Public Display & How to Make a Submission

The Draft Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027, has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). You can review the Draft Plan 2021-2027 and associated documents and maps both here online or on display in a number of locations outlined below.

Have Your Say!

Making a Submission/Observation

Written submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Plan and/or the accompanying reports are invited from members of the public and other interest parties, including children or groups or associations representing the interests of children.

Submission or observations should be made by one medium only, to avoid the duplication of submission reference numbers and to streamline the process.

  1. Written observations or submissions should be marked ‘Draft Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027, and submitted to Forward Planning Unit, Development Plan Review, Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 W20C.
  2. Emailed submissions or observations should be marked ‘Draft Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 in the subject line of the email and emailed to 

Submissions or observations shall be made betweenWednesday 14th October, 2020 and Wednesday 23rd December, 2020 (both dates inclusive). Please note submissions will only be accepted up to 12pm (Noon) on Wednesday 23rd December, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All submissions or observations received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027. Include your name and address on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Louth County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submissions/observations are legally required to be published online.


A copy of the Draft Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 and all accompanying reports will be available for public inspection from Wednesday 14th October, 2020 to Wednesday 23rd December, 2020 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations, during normal opening hours and excluding public holidays:

  •  Louth County Council, County Hall, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 KFW6
  • Louth County Council Offices, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 W20C
  • Louth County Council Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth A92 P440
  • Louth County Council Offices, Fairgreen, Ardee, Co. Louth A92 RYT2

Visiting members of the public should be advised that the operation of Local Authority public counters and interaction with the public, in the context of ongoing COVID-19 public health requirements, is governed by Standard Operating Guidance (SOG) protocols applying in the local government sector. Please be advised that all visitors will be required to adhere to these protocols.

Copies of the Draft Plan will be available for purchase from the Forward Planning Section, Town Hall Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 W20C or contact the Forward Planning Team on 042 9392962.


€150 for Volume 1 - Written Statement

€150 for Volume 2 – Written Statement (Settlements)

€600 for full set of documents including maps (Volumes 1-5)

Louth County Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (as amended). If you consider that any of the 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.

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 Louth County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at