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Variation to the County Development Plan 2022 - 2028

Wicklow County Council propose to vary the Wicklow County Development Plan 2022-2028 in respect of the following:

Proposed Variation No.1 (Rathdrum Town Plan)

Rezone 0.81ha of land at Ballygannon, Rathdrum, from ‘RN – New Residential’ to ‘OS2 – Passive Open Space’ and amend the written text of the Rathdrum Town Plan to reflect the changes consequent from the rezoning.

Strategic Environmental Assessment & Appropriate Assessment

The Planning Authority has determined that the proposed variation would be unlikely to have significant effects on the environment, taking account of the relevant criteria set out in Schedule 2A of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004  and any submission or observation received from the designated environmental authorities specified in Article 13A(4).

In accordance with the requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC), the proposed variation has been subject to Stage 1 Appropriate Assessment (screening) and it is the conclusion of this screening that there will be no adverse impacts on the integrity of any European Sites located within 15km of the subject lands of Proposed Variation No.1 and that a Stage 2 Appropriate Assessment is not required.

View the proposed variation

A copy of the proposed variation, together with the SEA and AA screening reports, are available to view here on the website, at all Municipal District Offices and at all Wicklow libraries, during their normal opening hours.

Making a submission 

Written submissions/observations on the proposed variation may be made in writing, during the period 06 September 2023 to 03 October 2023, in one of the following ways:

1. Write to: Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town

2. Email to:

All written submissions / observations that relate to the display documentation and which are made to the planning authority within the stated period shall be taken into consideration before the making of any variation.