Draft Laois Climate Action Plan 2024 – 2029

Draft Laois Climate Action Plan 2024 – 2029

Laois County Council has made a Draft Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP) for the period 2024 – 2029. The Draft LACAP sets out how the local authority can promote a range of mitigation, adaptation and other climate action measures, to help deliver the Government’s National Climate Objective to achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, a transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy.

The Draft LACAP is accompanied by an Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 435 of 2004 as amended by S.I. 200 of 2011) for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.

A copy of the Draft LACAP and associated documents is available to view here and online at https://consult.laois.ie/

The Draft LACAP may be inspected during public opening hours until Thursday 14th December, at the following locations: 

Áras an Chontae,  JFL Avenue, Portlaoise  R32 EHP9

Portlaoise library 

Mountmellick library

Portarlington library 

Abbeyleix library


Making a Submission or Observation

Written submissions or observations regarding the Draft LACAP, SEA Environmental Report and AA Natura Impact Report, are invited from members of the public and other interested parties.

Submissions or observations may be made in one of three ways:


  1. Online via the Councils Public Consultation Portal at https://consultlaois.ie/en/browse
  2. Via Email with “Draft Local Authority Climate Action Plan” in the subject line to climateaction@laoiscoco.ie
  3. In writing (marked “Draft Local Authority Climate Action Plan”) to: Climate Action Co-ordinator, Áras an Chontae,  JFL Avenue, Portlaoise  R32 EHP9


Submissions or observations must be made in writing no later than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 14th December 2023Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please consider the following in making your submission:

  1. Submissions should be made using ONE method only i.e. online or in hard copy. 
  2. Submissions or observations should include your name and address and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc. you represent.
  3. Written submissions or observations with respect to the Draft LACAP, made within the period stated, will be taken into consideration before the making of the LACAP.
  4. Please ensure that no vexatious, libelous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included.
  5. All submissions/observations will be subject to the Data Protection Act 1988-2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

If you require more details, please contact the Climate Action Section at 057 8664265

or email climateaction@laoiscoco.ie

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