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Notice of Amalgamation (Planning) of Kildare County Council, Naas Town Council and Athy Town Council

NOTICE

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

AMALGAMATION OF KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL, NAAS TOWN COUNCIL AND ATHY TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING SERVICES

In accordance with the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the functional areas of Kildare County Council, Naas Town Council and Athy Town Council will be amalgamated with effect from 1 June 2014, and thereafter Kildare County Council will be responsible for the planning function of the entire administrative area of County Kildare.

In relation to the amalgamation of the planning function you are advised as follows:

In order to facilitate the merger of the planning systems a limited planning enquiry service can only be provided by the Planning Department during the period 26 May 2014 to 3 June 2014.

On or after 1 June 2014 the Planning Authority for the County of Kildare including the 5 newly established Municipal Districts will be Kildare County Council and all planning applications from that date should be made to Kildare County Council.

On or after 1 June 2014 all newspaper notices, site notices and application forms must be addressed to and state Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare as the planning authority in all required public notices/site notices and other documentation where the name and address of the planning authority is required. Applicants/agents who are of the view that the application will be lodged post 1 June 2014 should consider arranging for the relevant public notices and site notices to reflect the fact that the application will be made to Kildare County Council.

On or after the 1 June 2014 all submissions in respect of planning applications must be sent to Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

We regret any inconvenience caused and if you have any queries please contact the Planning Department for assistance.

A Rowan 22 May 2014

Senior Executive Officer

Planning Department

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