Laois County Development Plan 2021-2027 Material Alterations

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NOTICE OF MATERIAL ALTERATIONS TO THE DRAFT

LAOIS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2021-2027

SECTION 12 - PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (AS AMENDED)

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (AS AMENDED)

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT)

REGULATIONS 2004-2011

 

Notice is hereby given that the Members of Laois County Council following a Special Council

meeting on the 1st September 2021, having considered the Draft Laois County Development Plan

2021-2027 and the Chief Executive’s Report in respect of the submissions received, have resolved in

accordance with Section 12(6) and (7) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2020, that the

Draft Plan be amended.

 

The proposed amendments constitute Material Alterations to the Draft Laois County Development

Plan 2021-2027.

 

Laois County Council has screened the Proposed Material Alterations and determined that certain

alterations require full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and certain Material Alterations

require stage 2 Appropriate Assessment (AA). In accordance with Section 12(7)(aa) of the Planning

and Development Acts 2000 (as amended), the Screening for SEA and AA Determinations, a copy

of the proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Plan, the SEA Environmental Report (which

includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing relevant

alterations and has been informed by Strategic Flood Risk Assessment) and the AA Natura Impact

Report will be available for public inspection from 23rd September 2021 to 21st October 2021,

inclusive, at the following locations;

 

  • https://consult.laois.ie
  • The Planning Office, Laois County Council, Áras 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.

 

Observations or submissions regarding the Material Alterations to the Draft Development Plan

and/or SEA Environmental Report and/or AA Natura Impact Report are invited from members of

the public and other interested parties.

 

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

 

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

 

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Material Alterations, the associated

the Screening for SEA and AA Determinations, SEA Environmental Report and the AA Natura

Impact Report may be made no later than 5.00pm on 21st October 2021 and will be taken

into consideration before the making of the Laois County Development Plan 2021-2027.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

 

To assist the public in engaging in the process the plan making team will be available for a

telephone consultation by appointment (phone 057 866 4065 and quote Material Alterations)

between the hours of 9.30 and 13.00 on the 4th and 6th October 2021.

 

Laois County Council will treat all personal data you may give as confidential. We will retain

your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this County Development Plan

and in accordance with Laois County Council’s Retention Policy and the relevant Data

Protection legislation.

 

Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council’s

consultation website during the plan-making period and will also form part of the statutory

Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council.

 

For any queries please email cdp@laoiscoco.ie or phone 057 866 4065.

 

Angela McEvoy,

A/Director of Services,

Housing, Regeneration and Planning Department,

Laois County Council.

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