Proposed Variation No. 1 of the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 13(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), that Louth County Council is proposing a variation of the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027.

The reasons for this proposed Variation are:

  1. To update the County Development Plan to take account of the methodology and housing projections as set out in the Section 28 Guidelines ‘Housing Supply Target Methodology for Development Planning’ and the ‘Projected Housing Demand by Local Authority Area 2020-2031 – ESRI NPF Scenario Housing Supply Target’ provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in December 2020. This will ensure that the housing provision in the Development Plan is consistent with, and aligned with, national and regional policy.
  2. To update the County Development Plan to ensure it is consistent with Part V of the Planning and Development Act as amended by the Affordable Housing Act 2021.

Proposed Variation No. 1 of the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 is accompanied a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report and associated SEA Screening Determination, prepared in accordance with the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended). Proposed Variation No. 1 is also accompanied by an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and associated AA Screening Determination prepared in accordance with Part XAB of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended).

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