Four Councils revise extension dates for public consultation

Following the Government’s decision to further extend all public participation periods in the planning system for 19 additional days, up to and including 9 May 2020, four local authorities have revised their deadlines for public consultation.

The previous Government Order, which was made on 29 March 2020, had specified that the extension period was to end on 20 April 2020. This decision means that the initial 23-day extension to public participation periods in the planning system has been further extended, so that the total extension period is now 42 days or 6 weeks.

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.

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

Planning AuthorityTitle

Start of

consultation period

Original consultation deadlineUpdated consultation deadline *

Louth County Council >>

Proposed Variation No.2 of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021

Westmeath County Council >>

Draft Westmeath County Development Plan 2021-202728-Feb-2005-May-2016-June-20

Cork County Council >>

Issues Paper for the Cork County Development Plan 2022-202812-Mar-2007-May-2018-June-20

Roscommon County Council >>

Issues Paper for Roscommon County Development Plan