Four Councils confirm extension dates for public consultation


Following the Government’s decision to extend public participation periods in the planning system, for a period of three weeks as a result of Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid 19) Act 2020, four local authorities have confirmed their new deadlines for public consultation.

Although public meetings relating to the plans have been suspended, you can continue to actively engage with the planning process and can make submissions via the local authority’s online consultation portal or in writing, details of which are available by clicking the links below.

County development and local area plans set out the strategy for future growth and development of local areas.  They address vital issues which shape an area’s long-term future including issues such as housing, water services, energy, transport, climate change and the environment.

Variations to plans have the purpose of updating or amending existing plans.

By making a submission to an issues paper, variation or draft county development plan you are playing an active role in your community and helping to shape its future.

Planning Authority Title Start of

consultation period

Original consultation deadline Updated consultation deadline *
Louth County Council >>



Proposed Variation No.2 of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021
24-Mar-20 27-Apr-20 20-May-20
Westmeath County Council >>



Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-2027 28-Feb-20 05-May-20 28-May-20
Cork County Council >>



Issues Paper for the Cork County Development Plan 2022-2028 12-Mar-20 07-May-20 02-June-20
Roscommon County Council >>


Issues Paper for County Development Plan


27-Mar-20 05-Jun-20 28-Jun-20

*Please note that the dates shown are subject to any further extension(s) of the Ministerial Order.