Development-Plan-Process-Infographic.pdf (size 122 KB)Leitrim County Council commenced the review of the existing Leitrim County Development Plan 2015-2021 and preparing the new Leitrim County Development Plan for the period 2023-2029. This webpage is designed to keep you informed with the process of the preparation of the Leitrim County Development Plan 2023-2029 through each stage until the completion of the Plan in early 2023.
Development Plan Preparation Process
The process of preparing a new County Development Plan preparation provides for public consultation at 3 separate stages, which will subsequently lead to and inform the preparation of the new County Development Plan as shown in the graphic below:
A more detailed Infographic prepared by the Office of the Planning Regulator which outlines the process is available Development-Plan-Process-Infographic.pdf (size 122 KB)
Stage 1: Pre-Draft
Stage 1 – Pre-Draft County Development Plan Preparation
Notice was given pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) of the intention of Leitrim County Council to commence the review of the existing County Development Plan 2015-2021 and to prepare a new County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028.
Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper
To initiate Stage 1 of the County Development Plan making process, a Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper was prepared which was intended to stimulate discussion and to encourage public involvement at this early stage in the process so as to help identify what broad planning and development matters should be considered in the new County Development Plan. The intention of the Strategic Issues Paper was to present background and some key questions to prompt debate on the issues facing our county. It did not purport to cover all the issues but simply present some keys topics.
View the Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper.pdf (size 4.4 MB)
Written submissions or observations received by the Planning Authority were published on the website of the Planning Authority.
View Written Submissions or Observations
Chief Executive’s Report on Pre-Draft Consultation
The Chief Executive has prepared a report (7th October 2020) dealing with pre-draft consultation phase of the preparation of the new draft County Development Plan and has submitted this report to the Elected Members for their consideration.
View Chief Executives Report on Pre-Draft Consultation Phase of County Development Plan.pdf (size 3 MB)
Stage 2 Chief Executive’s Draft Plan
Stage 2 – Draft County Development Plan Preparation
The Chief Executive has prepared the draft County Development Plan for the period 2023 - 2029 and submitted a copy of the draft Plan to the Elected Members on Friday 26th November 2021 for their consideration. The Elected Members have an 8 week period to consider the draft Plan which is extended by 9 days due to the Christmas holiday period when all timelines are suspended. The Elected Members may by resolution amend the draft Development Plan within this 8 week period.
At a Special Meeting of Leitrim County Council on Monday 24th January 2022, the Elected Members of the Council considered a total of 48 no. amendments submitted by individual Elected Members. This followed a series of workshops arranged at full Council and at Municipal District level during December and January. At this Special Meeting, the Elected Members resolved to place the Draft County Development Plan on display. The Planning Department are presently incorporating the approved amendments made at this Special Meeting into the Draft Development Plan and finalizing the suite of documents which accompany same. It is expected that this will take approximately a fortnight.
The public consultation of the Draft Development Plan (10 week period) will be advertised in due course in local newspapers, on the Leitrim County Council website and through other Social Media platforms.
Stage 3 - Publication of Draft Leitrim County Development Plan 2023-2029
Stage 3 – Publication of Draft Leitrim County Development Plan 2023-2029