Part VIII Schemes


Where a project is being progressed by the Local Authority, planning permission is applied for under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2013.

This procedure requires that notice of the proposed development be given in the public press and that a site notice be erected.

If any submissions or observations are received, a report is presented to the members of the Council. This report contains a list of the objector’s names along with a summary of the points made by them and the Local Authority’s response.

Arising from consideration of the representations, the report sets out whether or not it is proposed to proceed as originally planned, or to proceed with a modified proposal.

Comments and observations on ‘Proposed Developments by a Local Authority’ can only be received in writing, and between certain dates. The public notices should be referred to in this regard to ascertain the final date of receipt for your observations.

The above is a summary of the Part 8 requirement for consultation. It is intended for guidance only. The Planning Acts set out the requirements in full.

LIVE PART VIII


LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)

and

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)

Notice of Proposed Development by Laois County Council

In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following development:

Location Nature of Development

Hepburn Court in the townland of Knockmay and the townland of Maryborough

 

 

The development will consist of the construction of a residential development of 54 houses on a site of 2.4 hectares at Hepburn Court, Portlaoise, Co Laois. The development will have vehicular access from the Ballyfin Road via Mountain view Square and through pedestrian access to Hillview Drive and Clonroosk View. The site is bounded to the north, east, south and west by residential properties and to the southwest by land zoned for future residential development.

Details of house types: TYPE A, 2 bed, bungalow semi-detached units, (8 no). TYPE B, 2 bed, two storey semi-detached/terraced units, (12 no).  TYPE C, 3 bed, two storey, semi-detached/terraced units, (34no). giving a total of 4,762 m2. The development also includes foul and surface water drainage works and surface water attenuation, footpaths and landscaped public open space with passive and active areas that includes a secure playground for young children. Associated siteworks that includes boundary treatments and a total of 111 no. carparking spaces are also proposed.

Laois County Council has prepared an EIA Screening Report in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). On the basis of this Screening Report, Laois County Council has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment (Article 120 of Planning and Development Regulations, amended 2018).  Accordingly, it has been determined that an EIA is not required in respect of this proposed development.

Any person may, from 20th April 2022 to 17th May 2022 inclusive, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Plans and particulars of the above proposed development are available for viewing on our online consultation portal at https://consult.laois.ie from 20th April 2022 to 17th May 2022 inclusive.  Plans and particulars are also available for inspection by appointment only at the offices of Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise from 20th April 2022 to 17th May 2022 inclusive.  Appointments must be arranged in advance by emailing housinglcc@laoiscoco.ie or by contacting 057 8664000.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made online at https://consult.laois.ie before 5.00 p.m. on 31st May , 2022. 

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and the sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may also be made in writing to: Angela McEvoy, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 31st May , 2022.  Submissions should be clearly marked: Hepburn Court, Portlaoise – 54 Unit Housing Development– Part VIII.

Note: Only submissions made in the above manner will be considered as valid submissions for the purposes of the Chief Executive’s Report that will be presented to Council.

The Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. 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.

ANGELA MCEVOY

DIRECTOR OF SERVICES