Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027

The Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 was adopted by the members of Louth County Council at a Special Council Meeting on the 30th September 2021. The Plan came into effect on the 11th November 2021.

This Plan provides a framework for the growth and development of the County during its lifetime with an underlying and cross cutting theme promoting the creation of sustainable, healthy communities where people can access jobs, housing, and services, and enjoy a high quality of life.

Included in this Plan are Zoning and Flood Maps and Composite Maps for all settlements in the County in addition to policy objectives and Development Management Guidelines applicable in the design and assessment of planning applications.

As a point of clarity the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 has superseded the following Development Plans/Local Area Plans:

  • Drogheda Borough Council Development Plan 2011-2017
  • Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015
  • Ardee Local Area Plan 2010-2016
  • North Drogheda and Environs Local Area Plan

Whilst the Dunleer Local Area Plan 2017-2023 remains in place any aspect of this Local Area Plan that is in conflict with the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 (such as the Zoning and Flood Map and Composite Map or any of the policy objectives or design standards/guidance) shall cease to have effect.

Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 (Volumes 1-5)

Plean Forbartha Chontae Lú 2021-2027

 Preparation of the Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027

 Dunleer Local Area Plan 2017-2023

Previous Development Plans - Drogheda

Louth - Local Area Plans