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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:

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Current Stage: Stage 4: Material Alterations to Draft Plan - Public Consultation

The Elected Council Members, having considered the Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021‐2027 and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, resolved, following Council meetings dated 14th April, 12th May, 9th June and 21st June 2021, to amend the Draft Plan. These amendments constitute a material alteration to the Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027. Longford County Council has screened the Proposed Material Alterations and has determined that Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) are required with respect to certain Proposed Material Alterations.

The proposed Material Alterations, the associated SEA Screening Determination and SEA Environmental Report, AA Screening Determination and AA Natura Impact Report are available for public display from Monday 12th July 2021 until 4.00pm on Tuesday 10th August 2021 (both dates inclusive). 

The documents are available to view via the following links:

Proposed Material Alterations to Draft Plan:

Errata in Proposed Material Alterations to Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021 - 2027: Volume 2: Appendices

20th July 2021

Please note:

The following Clerical Errors have been identified in the Proposed Material Alterations to the Draft Longford County Development Plan 2021-2027: Volume 2 Appendices (printed and online versions published on the 12th July 2021) –

Drumlish Zoning Area A Map and assiciated Proposed Amendment no. AP.1D.11.

In respect of the Drumlish Area A Zoning Map, the previous map incorrectly attributed a ‘Town Core’ zoning objective to undeveloped lands which are also located within an ‘Area of Constrained Land Use’.   However this was a mapping error and these lands should have been unzoned.  The map and associated text of Proposed Amendment no. AP.1D.11 has been amended online on our website and hard copy at the stated display locations to now include the correct map and associated text.

Errata Cover Note - Material Alterations: Volume 2 Appendices

SEA, AA of relevant Proposed Material Alterations:

The above 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.
  • All County Longford Branch Libraries – Longford, Ballymahon, Drumlish, Edgeworthstown, Granard and Lanesborough Libraries.

 

Submissions/Observations

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Material Alterations, the associated SEA Screening Determination and SEA Environmental Report (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed amendment) and the associated AA Screening Determination and AA Natura Impact Report may be made from Monday 12th July 2021 until 4.00pm on Tuesday 10th August 2021 (both dates inclusive). 

All observations or submissions received in relation to the proposed Material Alterations and associated documents 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 should quote the relevant material alteration reference number(s).  

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

Online:  www.longfordcoco.ie/cdp  

Email:  cdp@longfordcoco.ie

Hard copy:  Administrative Officer, Draft County Development Plan, Forward Planning Unit, Longford County Council, Áras An Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56. 

Submissions Received

Written submissions or observations received by the planning authority are available for viewing by clicking here

Privacy Statement

Observations or submissions will be made public on the Council’s website and at the offices of Longford County Council and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council.   For further information click HERE to see the Privacy Statement for the County Development Plan Process.

Previous Stages

Stage1: Pre-Draft Development Plan Preparation

Stage2: Draft Plan Preparation

Stage3: Draft Plan Public Consultation