Volume 1 Part 1: Purpose of this Document and the Relevant Legislative Requirements
The Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028 was placed on display for a period of over 10 weeks commencing on the 21st July to 1st October 2021. At the end of the display period a total of 130 no. submissions had been received in response to that public consultation process. The Chief Executive’s Report on the submissions received issued to the Elected Members on the 24th November 2021. This report summarises the submissions and observations received during the consultation period, which are set out alongside the Chief Executive’s opinion and recommendations for the issued raised in same.
(The report can be accessed here https://consult.carlow.ie/en/node/376/outcomes).
In accordance with section 12(6) of the Planning and Development Act (as amended) this document sets out the proposed amendments made by the Elected Members of Carlow County Council following consideration of the Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028 and the Chief Executive’s Report. Having considered the Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028 and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received the Elected Members resolved at a Special Council Meeting on the 3rd February 2022 to amend the Draft Development Plan. A number of these amendments constitute Material Alterations to the Draft Development Plan and accordingly, the proposed amendments are required to be placed on public display for a period of not less than 4 weeks in accordance with Section 12(7)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
1.2 Purpose of this Document
The purpose of this report is to help inform and assist the public and other interested parties in consideration of the proposed amendments to the Draft County Development Plan. The proposed amendments constitute Material Alterations to the Carlow Draft County Development Plan 2022-2028. Carlow County Council has screened the Proposed Material Alterations and determined that certain alterations require full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and certain Material Alterations require stage 2 Appropriate Assessment (AA).
In accordance with Section 12(7) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amended), the SEA and AA Determinations, the SEA Environmental Report (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing relevant alterations) and the AA Natura Impact Report, with a copy of the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan, will be available for public inspection from Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 to Wednesday, 23rd March inclusive. Written submissions or observations on the above must be received between Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 to Wednesday, 23rd March inclusive .The Chief Executive will then prepare a further report on all submissions or observations received during the above time period and subsequently submit this report to the Members for their consideration. Having considered the amendments to the Draft Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, Members will make the new Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028. The new Plan will come into effect 6 weeks after the making of same.
1.3 Vol 1 and Vol 2 - How the Documents are Organised
The adopted amendments to the Draft Plan are set out in Part 2 of this report. They include changes to the text of the Draft Carlow County Development Plan Written Statement. Volume 2 contains amendments to appendices together with the SEA Screening Determination and amended SEA Environmental Report (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing relevant alterations), amended SEA Non-Technical Summary, AA Screening Determination and amended AA Natura Impact Report.
For the purposes of reading this report please note the following:
redis proposed for deletion
- Proposed new text is identified in green
- Text in black is from the Draft Plan as is.
Please note: A number of proposed amendments may contain a mix of deleted text and new text which would contain both
red strikethrough and green text.
This document is accompanied by a number of mapping additions / changes as appropriate including sites subject to rezoning (Chapter 15).
1.5 How to Make a Submission
Written submissions or observations regarding the proposed amendments only must be received between 23rd February 2022 and 23rd March 2022, either:
- Online: Via the online consultation portal at https://consult.carlow.ie/
- Via email to email@example.com: or
- In writing to: Senior Executive Officer, Material Alterations - Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028, Planning Department, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.
Submissions / observations should be made by one medium only and should include:
- Proposed Amendment(s) Reference Number(s) as shown in the document.
- Full Name of the person making a submission / observation with address on a separate page.
- Details of organisation/community group/ company which you represent where relevant.
Submissions or observations will be made public on the website and at the offices of Carlow County Council and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council. You are responsible for ensuring no vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. The Planning Authority reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement.
The processing of personal data for the purposes of receiving and dealing with submissions is lawful under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulations and is subject to the Council’s Data Protection Policy, which is available to view at http://www.carlow.ie/wp-content/documents/uploads/Data%20Protection%20Policy%20GDPR%20Carlow%20Co%20Co%2013th%20June%202018.pdf