Notice of Intention to Review the LCDP 2015-2021 & preparation of new LCDP 2021-2027

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) of the intention of Louth County Council to commence its review of the existing Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021 and to prepare a new Louth County Development Plan for the period 2021-2027.

The preparation of the new County Development Plan shall be strategic in nature 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.

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Public Consultation & Strategic Issues Paper

Members of the public are invited to make submissions/observations during the public consultation period forthe review of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021 and the preparation of the new Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 from Friday 27th September to 4.30pm on Tuesday 26th November, 2019(both days inclusive).

In order to stimulate debate and encourage participation in this process, a Strategic Issues Paper will be available for inspection to view or download during normal opening hours from Friday 11th October to 4.30pm Tuesday 26th November, 2019 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations:

  • Louth County Council, County Hall, Millennium Centre, Dundalk
  • Louth County Council Offices, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk
  • Louth County Council Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda
  • Louth County Council Offices, Fairgreen, Ardee
  • All libraries in County Louth (Dundalk, Drogheda, Ardee, Dunleer and Carlingford) and also on our website at www.louthcoco.ie  (please check your local library for opening times)

A series of public consultation meetings shall be held across the County. Here the public will have the opportunity to discuss, with Planning Officers, relevant issues relating to the Development Plan Review.Venues, Dates & Times of Public Consultations are as follows:

VenueDateTime
Dundalk Library, Roden Place, DundalkThursday 17th October, 20196pm - 8pm
Ardee Library, Market Square, ArdeeTuesday 22nd October, 20196pm - 8pm
Drogheda Library, Stockwell  Lane, DroghedaThursday 24th October, 20196pm - 8pm
Carlingford Library, Newry Street, CarlingfordTuesday 29th October, 20196pm - 8pm
Dunleer Library, Station Road, DunleerTuesday 5th November, 20196pm - 8pm

Making a Submission

Submissions and observations in relation to the review of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021 and the preparation of the new Louth County Development Plan 2021-2027 are invited during the initial public consultation period, from Friday 27th September to 4.30pm on Tuesday 26th November, 2019 (both dates inclusive). Submissions/Observations must include the name and address of the person/organisation making the submission/observation and may be made in the following ways:

• In writing to Frank Pentony, Development Plan Review, Forward Planning Unit, Town Hall, Crowe Street,
Dundalk, Co Louth or
• By E-mail to the designated e-mail address: louthcdp@louthcoco.ie 

Submissions should be clearly marked “Development Plan Review”. Please note that late submissions cannot be accepted. All such submissions lodged within the above period will be taken into consideration prior to the preparation of the Draft County Development Plan.

In respect of making a submission please note the following:

• Submissions/observations may be made regarding objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the Development Plan.
• Submissions should be made in one format only i.e. letter or e-mail.
• Children or groups or associations representing the interests of children are entitled to make submissions/observations regarding the objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area of the Development Plan.
• 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 (any such submissions
shall be returned).
• Submissions/Observations may be made available to the public.
• 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.
• Louth County Council is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act (as amended) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In order to assist us in complying with Data Protection and GDPR please include your name and contact details on a separate sheet to the content of your submission/
observation.

Frank Pentony, Director of Services, Louth County Council
Dated: 27th September 2019