Planning notice for Fitzmaurice Place and Fort Protector Enhancements

Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority. Planning and Development Act 2000 (As Amended) and Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (As Amended)

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:
Public realm enhancements at Fitzmaurice Place, Church Avenue, Church Street and Railway Street Portlaoise, to include landscaping, re-location of car parking, undergrounding of services, conservation and installation of public access to Fort Protector and all ancillary services.

There are a number of Protected Structures within the area where public realm works are to be implemented: RPS 468 Fort Protector, RPS 186a Old St Peter’s Church and RPS 186b Graveyard, Railway Street; RPS 951, 957 & 958 St Mary’s CBS School, Tower Hill; RPS 955 Former VEC, Tower Hill; RPS 959 Post box, Tower Hill; RPS No. 475 & 476: Former Presentation Convent & Tower, Church Avenue

Plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection during office hours from Tuesday 24th April 2018 to Thursday 7th June 2018 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise or online at Fort Protector & Fitzmaurice Place Project. Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made in writing to Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise to be received no later than 4.00pm on 21st June 2018.

Submissions should be clearly marked Fitzmaurice Place Public Realm Part VIII.
Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Roads, Planning, Economic Development & Emergency Services
Tel: 057 8664000,


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