Part 8 Planning for The School House Community & Enterprise Centre, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

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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:               School House Community & Enterprise Centre (former Phoenix Centre), Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Proposal:  Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of Carlow County Council’s intention to develop the former Phoenix Centre, Rathvilly, County Carlow, into a Community & Enterprise Centre which will be known as the School House Community & Enterprise Centre.

Description of Development

The development will comprise of:

  • Renovation of the existing original structure
  • Demolishing of the newer add-on extensions
  • Creation of multiple office and community spaces as per drawings
  • and associated services including signage, landscaping, and boundary treatment
  • Paved forecourt area with designated set down for vehicles

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 28th February 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 ‘School House Community & Enterprise Centre, Rathvilly, 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 ‘School House Community & Enterprise Centre, Rathvilly, Part 8 Process’, before 5.00pm on  17th April 2023.

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.

Kieran Cullinane, Director of Services (Acting)

Carlow County Council                       28th February 2023


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