historic/heritage structures that contribute to the village character and setting including Saint Lazarians Church and Saint Pauls Church.
KD. P11:  Support and encourage the reuse of Kildavin House currently in a state of dereliction which is a protected structure for residential or such other higher order use which will seek to retain and maintain for future generations this important item of heritage significance in the village.

Amenities

KD. P12:  Protect and enhance natural amenities present in and surrounding the village which form part of the  village setting e.g. tributary of the River Slaney which flows through the village, mature trees, boundary trees, hedgerows, fields etc.
KD. P13:  Promote the retention of trees and  hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.

Screening and Woodland Character

KD. P14:  Require that future village development is appropriately screened from the surrounding countryside through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the woodland character of the village.

Roads and Footpaths

KD. P15:  Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to  the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
KD. P16:  Seek to ensure that strong linkages to the village core are provided from established community uses including the GAA facilities located outside the village and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Kildavin Zoning Map

Kildavin Land Use Zoning Map

Kildavin Objectives Map

Kildavin Objectives Map

15.4.8       Tinryland

Overall Objective

To promote Tinryland Village as a settlement with a strong village character, recreational and social facilities and employment opportunities, to support the improvement of physical infrastructure including wastewater infrastructure and local services and to support growth of the local community to sustainable levels in accordance with the provisions of the Core Strategy and subject to environmental carrying capacity constraints.

Tinryland – Policies

It is the policy of the Council to:

Physical Infrastructure

TY. P1:   Ensure that future development will be subject to the availability and adequate provision of the necessary physical infrastructure and specifically subject to the upgrading of the existing sewage plant to a level that can accommodate future development and population increases. Detached one-off dwellings on individual effluent treatment systems may be considered in limited circumstances pending upgrade of the effluent treatment plant.

Consolidate Village Form

TY. P2:   Consolidate the village form and built fabric in and around the historic village centre and village expansion area , in order to maximise the existing services and historic investment in the village and create a sustainable village environment.
TY. P3:   Seek the reuse where possible of brownfield lands, underutilised buildings / out buildings within the village boundary where same would make a positive contribution in maintaining the character of the settlement.

Village Design

TY. P4:   Seek to ensure that all development proposals have regard to the character, form and scale of the existing village and comprises of a high-quality design which will make a positive contribution to the character of the area. The proposed design shall be informed by the principles contained in Chapter 12 and shall emerge from careful analysis of the site location, surrounding context and the specific characteristics of the site itself. Specific features that contribute to the character of an area e.g. trees , hedgerows, stone walls etc shall be carefully retained and integrated into the proposed design.

Placemaking

TY. P5:   Protect and enhance the unique village character and strengthen the sense of place of the locality by linking and integrating it with future development proposals in design, form and character.

Infill Development and Alternative to One-off Houses

TY. P6:   Encourage gap infill development within the village boundaries in order to consolidate the village form. These developments shall act as an alternative to unsustainable ribbon development and one-off house located along approach roads to the village.

Natural Amenities

TY. P7:   Protect and enhance the natural/rural amenities and cultural heritage in and surrounding the village.
TY. P8:   To promote the retention of hedgerows as the traditional boundary form which is a characteristic of the village. These should be incorporated in future development proposals.
TY. P9:   Encourage the preservation of significant trees and groupings of trees within the village in order to retain the natural screening in the village.
TY. P10:   Screen future village developments from the surrounding countryside through provision of adequate landscaping, hedgerows and maintaining the rural character of the village.

Social and Recreational Amenities

TY. P11:   Promote the improvement and consolidation of existing social and recreational infrastructure within appropriately designated areas in the village.

Educational Facilities

TY. P12:   Support the expansion of existing educational facilities within Tinryland and to promote the provision of childcare facilities to meet local demand.

Built Heritage

TY. P13:  

Support the retention of buildings with architectural merit, significant architectural features, historic /heritage structures and archaeological sites that contribute to the village character and setting such as:

  1. Church, old social hall
  2. Parochial house, laneway and gardens
  3. Old water pumps, stonewalls in village centre, stone entrances etc.

Entrances and Gateways to Village

TY. P14:   Promote the continued enhancement of defined entrances to Tinryland village and strengthen the sense of arrival when entering the village e.g landscaped pocket parks/amenities.

Roads and Footpaths

TY. P15:   Assess the need for improved roads, footpaths and improved permeability in relation to existing and future projected traffic generation in the village and give due consideration to the need to establish a safe and quality village environment and village character.
TY. P16:   Seek to ensure  that strong linkages to the village core are provided and that new development addresses connectivity to the core of the settlement, community / service facilities with the provision of footpaths/ cycleways, where deemed appropriate.

Tinryland Zoning Map

Tinryland Land Use Zoning Map

Tinryland Objectives Map

Tinryland Objectives Map

  • 1-  While Kildavin has a population of 186 in 2016 Census it is considered that the urban structure, level of services and community facilities and level of services provided to a thriving agricultural hinterland are of such a scale that warrant its designation as a larger serviced village.

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