The Volunteer Hub, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow

Closed14 Nov, 2023, 9:00am - 9 Jan, 2024, 5:00pm

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Notice of Proposed Part VIII Development 

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) Part XI 

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

Applicant: Carlow County Council  

Location: The Volunteer Hub formerly known as St Enda’s, Sleaty Street, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow R93 NH96 

Proposal:  Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of Carlow County Council’s intention to develop the property formerly known as St Enda’s, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow into a Volunteer Hub which will be known as The Volunteer Hub, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow. 

Description of Development 

The development will comprise of: 

  • Retaining as much of the existing building fabric and building interior layout as possible 

  • Minimal work to the building exterior 

  • Change of use from a 5 bedroom, 1 bathroom 132.58m2 residential bungalow to an office/voluntary hub with 4 office spaces, 1 bathroom. 

  • Existing exterior finishes to be retained; however, the windows and doors will be replaced for improved energy performance.  

  • The interior spaces are also to be maintained with minimal intervention except where the new functions require alterations. 

  • We are proposing new raised letter signage to identify the main entrance. 

  • and associated services including landscaping and boundary treatment. 

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

Plans and particulars for the proposed development including all reports are available for inspection online at or during office hours by appointment only at the Planning Department, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow by contacting (059) 9170 346 or emailing: for a period of 4 weeks commencing on 14th November, 2023. 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 ‘The Volunteer Centre, Graiguecullen, 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 ‘The Volunteer Centre, Graiguecullen, Part 8 Process’, before 5.00pm on  9th January, 2024.  

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

14th November, 2023