Draft County Development Plan 2016-2022

Update on the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 – April 2016

Wicklow County Council is in the process of making the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022. The plan puts forward a vision for the future growth of the county over the six year period from 2016-2022 and beyond.

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Twitter Updates

  • Application for an Event Licence for Air Display on 23rd/24th July 2016

    Submissions must be received by 12th May 2016. 

  • As part of its ongoing commitment to Local Community Development throughout the County, Wicklow County Council has recently allocated in excess of €570,000 to 445 different groups, organisations and individuals under its various grant schemes.

  • Two County Wicklow projects were winners in the 2016 Irish Building & Design Awards.

    The award for the Cultural Project of the Year went to Coady Architects for the Arklow Library and Municipal Offices.

    The award for the Engineering Project of the Year was won by BAM Ireland for the N11 Arklow/Rathnew /N7 Newlands Cross Flyover.

  • Do you have an object, photograph, document or family story relating to 1916 life in County Wicklow?  If so, register and come along to Wicklow County Council’s 1916 Public Collections Day.  This special event will take place in County Buildings, Wicklow Town on Tuesday 17th of May from 1pm to 8 pm and will offer you the opportunity to shar

  • The Incremental Purchase Scheme is a scheme that allows social housing tenants to purchase a dwelling from the Council. Initially the purchaser will only have to purchase part of the equity in the property. This scheme will replace previous Tenant Purchase Schemes.

    Further details can be found by clicking here

  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to form panels from which vacancies may be filled on the following brigades:

  • A new Public Square in Greystones Harbour is now open to the public.

    Provided as part of the Greystones Harbour Development Project, the Square includes seating, lighting and tree planting while also providing easier access to the Bray-Greystones Cliff Walk.


  • Irish Water published the Preliminary Options Appraisal Report on 26th November which sets out the pressing need for a new water supply source for the Eastern & Midlands Region of the country.

    Following publication of the Preliminary Options Appraisal Report, Irish Water is now undertaking a 10 week consultation process, concluding on 4th February 2016.

    Preliminary Options Appraisal Reports  are now available for viewing at the Public Counter of Water & Environmental Services, County Buildings, Wicklow.

  • For further information, please visit Irish Water's website or contact the project team:

    Web: www.water.ie/arklowtp
    Email: arklowtp@water.ie
    Telephone: 089 228 5902
    9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

  • Irish Water is the new national water utility and is now responsible for managing the delivery of water services to home and businesses in Ireland. For further information or to report an issue with:

    • Water Supply
    • Water Quality
    • Wastewater

    Please contact Irish Water
    Web: www.water.ie
    Twitter: @IrishWater
    Tel: 1890 278 278 (LoCall)
    Minicon: 1890 378 378 ( For hearing impaired customers with minicon equipment)
    Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

    Please continue to contact Wicklow County Council for information or issues relating to business account queries, surface water drainage and flood management.


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  • Following the Second World War, Town Twinning was extended in Europe as a means of promoting mutual understanding and cross-border projects.

    Town twinning is supported by the European Union and since 1989 The Council of European Municipalities and Regions has worked closely with the European Commission to promote modern, high quality twinning initiatives and exchanges that involve all sections of the community.

    The European Union had fostered more than 7,000 bilateral relationships involving almost 10,000 European municipalities and in most cases geographical distance has very little influence upon communities' selections of a twin town. In fact Town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links.

    County Wicklow's ties with Wurzburg were originally established following contact between St. Cronans School and its sister school in Wurzburg, where St. Cronan is the Patron Saint

    County Wicklow values its close ties with all its Twin City Partners.

    Towns that are twinned:


    Co. Wicklow & Bray are twinned with Wurzburg www.wuerzburg.de/en/

    Seminole County

    Co. Wicklow is twinned with Seminole County, Florida www.seminolecountyfl.gov/


    Bray is twinned with Begles, France

    Dublin, California

    Bray is twinned with Dublin, California, USAwww.ci.dublin.ca.us/

    Montigny le Bretonex

    Wicklow Town is twinned with Montigny in France www.montigny78.fr/


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Einchenzell-Fulda, Germany


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Porthmadog in Gwynedd West Wales www.porthmadog.com/


    Greystones is twinned with Holyhead Anglesey North Wales www.holyhead.org/


    Arklow is twinned with Chateaudun, France

    Otročiněves, Czech Republic

    Laragh / Glendalough is twinned with Otročiněves, Czech Republic