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Review of Kildare County Development Plan 2011 - 2017

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED)

REVIEW OF THE KILDARE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2011-2017 AND PREPARATION OF A NEW COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017-2023

Notice is hereby givenin accordance with Section 11 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Kildare County Council intends to review the existing Kildare County Development Plan 2011–2017 and to prepare a new Kildare County Development Plan 2017–2023.

The Planning Authority will carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as part of the review process, and for this purpose, the Planning Authority will prepare an environmental report of the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the new plan, and the provisions of Articles 13C to 13J of the 2004 SEA Regulations shall apply.

An Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC will also be carried out.

Public Consultation

To inform the process, an issues paper has been prepared which gives a broad overview of some of the main development issues to be addressed in the new plan.

This issues paper is available to view or download by clicking here and copies are available to view at the Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Level 1, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below, the Athy Customers Services Unit, Rathstewart Road, Athy and in Kildare County Council libraries during normal opening hours (excluding Bank Holidays) from Thursday, 2 April 2015 to Friday, 29 May 2015 (inclusive).

A series of public information sessions are scheduled for the following dates and venues:

Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Naas - Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 7pm - 9pm

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth - Straffan Road - Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 7pm - 9pm

Aras Bhride, Kildare Town - Parish Centre - Monday, 11 May 2015 - 7pm - 9pm

Athy Heritage Centre - Emily Square, Athy - Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 7pm - 9pm

Newtown House, Leixlip - Captain’s Hill - Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 7pm - 9pm

Submissions/Observations

Kildare County Council hereby invites any interested parties to make submissions or observations with regard to the review of the existing Kildare County Development Plan 2011–2017 and the preparation of the new Kildare County Development Plan 2017–2023 including the SEA and AA processes.

In respect of making a submission or observation please note the following:-

• Submissions/observations regarding objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of county Kildare may be made in writing from Thursday, 2 April 2015 to 4pm on Friday, 29 May 2015. Submissions/observations at this stage of the overall plan-making process should be strategic in nature and focus on ‘big picture’ issues.

• Submissions/observations should include your name and address and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.

• Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are particularly encouraged to make submissions or observations regarding the foregoing.

• The Planning Authority intends to review the zoning of the area of the development plan for the purposes of developing objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the development plan and the core strategy.

Requests or proposals for the zoning of particular land for any purpose shall not be considered at this stage.

Submissions or observations to:

Online form at: www.kildarecountycouncil.ie/planning

By Post: Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. (Please mark envelope “County Development Plan Review).

• Kildare County Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts 1997 and 2014. If you consider that any information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to FOI requests, be examined in light of exemptions provided for in the FOI Act.

• Kildare County Council is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2013. In order to assist us with complying with the Data Protection Act please include your name and contact details on a separate sheet to the content of your submission/observation.

PLEASE NOTE:

Please make your submission by one medium only. As an online facility has been provided for your convenience, e-mail and faxed submissions will not be accepted.

The final date for receipt of submissions is 4p.m. on Friday, 29 May 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.

P Minnock

Director of Services

Planning, Community and Culture

2 April 2015

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