Part 8 Planning Application for Enterprise Campus

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Notice of Proposed Part 8 Development

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) Part XI

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8

Applicant:           Carlow County Council

Location:             Enterprise Campus, O’Brien Road, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

Proposal:  Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of Carlow County Council’s intention to develop two adjoining buildings for light industrial and office use behind Enterprise House on O’Brien Road, Carlow Town, County Carlow.

Description of Development

The development will comprise of:

  • a 2-storey building for light Industry use with ancillary office space comprising 1151 sq. m
  • a 2-storey building for office use with single storey plant area comprising 1267 sq. m
  • a single storey store comprising 15 sq. m
  • a 2.5 m wide bicycle path connection to O’Brien Road
  • and associated services including external refuse store, signage, cycle bays, landscaping, sculpture and boundary treatment

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Preliminary Examination, an Appropriate Assessment Screening, and a Waste Assessment Criteria (WAC) Report for the proposed development have been completed and are available for inspection.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, plans and particulars for the proposed development including all reports are available for inspection online at or during office hours by appointment only at County Offices, Athy Road, Carlow by contacting (059) 9129 786 or emailing: for a period of 4 weeks commencing on 1st June 2021. You can also purchase a copy of same at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy. 

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made, in writing, to the Planning Department, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow clearly marked ‘Enterprise Campus Part 8 Process’ or online at Carlow County Council’s public consultation portal, CiviQ, at or by email to with the subject line being clearly noted as ‘Enterprise Campus Part 8 Process’, before 5.00 p.m. on  16th July 2021.

NOTE 1: Please make your submission by one medium only (i.e. hard copy/email/online at CiviQ).

NOTE 2: Submissions or observations received are subject to public viewing.

In accordance with Article 81 and 120 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001, as amended, Carlow County Council has concluded from a preliminary examination that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Determination as to whether the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.


Michael Rainey, Director of Services

Carlow County Council                   1st June 2021