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Longford County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

The County Development Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).  This webpage is designed to keep you up-to-date with the process of the preparation of the Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027 through each stage until the completion of the Plan. 

The County Development Plan preparation process is shown below:

DP Stages

Current Stage: Stage 3 Draft Plan Public Consultation

The Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027 and all accompanying reports are available for public display from Tuesday 27th October 2020 until 4pm on Monday 18th January 2021 (inclusive). The documents are available to view via the following links:

Volume 1: Written Statement
Volume 2: Appendices – mapping and land zoning settlement plans
Volume 3: Annexes – support documents i.e. Housing and Retail Strategies, Shopfront Design Guidelines etc
Volume 4: Environmental and Flood Risk Reports

The Plan and all associated documents will also be available for public inspection in hard copy format during normal opening hours (subject to Covid-19 restrictions and excluding public holidays) at the following locations: 

  • Planning Department, Longford County Council Offices, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56 (by appointment by emailing planning@longfordcoco.ie or tel. 043 33 43323).
  • All County Longford Branch Libraries – Longford, Ballymahon, Drumlish, Edgeworthstown, Granard and Lanesborough Libraries (please check locally for opening hours).  

These physical display locations are subject to Covid-19 pandemic restriction requirements.  This website will be kept updated of any changes. 

Copies of the Draft Plan are available for purchase from the Planning Department, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56.


Submissions or observations regarding the Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027 may be made from Tuesday 27th October 2020 until 4.00pm on Monday 18th January 2021 (both dates inclusive).  All observations or submissions received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027. 

Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented.  This should be on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Longford County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submissions are legally required to be published online.

Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations. 

Submissions/observations should be in ONE medium only via the following methods:

Hard Copy:

Administrative Officer,

Review of County Development Plan,

Forward Planning Department,

Áras An Chontae,

Great Water Street.


N39 NH56

Submissions Received

Written submissions or observations received by the planning authority are available HERE

Privacy Statement

Please click HERE to see the Privacy Statement for the County Development Plan Process

Stage1: Pre-Draft Development Plan Preparation

Stage2: Draft Plan Preparation