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Ashbourne Municipal District Planning Publications


The Settlement Hierarchy in the Ashbourne Municipal District is as follows:

Type of Settlement

County Meath Settlement Hierarchy Centres

Moderate Sustainable GrowthTown





Kentstown and Kilbride


Local Area Plans

Ashbourne is the only centre in the Ashbourne Municipal District which has a Local Area Plan in place, made in 2009. A significant amendment to the Local Area Plan was made on March 2nd 2015 to ensure consistency with the land use zoning objectives and Order of Priority for the release of lands for each centre contained in the Meath County Development Plan 2013 – 2019, as varied.

A link to Ashbourne Local Area Plan which incorporates amendment number 1 can be found below:

Ashbourne Local Area Plan (2009)


Ashbourne Public Realm Strategy July 2018


View the Updated December 2016 Version for Ashbourne Written Statement and Development Objectives for Urban Centres at 




View the Updated Consolidated Version December 2016 including variations 1, 2 and 3 for Ashbourne Municipal District Written Statements for Towns and Villages at 


Version 2014:

Written Statement and Detailed Objectives for Remaining Centres

Variation No. 2 to the Meath County Development Plan 2013-2019 was made on Monday 19th May, 2014. This Variation introduced a written statement, development objectives including land use zoning objectives for 34 no. centres / group of centres across the county. The Variation also introduced an Order of Priority which will manage the release of residential and employment lands for these centres / group of centres.

The individual Local Area Plans for each of these centres / groups of centres were revoked at the March 2nd 2015 meeting of Meath County Council.

A link to the written statement and land use zoning objectives map for each urban centre in the Ashbourne Municipal District now included under Volume V of the County Development Plan 2013-2019, as varied, is below:

Kentstown Written Statement and Map 2014 pdf, 264kb

Kilbride Written Statement and Map 2014 pdf, 260kb

Stamullen Written Statement and Map 2014 pdf, 778kb


Non Statutory Plans

Stamullen Framework Plan 2007