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Notice is hereby given, under Section 12 (12) (a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, (as amended), that on 23rd May, 2022 the Council of the County of Carlow, being the Planning Authority for the County, made the Carlow County Development Plan for the period 2022 – 2028 for its functional area.

Notice is also given, under Article 13I of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended), that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Statement has been prepared. This Statement summarises:

(a) How environmental considerations have been integrated into the Plan,

(b) How -   (i) the Environmental Report prepared pursuant to Article 13C,

(ii) submissions and observations made to the Planning Authority in response to a notice under Section 12(1) or (7) of the Act, and

(iii) any consultations under Article 13F, have been taken into account during the preparation of the Plan.

(c) the reasons for choosing the Plan, as adopted, in the light of the other reasonable alternatives dealt with, and

(d) the measures decided upon to monitor, in accordance with Article 13J, the significant environmental effects of implementation of the Plan.


The County Development Plan 2022-2028 shall have effect from Monday 11th July, 2022.  All decisions on planning applications from this date onwards will be made in accordance with the policies, objectives, and related provisions of the new Plan.  The Plan includes land use zoning maps for the following settlements:

- Key Town: Carlow Town.

- Small Towns:  Rathvilly, Leighlinbridge, Ballon, Borris, Hacketstown, and Carrickduff.

- Larger Services Rural Villages:  Palatine, Ballinabrannagh, Rathtoe, Fennagh, Myshall, Clonegall, Kildavin, and Tinryland.


Copies of the County Development Plan, Environmental Report, the SEA Statement and the Natura Impact Report will be made available to view and download from this consult portal and from the Council's website at  

The County Development Plan will also be made available for purchase from the Planning Department, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.



Making of the Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028