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Notice of Proposed Variation of Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017

Notice of Proposed Variation of Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017 (Variation No. 1) to incorporate the following Small Town Plans:

Kill, Prosperous, Rathangan, Athgarvan, Derrinturn, Castledermot into the County Development Plan 2011-2017.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2011 that, at its meeting on 30 January 2012, Kildare County Council agreed to initiate a Variation of the Kildare County Development Plan 2011-2017 to incorporate the following Small Town Plans: Kill, Prosperous, Rathangan, Athgarvan, Derrinturn and Castledermot.

The Variation has been prepared to ensure that the objectives of the Six Small Town Plans are consistent with the Core Strategy of the County Development Plan 2011-2017.

Kildare County Council has concluded, following screening for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in accordance with Article 13K of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 - 2011 and Appropriate Assessment (AA) screening under Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive, that further SEA and AA of the proposed Variation is not necessary. A copy of the decisions from the screenings for SEA and AA are available for inspection with the proposed Variation.

A Draft Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) for each of the small towns has also been prepared and is available for inspection with the proposed Variation.

Details of the proposed variation, the SEA Screening Decision, the AA Screening Statement and SFRA may be inspected for a period of 4 weeks from Thursday 9 February 2012 to Friday 9 March 2012 at the following locations:

• Kildare County Council offices from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

- Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare from 9am to 4pm

- Northern Area Office, Leinster Sreet, Maynooth from 9am -1pm and 2pm - 5pm

- Southern Area Office, Rathstewart, Athy from 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

- Clane Area Office, The Woods, Clane from 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

• The following public libraries during their usual opening hours: Athy, Ballitore, Castledermot, Celbridge, Clane, Clocha Rince, Kilcock, Kilcullen, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Monasterevin, Naas, Newbridge & Rathangan

• The website: www.kildarecountycouncil.ie

Written submissions in relation to the proposed Variation may be made in one of the following ways:

• Write to: Mary Foley, Administrative Officer, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, at the address below

• Email to: cdpsubmissions@kildarecoco.ie

All submissions should include your name and a contact address, a map (where appropriate) and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.

Please make your submission by one medium only, i.e. hard copy or e-mail

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5pm FRIDAY 9 MARCH 2012. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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