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Stage 1 Pre-draft Public Consultations

Wicklow County Council are in the process of reviewing the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 and preparing a new County Development Plan for its functional area for the period 2021-2027.

Issues Paper

An Issues Paper was prepared and published as part of the initial public consultation stage, this document can be viewed below.  This first consultation stage was held during the period from 06 November 2019 to 10 January 2020, with 7 public information days held throughout the County.  156 written submissions were received during this consultation stage. Each can be viewed here, see below. This first stage of public consultation is closed.

 

What is the purpose of this Issues Paper?

This Issues Paper is a consultation document that has been prepared in advance of drafting the Wicklow County Development Plan 2021. Consultation is a fundamental step in the preparation and drafting of the Development Plan. This Issues Paper is designed to inform the consultation process, stimulate debate and encourage members of the public and all interested parties to make a submission.

What is the County Development Plan?

The County Development Plan sets out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of County Wicklow. It consists of a written statement and plans and sets out policy and objectives to guide future development. The making of a County Development Plan is a reserved function i.e. adopted by the Elected Members.

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Statutory Basis

The Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) requires the Planning Authority to make a development plan for the County every six years. The Development Plan must include mandatory objectives which are set out in Section 10 of the Act. These include objectives for the zoning of land, provision of infrastructure, the conservation and protection of the built and natural environment, the development and renewal of areas that are in need of regeneration, the preservation of the character of the landscape and the promotion of sustainable settlement and transportation strategies in urban and rural areas. The County Development Plan must also contain a Core Strategy which will show that the development objectives in the development plan area consistent with the national and regional development objectives set out in the National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy. 

Stage Week Action
1  1 - 8  Issues Paper Public Consultation.
 9 - 16  Chief Executive Report on Submissions received during initial public consultation.
 17 - 26  Elected Members issue directions regarding the preparation of the Draft Development Plan.
 27 - 38  Preparation of the Proposed Draft Development Plan.
 39 - 46  Elected Members consider the Proposed Draft Development Plan and make the Draft Plan. 
 47 - 48  Prepare the Draft Plan for public consultation 
 49 - 58  Publish Draft Plan and commence Public Consultation. 
 59 - 70  Chief Executive Report on Submissions received on the Draft Plan.
 71 - 82  Elected Members consider the Chief Executive’s Report and may make the Plan or propose amendments to the Draft Plan. 
10  83 - 85  Prepare proposed amendments for public display. 
11  86 - 89  Public consultation on the amendments to the Draft Development Plan. 
12  90 - 93  Chief Executive Report on Submissions received on the proposed amendments to the Draft Plan.
13  94 - 99  Elected Members consider the Chief Executive’s Report 
Strategic Planning – What has happened since the last County Development Plan?

Project Ireland 2040: National Planning Framework

The National Planning Framework, published in February 2018, is a 20 year high level strategic plan to guide development and investment. The purpose of the NPF is to enable all parts of Ireland to accommodate growth and change by facilitating a shift towards Ireland’s regions and cities other than Dublin while also recognising Dublin’s ongoing key role.

The NPF identifies ten National Strategic Outcomes. The companion to the NPF is the National Development Plan, a 10 year strategy for public capital investment.

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Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Eastern and Midland Region

Wicklow forms part of the Eastern and Midlands Region. The Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Eastern and Midland Region was adopted on the 28th June 2019 and is underpinned by three key principles – Healthy Placemaking, Climate Action and Economic Opportunity.

The RSES recognises that one of the key challenges facing the Region is the need for better alignment between population growth, location of residential development and employment to create healthy and attractive places. The transition to a low carbon society is also identified as a challenge for the Region.  Achieving sustainable development patterns that promote compact growth, reduce transport demand and encourage low carbon transport modes is identified as one of the primary areas of transition for the Region. The other areas of transition include sustainable transport systems, carbon storing and sequestering land uses, energy efficient buildings and industry and renewable energy.

The RSES identifies 16 Regional Strategic outcomes which are aligned with the NPF National Strategic outcomes. 

Wicklow County Council is required to review the County Development Plan following on from the adoption of the RSES. The RSES identifies Bray and Wicklow – Rathnew as Key Towns. This will inform the settlement hierarchy for the County Development Plan.

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Source: Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Eastern and Midland Region (2019: 24).

Submissions Received

  1. D1. Jimmy Murphy

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  2. D2 Jenny McCarthy Redacted

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  3. D3 Karen Cowan Redacted

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  4. D4 Anna Deveney Redacted

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  5. D5 Jane Jackson Redacted

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  6. D6 Fintan Clarke Redacted

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  7. D7 James Scott Redacted

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  8. D8 Elizabeth Tiernan

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  9. D9 Micheal O'Tuathail Redacted

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  10. D10 Fergus Kinsella Redacted

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  11. D11 Anne O'Leary Redacted

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  12. D12 Keith Scanlon Redacted-1

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  13. D13 Eleanor O'Farrell Redacted

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  14. D14 Dr. Igor Cusack Redacted

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  15. D15 Yasmin Fortune Redacted

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  16. D16 Gabrielle Kirby Redacted

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  17. D17 Ann Scanlon Redacted

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  18. D18 Patricia Ryan Redacted

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  19. D19 Tina Roche Redacted

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  20. D20 Kathleen Snell Redacted

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  21. D21 Carl Strickland Redacted

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  22. D22 John Shorten Redacted

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  23. D23 Tricia Cusack Redacted

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  24. D24 Aoife Gregg Redacted

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  25. D25 Edel Byrne Redacted

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  26. D26 Tessa Stewart Redacted

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  27. D27 Veronica O'Reilly Redacted

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  28. D28 Noreen Keville Redacted

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  29. D29 Ann Teehan Redacted

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  30. D30 Vera Walsh Redacted

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  31. D31 Leddy Family Redacted

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  32. D32 Isobel Connolly Redacted

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  33. D33 Cressida Knapp Redacted

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  34. D34 Alison Ryan Redacted

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  35. D35 Sinead Wallace Redacted

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  36. D36 Nancy Quinn Redacted

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  37. D37 Ivers Family Redacted

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  38. D38 Adam Calihman Redacted-1

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  39. D39 Eileen Wetherall Redacted

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  40. D40 Shane Stokes Redacted

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  41. D41 Deirdre Burke Redacted

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  42. D42 Kevin and Eleanor Lee Redacted

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  43. D43 Rosa Murray Redacted

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  44. D44 Marie Demirsay Redacted

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  45. D45 Nicola Kenny Redacted

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  46. D46 Elizabeth Battye Redacted

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  47. D47 Lailli de Buitlear Redacted

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  48. D48 Art O'Laoghaire Redacted

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  49. D49 Billy Timmins Redacted

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  50. D50 Mick Mulligan Redacted

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  51. D51 Disability Federation of Ireland Redacted

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  52. D52 Paul Stanton (John Spain Associates) Redacted

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  53. D53 Konrad Jay Redacted

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  54. D54 Thomas Cullen Redacted

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  55. D55 Wilson Family (3C Project Management) Redacted

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  56. D56 Michael Hayden Redacted

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  57. D57 Robert Neill Redacted

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  58. D58 Claire Mullarney Redacted

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  59. D59 Liam Kenna Redacted

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  60. D60 Simon Murphy Redacted

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  61. D61 Annette Vaucanson Kelly Redacted

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  62. D62 Craig Bishop Redacted

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  63. D63 Justin Ivory Redacted

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  64. D64 William Quinn Redacted

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  65. D65 Edel Scanlon Redacted

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  66. D66 Richard Mulcahy & Stephen Tracey Redacted

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  67. D67 Colum O'Broin Redacted

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  68. D68 Sophia Meeres Redacted

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  69. D69 Lorna Kelly Redacted

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  70. D70 John Kinsella Redacted

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  71. D71 Aisling Hudson Redacted

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  72. D72 Sarah Mac Artain Redacted

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  73. D73 Aisling Hudson Redacted

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  74. D74 Charlotte Murray Redacted

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  75. D75 Aine Stokes Redacted

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  76. D76 Kimpton Vale (John Spain Associates) Redacted

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  77. D77 Sylvester Bourke

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  78. D78 Helen Howes Redacted

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  79. D79 Ciara King Redacted

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  80. D80 Mary Kinsella (Dean Design)

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  81. D81 Eve O Brien (Dean Design) Redacted

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  82. D82 Justin Tallon Redacted

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  83. D83 Karen Kennedy Redacted

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  84. D84 Elizabeth Battye Redacted

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  85. D85 John and Bernadette Glynn Redacted

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  86. D86 Orlagh Evans Redacted

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  87. D87 Nyhan Con Redacted

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  88. D88 Michael Higgins Redacted

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  89. D89 Anita Tuesley Redacted

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  90. D90 Innology Renewables Ireland Ltd

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  91. D91 Richard Swaine Redacted

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  92. D92 Coillte

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  93. D93 Lorraine Ni Fhlannagáin Redacted

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  94. D94 Scoil na Coroine Mhuire Ashford Redacted

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  95. D95 KRA Visionary Project Partners Redacted

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  96. D96 Cosgrave Property Group (RPS) Redacted

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  97. D97 Henry Fleming Redacted

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  98. D98 Judy Osborne Redacted

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  99. D99 SSE Redacted

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  100. D100 Richmond Homes (John Spain Associates) Redacted

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  101. D101 Cairn Homes Redacted

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  102. D102 Plan 8 architects

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  103. A1. Gas Networks Redacted

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  104. A2. Health&Safety Authority

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  105. A3 Geological Survey Ireland

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  106. A4 Dept. Rural & Community Development Libraries Development Unit Redacted

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  107. A5 Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

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  108. A6 Fáilte Ireland

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  109. A7 Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly

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  110. A8 HSE

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  111. A9 EPA

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  112. A10 Office of Public Works Redacted

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  113. A11 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Redacted

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  114. A12 Irish Water Redacted

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  115. A13 An Taisce

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  116. A14 Office of the Planning Regulator

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  117. A15 National Transport Authority (NTA)

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  118. A16 Dept Culture, Heritage & Gaeltachta

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  119. A17 Eirgrid

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  120. B1 Cllr. Miriam Murphy

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  121. B2 Cllr. Steven Matthews

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  122. B3 Cllr. Pat Kennedy

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  123. B4 Cllr. Edward Timmins

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  124. B5 Arklow MD Members

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  125. B6 Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore

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  126. B7 Andrew Doyle TD

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  127. B8 Sylvester Bourke

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  128. C1. Ashford Development Association Ltd

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  129. C2 Co Wicklow PPN Redacted

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  130. C3 BirdWatch Ireland Redacted

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  131. C4 Irish Wind Energy Association IWEA

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  132. C5 Glencormac Community Group

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  133. C6 Beresford Terrace Residents Redacted

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  134. C7 West Wicklow Environmental Network

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  135. C8 Avoca Tidy Towns & Community Courthouse Redacted-1

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  136. C9 Bray Tidy Towns

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  137. C10 Baltinglass & District Forum Redacted

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  138. C11 Newtownmountkennedy Community Forum

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  139. C12 Community Pool for West Wicklow

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  140. C13 The Labour Party Ross Connolly Branch Redacted

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  141. C14 Dunlavin District Forum

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  142. C15 Blessington Allotment Campaign

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  143. C16 Keep Ireland Open Redacted

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  144. C17 Wicklow Planning Alliance

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  145. C18 Blessington Town Team

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  146. C19 Delgany Community Council

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  147. C20 Roundwood & District Community Council

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  148. C21 Common Ground Co-Housing

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  149. C22 Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce

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  150. C23 Bray Head Residents Association

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  151. C24 Common Ground Co-Housing (Hayley Farrell) Redacted

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  152. C25 Arklow United Football Club Redacted

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  153. C26 Arklow United Football Club Redacted

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  154. C27 Wicklow Uplands Council

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  155. C28 Blessington & District Forum

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  156. C29 East Coast Regional Drugs & Alcohol Task Force

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