Meath County Development Plan 2013-2019
Meath County Council has commenced the review of the Meath County Development Plan 2007-2013 and preparation of a new County Development Plan. For further information on the review process, please click on the following link to view the project website: Meath County Development Plan 2013 - 2019
Pre-Draft Public Consultation Phase Trim Development Plan 2014-2020
NOTICE OF AN PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSION TO BE HELD REGARDING THE REVIEW OF THE EXISTING TRIM DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2008 – 2014 AND PREPARATION OF THE NEW TRIM DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO COVER THE PERIOD 2014 - 2020.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2012 Meath County Council & Trim Town Council has jointly commenced its review of the existing Trim Development Plan 2008-2014.
The purpose of communication and consultation at this stage in the process is to enable the Trim community to have an input into and shape the new Development Plan from the outset and to encourage and facilitate submissions to be made. The general public and interested community groups / associations are invited to attend an information afternoon /evening session regarding the preparation of the Trim Development Plan 2014 – 2020. Officials from the Planning Department will be present to outline the review process and timetable, to discuss any planning issues relevant to the review and to generally assist in the making of submissions.
Submissions can be made from the 12 November 2012 to the 16th of January 2013. The deadline for receipt of all submissions is 4pm on the 16th January.
Details of public consultation session are as follows:
Date: Thursday 6th December 2012
Venue: Trim Library
For further information please contact: Forward Planning Team, Planning Department, Abbey Mall, Abbey Rd., Navan, Co. Meath.
Ph. no. 046-9097518, 0469097500 Website: www.meath.ie
Pre-Draft Trim Development Plan 2012-2020 Strategic Issues Paper
The existing Trim Development Plan covers the period from 2008 to 2014 and is valid for a period of 6 years from the date of adoption 13th November 2008. The planning legislation requires the planning authority to review the Trim Development Plan 2008-2014 no later than 2 years from the date of expiration of the plan.
This process is starting with the preparation of a Strategic Issues Paper.
Strategic Issues Paper
A ‘strategic issues paper’ is a document which aims to provide you, at an early stage, an opportunity to identify key issues to inform the making of a development plan. It is the first step in a process used to raise awareness about planning and development which creates an involvement and ownership by local communities, stakeholders and you, the public at large, wishing to positively influence the future development of your town.
A ‘strategic issues paper’ should stimulate debate and encourage you to engage and participate in the Trim Development Plan 2014-2020 process, to inform and direct the plan in a particular way.
The purpose of the strategic issues paper is to describe some of the characteristics and features of Trim, recent trends in development and likely influences on the development plan.
The paper is not exhaustive in terms of questions or issues raised, but is designed to act as a starting point.
The newspaper notice and Strategic Issues Paper can be downloaded below:
Trim Development Plan Strategic Issues Paper pdf, 3,896kb
How to make a Submission
There is a comprehensive list of issues and questions listed in the Strategic Issues Paper. It is not exclusive and does not preclude the raising of any other issue that the correspondent considers to be appropriate once the issue(s) relates to the proper planning and sustainable development of Trim and the statutory remit of the development plan.
To make a observation or submission, click here for Submission Form
What is an Unfinished Housing Estate Waiver?
The legislation provides that an owner of residential property which is situated in an unfinished estate, within the meaning contained in the Local Government (Household Charges) Act 2011, on the liability date (1st January) is entitled to a waiver from payment of the Household Charge in respect of that property for that year.
A national survey of unfinished housing developments was carried out in 2011 by officials from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with the Planning Departments of the various Local Authorities. As part of this survey, all unfinished developments were examined and categorised along the following lines:
Category 1: the development is still being actively completed by the developer;
Category 2: a receiver has been appointed;
Category 3: a receiver has not been appointed and the developer is still in place but effectively inactive;
Category 4: the development has been effectively abandoned and is posing serious problems for residents.
A person who, on 1 January 2012, is an owner of a residential property in an unfinished development contained in the prescribed list (estate categories 3 and 4 only) is entitled to a waiver from payment of the household charge in 2012.
Please see following link of unfinished housing estates within Meath:
Unfinished Housing Estates – Waiver for Household Charge
If you have a query in relation to the estates which qualify for the waiver, please contact the Planning and Housing Policy Section of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government at one of the following numbers:
(053) 911 7398
(053) 911 7402
(053) 911 7397
(053) 911 7399
Further information in relation to Unfinished Housing Estates is available from the following link: https://www.householdcharge.ie/
Site Assessors Panel (Discontinued)
Notification of Discontinued use of Site Assessors Panel
Meath County Council has decided to discontinue the operation of the Site Assessors panel which was established some time ago for the purpose of conducting site suitability assessments and providing the associated recommendations, certifications and designs thereafter.
The Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011 was published in November 2011 and providing for a registration and inspection system for septic tanks and such legislation covering water improvement protection measures may influence the Council in terms of the establishment of future panels of assessors.
The professional integrity of any person who stood approved on the panel is not effected by its discontinuance at this time.
Submission of Further Information
In relation to the submission of Further Information you should not publish any notices unless and until such time as the Plannig Authority issues you with a notification to do so.
Extension of Duration of Planning Permissions: New Provisions
Please be aware that applications for the Extension of Duration of Planning Permissions (under section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000) are subject to new provisions in the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010. Further information on the provisions of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 are available on the Department of the Environment website www.environ.ie
Below please find the revised application form for the Extension of Duration of Planning Permission.
The Planning Department
The Planning Department is responsible for implementing the provisions of the Planning & Development Act 2000(Amendment) Act 2010 and the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (Amendment) 2010. For more information on the above Acts please visit the Department of Environment website: www.environ.ie
- The making of physical planning policy
- The preparation and review of the relevant Development Plans /Local Area Plans.
- The consideration of applications for planning permission
- The control of development and the enforcement of planning legislation
- The giving of advice on planning matters to the public and to other Council Departments
- The promotion of industrial and other development in the County.
For more information on the following, click on the links below:
- Planning Permission
- Pre-planning Meetings/Clinics
- Making a Planning Application
- Search Planning Applications
- Weekly Planning Permission Lists
All other planning related information can be accessed through the links on your top left
Myplan.ie provides a one stop shop for information about plans and also to provide
other information which is relevant to planning decision-making.
To access Myplan.ie
click the link www.myplan.ie
MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL & KELLS TOWN COUNCIL
Planning and Development Acts 2000-2012
Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2012
Planning and Development (Strategic Environment Assessment) Regulations 2004-2011
NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF THE
DRAFT KELLS DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2013-2019
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 12 (1) (b) of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2012 that Meath County Council and Kells Town Council, being the Planning Authorities for the area, have jointly prepared, in accordance with the provisions of the above Acts, a Draft Development Plan forKellsTownand Environs.
The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 – 2011 and a Natura Impact Report, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.
The Draft Development Plan will be on public display from Wednesday, 19th December 2012 to Monday, 11th March 2013 inclusive, and is available for inspection at the following locations:
- Planning Department, Abbey Mall, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath, Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
- Kells Town Council, Town Hall, Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath, Monday to Friday
between 9.30 am – 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm (5.30 Monday)
- Kells Branch Library, Maudlin Street, Kells
Monday – Closed
Tuesday & Thursday from 1.30pm – 5.00pm & 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
The Draft Kells Development Plan 2013-2019 is also available on Meath County Council’s website www.meath.ie .
Copies of the Draft Plan are available for purchase from the Planning Department,Abbey Rd, Navan.
€100 – Town Development Plan (Written Report, Appendices, Maps, Strategic Environmental Report & Natura Impart Report).
€10 – Town Development Plan in CD format
For further information contact the Forward Planning Team at Tel: 046 –9097518/
9097526 / 9097502
Written submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Development Plan and/or Strategic Environmental Report and/or Natura Impact Report are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. Written submissions or observations, should be marked ‘Draft Kells Development Plan’, and submitted to Planning Department, Meath County Council, Abbey Mall, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath between Wednesday, 19th December 2012 and Monday, 11th March 2013 inclusive. Observations / Submissions must be received by 4.00pm on Monday, 11th March 2013.
Written submissions or observations may also be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions made via email must include the full name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented.
All submissions or observations received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Kells Development Plan 2013-2019.
Mr. Michael Griffin,
Senior Executive Officer,
Planning and Transportation Department
Dated: 19th December 2012