Dear PPN Members

Please note that the Draft Kilkenny City and County Development Plan 2021-2027 and the associated Environmental Reports will be published for public consultation on and copies made available at all Kilkenny Libraries from the 22nd of December 2020 until the 12th of March 2021 (subject to Covid-19 protocols and restrictions in place at the time).

Submissions can be made both online or in writing until 5pm on the 12th of March 2021 as detailed below.

Kilkenny PPN will be hosting online workshops to gather your views, concerns and/or suggestions which will be formally submitted to the Local Authority. Date and time of this workshop will be advertised on our website, on social media and will be sent by email to members.


You can find a link to the plan below on the Consult.Kilkenny consultation website which is now live:


Below please find the Statutory Notice of the draft plan. Please note that public information events are planned during the consultation period. Invitations to these events will be published on several platforms, including in January 2021. All consultation will be subject to Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event.





Kilkenny County Council


Draft Kilkenny City and County Development Plan


Section 12 Planning & Development Acts 2000 – 2020


Notice of the Preparation of the Draft Development Plan for

Kilkenny City and County 2021 – 2027


Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 12 (1) (b) of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2020 that Kilkenny County Council has prepared a Draft City and County Development Plan which will be on public display from 22 December 2020 to 12 March 2021 inclusive.

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 City and County Development Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Report, the Appropriate Assessment Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, will be on PUBLIC DISPLAY and available for public inspection from 22 December 2020 to 12 March 2021 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations:

  • Planning Office, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny (by appointment only during normal opening hours as per Covid-19 Guidelines)
  • by appointment at the City Library, Johns Quay, Kilkenny and all the branch Libraries in the County during their normal opening hours and subject to Covid -19 restrictions in place at the time.

Observations or submissions regarding the Draft Development Plan and/or Environmental Report and/or Appropriate Assessment are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. You can make an observation or submission via the following options only;

Only written submissions or observations with respect to the draft made to the planning authority within the stated period will be taken into consideration before the making of the plan. Submissions or observations in respect of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report, Appropriate Assessment (AA) report and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) may also be made to the Planning Authority within the period specified and will be taken into consideration.  All submissions and observations must be received before 5pm on 12 March 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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

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

Public Consultation Events:

While Kilkenny County Council wishes to ensure that the draft development plan will be informed by public engagement, as a result of Covid 19, new ways of communicating fully with the public and interested parties will be required at this draft plan stage. To this end it is intended to hold a number of FREE public webinars throughout the public consultation period, full details of which will be posted on the Council’s consultation portal and in the local press early in January 2021. Registration for these events will be required. Individuals, groups, organisations or representatives will be invited to discuss any element or issues stemming from the draft City and County Development Plan and to play a part in shaping the final plan. In the interim members of the public are advised to engage with the consultation portal, the draft plan and associated online content, which are specifically designed to facilitate the easy making of submissions.


Sean McKeown,

Director of Services,

Planning Department

Kilkenny County Council