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County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

Wednesday 6 November 2019

County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Part II Section 11 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Wicklow County Council intends to review the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 and prepare a new County Development Plan for its functional area for the period 2021-2027.

Public Consultation

Submissions or observations regarding the review of the existing plan and the preparation of a new County Development Plan are hereby invited from the public and interested bodies. Submissions may be made during the period from Wednesday 6th November 2019 to Friday 10th January 2020. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.

While a review of the detailed policies, objectives (including zoning provisions) and development standards contained in the plan shall occur as part of the plan making process, this stage of the plan review process is ‘STRATEGIC’ in nature, in that it is for the purposes of developing:

  • the objectives and policies to deliver an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County
  • the ‘Core Strategy’ of the plan

and in this regard the Planning Authority shall take account of the statutory obligations of the local authority and any relevant policies or objectives for the time being of the Government or of any Minister of the Government.

Therefore submissions or observations may be made regarding the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County. Requests or proposals for zoning of particular land for any purpose shall not be considered at this stage and should not be made.

To assist this process, the Council have a webpage dedicated to the review of the County Development Plan and have prepared an ‘Issues Paper’ which identifies the kind of planning issues that the next County Development Plan will address. A copy of this document can be obtained from the Wicklow County Council website and hard copies are also available at the following locations from Wednesday 06 November 2019 during normal opening hours:

  • Arklow  - Arklow Municipal District Office, Castle Park, Arklow Town
  • Blessington - Blessington Civic Offices, Blessington Business Park, Blessington
  • Bray - Bray Municipal District Office, Civic Offices, Main Street, Bray
  • Greystones - Greystones Municipal District Office, Mill Road, Greystones
  • Wicklow Town - Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Station Road, Wicklow Town
  • All Wicklow public libraries

Public information days, when staff from the Development Plan team will be available to answer questions and to assist in making a submission will be held at the following locations:

  • Greystones -  Greystones Municipal District Office, Mill Road, Greystones
    Wednesday 13th November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Baltinglass - Baltinglass Library, Weaver’s Square, Baltinglass
    Thursday 14th November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Bray - Bray Municipal District Office, Civic Offices, Main Street, Bray
    Wednesday 20th November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wicklow     County Buildings, Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town
    Thursday 21st November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Arklow -     Arklow Municipal District Office, Castle Park, Arklow Town
    Wednesday 27th November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Blessington -  Blessington Library, New Town Centre, Blessington
    Thursday 28th November 2019 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Tinahely - Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
    Wednesday 4th December 2019 4pm – 7.30pm

Submissions may be made in one of the following ways:

  1. Write to: Administrative Officer, Forward Planning, Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town
  2. Email to:
  3. Online: Make a submission via the online consultation portal


  • You are strongly advised to make your submission as early as possible. 
  • All submissions are to be clearly marked with ‘Wicklow County Development Plan'.
  • All submissions should include your name and a contact address, a map (where appropriate) and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.
  • Please make your submission by one medium only, i.e. hard copy / e-mail / website.
  • All submissions will form a part of the statutory Chief Executive’s report to be presented to the elected members of Wicklow County Council.
  • Please be advised that all submissions received will be published online in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act. You should ensure that no vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. The Planning Authority reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement. Please be advised that the name of the person(s)/group(s) who made the submission will be published, but personal data will be redacted.

Wicklow County Council is committed to Access For All. All of the above documents are available in alternative format on request. Please contact Wicklow County Council on 0404-20100 should you have any specific access requirements.


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