NOTICE OF DRAFT MINISTERIAL DIRECTION IN THE MATTER OF SECTION 31 OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED) LAOIS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2021-2027

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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 2001 (as amended)

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 31 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), that on 7th March 2022, the Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, consequent to a recommendation made to him by the Office of the Planning Regulator under Section 31AM(8) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), has delivered notice of the Minister’s intent to issue a Direction to Laois County Council (being the Planning Authority for County Laois).

Draft Direction

You can review the Draft Direction together with the Laois County Development Plan 2021-2027 and associated documents and maps as outlined below. 

A copy of the Draft Ministerial Direction is available to view here.

Please click here to view the adopted Laois County Development Plan 2021-2027.

Have your say

You can make online or postal submissions to the Draft Direction. Submissions must be made in writing no later than 5.00pm 3rd April 2022.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to make a submission

Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Submissions should be in ONE medium only i.e. online or hard copy.

Submissions/Observations may be made directly here using this website, email or by post. Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the website and at the offices of the Planning Department.

Online submission

To make an online submission, register for an account today via the Council’s Public Consultation Portal "https://Consult.Laois.ie/".  This is a one-time process for all Laois County Council public consultations. You will receive an email with a link to activated your registration. Click on the link to log in and make a submission.

Or

Email submission

Email to: cdp@laoiscoco.ie

Email observations or submissions should be marked in the subject line "Draft Direction to the Laois County Development Plan 2021 - 2027". 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. 

Or

Make a postal submission

By post to: A/Senior Planner, Planning Department, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Written observations or submissions should be marked "Draft Direction to the Laois County Development Plan 2021 - 2027". 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. 

All submissions or observations made in respect of the Draft Direction, during this period, shall be taken into consideration by the Office of the Planning Regulator before it makes a recommendation to the Minister on the matter. 

Note: Requirement for names and addresses

Please be aware that this will include the names and addresses of those making the submissions.

Accordingly, the report and its contents will be included in the minutes of that meeting and consequently will be published on our website and may be shared with relevant Council and Government Departments or their agents involved in the process and may form part of reports linked to the making of any Direction.

All submissions or observations made in respect of the Draft Direction, during this period, shall be taken into consideration by the Office of the Planning Regulator before it makes a  recommendation to the Minister on the matter.

Please note that observations or submissions will be made public on the Council’s website and at the offices of Laois County Council and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s  Report subsequently published on Laois County Council’s website. The details including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council and Government Departments or their agents involved in the process and may form part of reports linked to the  making of any Direction.

The personal information (data) collected during the consultation process (which may include the collection of sensitive personal data) is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected is subject to Laois County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at https://laois.ie/privacy-statement/.

Angela McEvoy,

A/Director of Services,

Housing, Regeneration and Planning Department,

Laois County Council.