Part 8 Presentation Building

Closed23 Feb, 2021, 8:00am - 9 Apr, 2021, 5:00pm

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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

Proposal: Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposed redevelopment of Presentation Buildings located on the Junction of Tullow Street and College Street, Carlow.

Presentation Building is a Protected Structure recorded in the Joint Spatial Plan for the Greater Carlow Graiguecullen Urban Area 2012-2018 (as extended) (Record of Protected Structures (RPS) no. CT97) and it is located within an Architectural Conservation Area and a full conservation report has been prepared and is available for inspection.

The redevelopment will consist of the demolition of the existing 1990’s library extension to the rear of the old convent building and the construction of a double height extension to the rear of the old convent measuring 1105 m2 including basement to include a library, cultural, civic and learning space. The proposed development includes internal reconfiguration and conservation and restoration works to Presentation Building including removal of the existing lift shaft, repair of windows, repair of the roof, new render to the front, sides and rear and essential repairs of internal and external features. The proposal also includes exterior signage, removal of existing carpark, the provision of bicycle spaces and all associated site works, ICT antenna and mechanical/electrical equipment.

An Environmental Impact Assessment Preliminary Examination and an Appropriate Assessment Screening of the proposed development have been completed and are available for inspection.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, plans and particulars for the proposed developments including the Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and the Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report are available for inspection online at or during office hours by appointment only at Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, or County Offices, Athy Road, Carlow by contacting (059) 9129713 or emailing: for a period of 4 weeks commencing on 23rd February 2021. You can also purchase a copy of same at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy.

Make a submission

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 before 5.00pm on Friday, 9th April, 2021 in the following ways:

Online using the 'Make a Submission' link on this consultation. (Log in or register for an account here)


In writing, to the Local Authority: Planning Department, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow


By email: on

All submissions must be received before 5.00pm on Friday, 9th April, 2021.

NOTE: Please make your submission by one medium only (i.e. online, hard copy or by email).


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 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.


Pat Delaney, Director of Services, Head of Finance & ICT
Carlow County Council, February 23rd 2021