REVIEW OF THE LAOIS COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2021 – 2027


Public Consultation for Stage 2 has now closed. The Planning Department has 12 weeks from the close of public consultation to prepare the Chief Executive’s Report on the submissions received. Submissions have been uploaded to our consultation portal and can be viewed here

Stage 1 Pre Draft has been completed. Click here to view details 

Stage 2 Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027

Public Consultation has now closed. Submissions have been uploaded to our consultation portal and can be viewed here. The Planning Department has 12 weeks from the close of public consultation on 23rd March 2021 to prepare the Chief Executive’s Report on the submissions received.

Public Consultation

In accordance with Section 12(1)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Laois County Council has prepared the Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 which was be on public display from 12th January 2021 to 23rd March 2021, at the following locations:

  • Consult Laois online consultation portal
  • Planning Office, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co.Laois (by appointment only during normal opening hours as per Covid-19 Guidelines)
  • All branch Libraries in the County during normal opening hours and subject to Covid -19 restrictions in place at the time.

The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Report prepared in accordance with the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 and an Appropriate Assessment, pursuant to Article 6 (3) and Article 4 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. The Draft Plan contains a settlement strategy which includes zoning maps for Portlaoise and Mountmellick also.

 

What is in the Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027?

Watch the short video below to find out what is in the Draft Plan

Have Your Say…

Observations or submissions regarding the Draft Plan and Environmental Reports were invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are invited also to make submissions or observations.

An observation or submission could be made via the following options only;

  • Online here by registering on https://consult.laois.ie/where you can then make a submission on the draft chapters, appendix, environmental reports and maps.
  • Via email to cdp@laoiscoco.ie; or
  • In writing marked “Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 “to the Senior Planner, Planning Department, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Please note that all submissions are made available for public viewing on Laois Consult during the plan-making period. Laois County Council will treat all personal data you may give as confidential. Laois County Council will retain your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this County Development Plan and in accordance with the relevant Data Protection legislation.

Public Consultation Webinars

The Planning Department held a series of public webinars throughout the public consultation period in lieu of community meetings due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Each webinar focused on a different topic related to the Draft Plan as detailed below. Click on the links below to view the presentations for each webinar.

Population and Where We Live

Job Creation in the County – The Economic Priorities

Enabling and Servicing Development

Cultural, Built and Natural Heritage in County Laois

Contact Us

The Forward Planning Team continue to be available for phone queries in relation to the Draft Laois  County Development Plan 2021-2027, during normal opening hours, and are contactable on 057 8664122. Alternatively, general queries in relation to the Draft Plan can be emailed to cdp@laoiscoco.ie