Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

opendate_range12 Jan, 2021, 9:00am - 23 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm

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The Draft Laois County development Plan 2021 - 2027 was adopted at a Special Council Meeting on the 16th December 2020

Notice of the Preparation of the Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027

In accordance with Section 12(1)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Laois County Council has prepared the Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 which will be on public display from 12th January 2021 to 23rd March 2021.

The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Report prepared in accordance with the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 and an Appropriate Assessment, pursuant to Article 6 (3) and Article 4 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. The Draft Plan also contains a settlement strategy which includes zoning maps for Portlaoise and Mountmellick also.

The Draft Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Report, the Appropriate Assessment Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, will be on public display and available for public inspection from 12th January 2021 to 23rd March 2021 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations:

  • https://consult.laois.ie
  • Planning Office, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co.Laois (by appointment only during normal opening hours as per Covid-19 Guidelines)
  • All branch Libraries in the County during normal opening hours and subject to Covid -19 restrictions in place at the time.

Have Your Say...

Observations or submissions regarding the Draft Plan and Environmental Reports are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are invited also to make submissions or observations. 

You can make an observation or submission via the following options only;

  • Online here by registering on https://consult.laois.ie/ where you can then make a submission on the draft chapters, appendix, environmental reports and maps.
  • Via email to cdp@laoiscoco.ie; or
  • In writing marked “Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 - 2027 “to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Observations or submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented.

Only written submissions or observations to the Draft Plan and accompanying documents made to the planning authority within the stated period will be taken into consideration. Please make your submission or observation by one medium only i.e. in hard copy or online.

All submissions and observations must be received before 5pm 23rd March 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council’s consultation website during the plan-making period. Laois County Council will treat all personal data you may give as confidential. Laois County Council will retain your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this County Development Plan and in accordance with the relevant Data Protection legislation.

Virtual Community Information Sessions

It is intended to hold a number of public webinars throughout the public consultation period due to the COVID-19 restrictions, full details of which will be posted here on the Council’s consultation portal and website respectively at https://consult.Loais.ie and www.laois.ie/planning and also in the local press in due course. Registration for these events will be required.

Contact Us

The Forward Planning Team continue to be available for phone queries in relation to the Draft Laois  County Development Plan 2021-2027, during normal opening hours, and are contactable on 057 8664122. Alternatively, general queries in relation to the Draft Plan can be emailed to cdp@laoiscoco.ie