Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028

Dúnta21 Iúil, 2021, 9:00am - 1 D.F., 2021, 5:00pm

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We welcome your submissions

Carlow County Council, being the Planning Authority for County Carlow has pursuant to Section 12 (1)(b) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended), prepared a Draft County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028. 

The Draft Plan is accompanied by:

  • a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (S.I No. 436 of 2004) (as amended),
  • an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report pursuant to the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).
  • and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment pursuant to The Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines (2009).

Display of Draft Plan

The Draft Plan (Written Statement, including Appendices), SEA Environmental Report, AA Natura Impact Report, Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and Maps, is available for inspection on this online consultation portal from 21st July 2021 to 1st October 2021 inclusive at https://consult.carlow.ie/ 

The Draft Plan (Written Statement, including Appendices), SEA Environmental Report, AA Natura Impact Report and Maps will also be on display from 21st July 2021 to 1st October 2021 and available to view by appointment only during opening hours (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) at the following locations:

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Contact for appointment

Carlow County Council Planning Department

Athy Road, Carlow

059 9170310 or by emailing carlowcdp@carlowcoco.ie

Carlow Library

Tullow Street, Carlow

059 9129705 or by emailing library@carlowcoco.ie

Tullow Library

Inner Relief Road, Tullow

059 9136299 or by emailing library@carlowcoco.ie

Muinebheag Library

Main Street, Bagenalstown

059 9129703 or by emailing library@carlowcoco.ie

Borris Library

Lower Main Street, Borris

059 9170350 or by emailing library@carlowcoco.ie

Please note that the above offices / libraries and opening hours are subject to change in accordance with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Copies of the Draft Plan are available for purchase from the Planning Department Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow (Tel: 059 9170310 or by emailing carlowcdp@carlowcoco.ie)

forumHave your say

Submissions or observations regarding the Draft Plan and the associated environmental reports are hereby invited from the public and interested bodies between 21st July 2021 to 1st October 2021 inclusive. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.  All written submissions or observations will be duly considered by the Planning Authority and taken into consideration before the making of the Plan.

Submissions may be made in one of the following ways:

  1. Online Submission: Via this online consultation portal at https://consult.carlow.ie/  To make an online submission, register for an account today.  This is a one-time process for all Carlow County Council public consultations. You will receive an email with a link to activate your registration. Click on the link to log in and make a submission.


  1. Postal Submission: Write to - Senior Executive Officer, Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028, Planning Department, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.

Please note that submissions or observations that are emailed cannot be accepted and will be returned.

Closing date for submissions: 5.00pm 1st October 2021

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  • All submissions are to be clearly marked with ‘Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028'.
  • Be in one medium only i.e. hard copy or online. This will avoid the duplication of submission reference number and will streamline the process.
  • Include your name and address and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company you represent on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Carlow County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submission are legally required to be published on line.
  • Include a map if you refer to particular location or features.
  • Be clear, concise, and to the point. If you need to make a lengthy submission, please attach an executive summary to it.
  • Preferably be in typed format in the interests of legibility.
  • All submissions will form a part of the statutory Chief Executive’s report to be presented to the elected members of Carlow County Council.
  • Please be advised that all submissions received will be published online in accordance with the requirements of Section 12(8A) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). You should ensure that 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. Please be advised that the name of the person(s)/group(s) who made the submission will be published, but personal data will be redacted. This processing of your personal data I lawful under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulations. The Council’s Data Protection Policy, is available at http://www.carlow.ie/wp-content/documents/uploads/Data%20Protection%20Policy%20GDPR%20Carlow%20Co%20Co%2013th%20June%202018.pdf



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