Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
Michael Quinn

Chapter 4: Enterprise and Employment

Mr Michael Quinn has instructed Turley Town Planning Consultants o make a submission in respect of the Draft Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028 in relation to lands at Dublin Road, Carlow.

The subject lands (approximately 4.5 hectare / 11 acres in size are strategically located close to key employment centres including MSD, approximately 4 kilometres from Carlow Town Centre and located on one of the main arterial routes of the Town – R448, Dublin Road providing rapid access to the Town and also the M9 via Junction 4.

Purpose of this Submission

The purpose of this submission is, namely, to seek the:

  1. Rezoning of the lands at Dublin Road from their existing ‘Community-Educational-Institutional’, to ‘Objective H - Enterprise and Employment’ Zoning; and

The subject lands present an opportunity to support the growth and expansion of existing and new employment generating uses on the Dublin Road. The Carlow County Development Plan (and associated further statutory plans) must ensure that sufficient lands are zoned to support economic development in Carlow Town and that zoned lands are located appropriately in order to complement and support existing enterprise and to allow employment generating hubs/clusters to be established.