Part VIII Schemes

Where a project is being progressed by the Local Authority, planning permission is applied for under Part VIII 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.






Notice of Proposed Development by Laois County Council

In accordance with Part XI, Section 179A 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
Townland of Durrow Details of development:

The development will consist of the construction of a residential development of a total of 24 dwelling units and serviced sites, consisting of 20 houses, 4 duplex apartments and 4 serviced sites all at a site of 1.2 hectares, at the junction of Carrigan Street (N77) and Derry Road, Durrow, Co Laois, accessed from the Derry Road.  The site is bounded to the north by the N77 national secondary road, to the east and south by residential land and to the west by the Derry Road and residential land.  Details of house types: (3 no.) TYPE A, 3 bed, 2 storey, (7 no) TYPE B, 2 bed, 2 storey, (9no) TYPE C, 1 bed, 1 storey, (1no) TYPE D, 2 bed, 1 storey and (4 no) duplex apartments, giving a total of  1,660 sqm. The development also includes foul and surface water drainage works, surface water attenuation tank, footpaths, landscaped open space including passive and active areas including play area, Total of 42 no. carparking spaces provided, (includes 4 accessible parking spaces and 2 EV charging spaces), and all associated site works and boundary treatments.

Laois County Council has prepared an EIA Screening Report in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).  The Planning Authority of Laois County Council as competent authority, has based on the information submitted, determined that a Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment of the development site is not required, on the basis of objective scientific information following screening under this Regulation 42 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, as amended, that the development site, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, will not have a significant effect on any European site.

It can be objectively concluded that no significant effects arising from the development site are likely to occur in relation to the River Barrow and River Nore SAC, River Nore SPA or indeed any other Natura 2000 site in the wider hinterland.

Plans and particulars of the above proposed development are available for viewing below from 24th October, 2023 to 21ST November, 2023 inclusive.  Plans and particulars are also available for inspection at the offices of Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise from 24th October, 2023 to 21ST November, 2023  inclusive.

A person may question the validity of any decision of the planning authority by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts ( S.I. No. 15 of 1986 ), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Act.


Angela McEvoy


Photos of site notices

CDS21007900_Bespoke Confirmation of Feasibility (COF) – PCE rev2 (003)

Architectural Drawings – Housing Agency

Arch report V2


23166 Barnhillwood Durrow FINAL CHA

23071-01-005_Design Report2

23071-01_Stage 2 Design Drawings2

4005-HA-ZZZ-XX-SY-AA-00 Existing house survey

4005-HA-ZZZ-XX-RP-AA-00-Architectural heritage Impact Review.


XX-RP-CS-002 Rev 01

40-05-HA-EXT-Z0-DR-CS-018 PL02

40-05-HA-EXT-Z0-DR-CS-003 Rev 04

40-05-HA-EXT-Z0-DR-CS-002 Rev 06




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