Leitrim County Council is commencing the review of the existing Leitrim County Development Plan 2015-2021 and preparing the new Leitrim County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028. This webpage is designed to keep you informed with the process of the preparation of the Leitrim County Development Plan 2022-2028 through each stage until the completion of the Plan in two years' time.
Development Plan Preparation Process
The process of preparing a new County Development Plan preparation provides for public consultation at 3 separate stages, which will subsequently lead to and inform the preparation of the new County Development Plan as shown in the graphic below:
A more detailed Infographic prepared by the Office of the Planning Regulator which outlines the process is available at the following link: Development Plan Process Infographic.pdf (size 122 KB)
Stage 1: Pre-Draft
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) of the intention of Leitrim County Council to commence the review of the existing County Development Plan 2015-2021 and to prepare a new County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028. The preparation of the new 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 County.
Pursuant to the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 (as amended), the Planning Authority proposes to carry out an environmental assessment as part of the review of the existing Development Plan and the preparation of a new Development Plan, 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. Pursuant to the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), screening for Appropriate Assessment and, where relevant, an Appropriate Assessment of implementing the new plan will be undertaken.
The preparation of the new County Development Plan is now underway. We are beginning Stage 1 of the process with the commencement of an 8 week public consultation period that takes place from Wednesday 17th June until Wednesday 12th August 2020 (both days inclusive). You are hereby invited to make a submission to the Planning Authority in relation to the review of the Leitrim County Development Plan 2015-2021 and the preparation of the new Leitrim County Development Plan 2022-2028. All submissions received will be considered by the Planning Authority in the preparation of the draft County Development Plan.
Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper
To initiate Stage 1 of the County Development Plan making process, a Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper has been prepared which is intended to stimulate discussion and to encourage public involvement at this early stage in the process so as to help identify what broad planning and development matters should be considered in the new County Development Plan. The intention of the Strategic Issues Paper is to present background and some key questions to prompt debate on the issues facing our county. It does not purport to cover all the issues but simply present some keys topics.
View the Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper
The Strategic Issues Paper is also available to view at the Planning Department, Leitrim County Council, Áras an Chontae, St. George's Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Please note that because of the public health measures currently in place, attendance at the offices of the Planning Department is presently by appointment only.
The Strategic Issues Paper will also be available to view at all Leitrim County Branch Libraries when public health measures permit, and the branch libraries have re-opened.
A copy of the Strategic Issues Paper may also be requested to be e-mailed or posted by contacting the Planning Authority on (071) 9650450 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Consultation Events
As a result of the public health measures presently in place to manage the Covid 19 pandemic, it has not been possible to schedule public consultation events at this time. When the public health measures allow and during the statutory public consultation period, such public consultation meetings will be held and publicized in the local press, on the Leitrim County Council websites and other social media platforms used by Leitrim County Council.
Making a Submission
Submissions or observations regarding the review of the existing Leitrim County Development Plan 2015-2021 and the preparation of the new Leitrim County Development Plan 2022-2028 may be made in writing to the Planning Authority from 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday 17th June 2020 until 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 12th August 2020 (both dates inclusive). Late submissions will not be accepted.
Please note these submissions will be published along with your name in accordance with the Planning & Development (Amendment) Act 2018, but your contact details will not be published.
Children or Groups or Associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.
- Relate to the proper planning and sustainable development of County Leitrim, from broad policy issues to specific types of development in identified areas.
- Not include zoning proposals at this pre-draft consultation stage. Any submission requesting or proposing the zoning of any land for any particular use will not be considered at this stage.
- Include a map if you refer to specific locations or features.
- Be clear, concise, and to the point. If you need to make a lengthy submission, please attach an Executive Summary with your submission.
- Include your name and address on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Leitrim County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submission are legally required to be published on line.
- Be submitted in one medium only i.e. e-mail or hard copy. This will avoid the duplication of submission reference number and will streamline the process.
- Preferably be in typed format in the interests of legibility.
Submissions can be made via one of the following methods:
Hard Copy: Planning Department, Leitrim County Council, Áras an Chontae, St. Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim N41 PF67
Written submissions or observations received by the Planning Authority will be published on the website of the Planning Authority within 10 working days of its receipt in accordance with section 11(3A) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended).
View written submissions or observations.
Chief Executive Report on Pre Draft Consultation
The Chief Executive has prepared a report (7th October 2020) dealing with pre draft consultation phase of the preparation of the new draft County Development Plan and has submitted this report to the Elected Members for their consideration. View the Chief Executives Report Chief Executives Report on Pre Draft Consultation Phase of County Development Plan.pdf (size 3 MB)
While the zoning of land will not be considered at this stage, there will be further opportunities to make submissions which will relate to the zoning of land when the Draft County Development Plan is published next summer. This stage will be advertised in due course in the local newspaper (Leitrim Observer), on the Leitrim County Council website and through other Social Media platforms.