Ferrybank Local Area Plan review


Notice is hereby given that Kilkenny County Council proposes to make a Local Area Plan (LAP) for Ferrybank-Belview.


Kilkenny County Council has determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is required. It has also been determined that an Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 (3) and (4) of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and the European Communities (Birds & Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, is not required.


A copy of the Draft LAP, the Strategic Environmental Assessment, the Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, may be inspected from Friday 9th June 2017 to Friday 4th August, 2017 (both dates inclusive but excluding bank holidays) at the following locations:


- http://consult.kilkenny.ie/
- Planning Department, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny from 9am to 1pm and 2 - 4pm Monday to Friday.
- Ferrybank Area Office, from 9am to 1pm and 2 - 5pm Monday to Friday.
- Ferrybank Library, during their opening hours
- Planning Department, Waterford City and County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, from 9:30-1pm and 2-4pm Monday to Friday.

Submissions or observations may be made:
- online at http://consult.kilkenny.ie/ or
- by e-mail to ourplan@kilkennycoco.ie or
- in writing to Denis Malone, Senior Planner, Planning Department, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny
Submissions or observations will be taken into consideration in deciding upon the Draft Plan. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations in this regard.

The Planning Authority has prepared an Environmental Report of the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the Local Area Plan. Submissions or observations in respect of the Environmental Report, Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment made to the planning authority within the period specified will also be taken into consideration.

Hard copies of the Draft Plan will be available for purchase from the Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, for the following prices:
- €25 for LAP
- €20 for Environmental Report and SFRA
- €10 for AA Screening
Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council's consultation website during the plan-making period.
Submissions or observations must be received by 5pm Friday the 4th of August 2017. Please contact Kilkenny County Council Planning Department, 056-7794010 with any queries.

Mary Mulholland
Director of Services
7th June 2017

View and download the documents here:

Draft Ferrybank Belview Local Area Plan 2017 8.37 MB PDF

Environmental Report on the Draft Local Area Plan 8.5MB PDF

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment of the Draft Ferrybank Belview Local Area Plan 5.2 MB PDF

Screening Report for Appropriate Assessment of the Draft Ferrybank Belview Local Area Plan 6 MB PDF

Figure 2.3 Land use zoning map

Figure 2.4 Development objectives

 

Archived material

Information Day

Kilkenny County Council proposes to make a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Ferrybank- Belview, and a Draft LAP is currently on public display, see below.

An Information Day will be held on Wednesday 21st June in Ferrybank Library from 2.30-8pm. The purpose of the Information Day is to provide an opportunity for the public to view the Draft Plan and speak with a member of the planning team in advance of making submissions. All are welcome, no appointment is necessary.

The current Ferrybank/Belview Local Area Plan is in place from 2009-2020. As the review process for a Local Area Plan is a long and complex one, Kilkenny County Council began the formal process of reviewing the Local Area Plan in 2015.


A significant level of background work has taken place to date, including environmental assessments, flood risk assessment, a traffic study and an urban design evaluation. The Council has also undertaken extensive consultationwith relevant stakeholders, including two separate periods of public submissions.

A pre-draft Issues Paper and supporting documentation was published in March 2016 and is available from the links below.

The Council had aimed to publish a Draft Local Area Plan at the end of November 2016. As part of the normal drafting and consultation process involved in the preparation of the plan, further environmental and planning issues have arisen. This has necessitated additional time to resolve and has unfortunately delayed the publication of the Draft Plan.

 

Pre-Draft Issues Paper 2016

Kilkenny County Council began the formal process of reviewing the Local Area Plan for Ferrybank in 2015. A significant level of background work has taken place to date. We are re-opening a submissions period and a pre-draft Issues Paper is now available for comment, outlining the work to date and highlighting the main issues to be incorporated into the Draft Plan.

The Issues paper and supporting documentation is published here:

Ferrybank/Belview Local Area Plan Review, Pre-draft Stage Issues Paper

Ferrybank Belview Local Area Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report

It is also published on http://consult.kilkenny.ie/ and below. It is also available for viewing at the Ferrybank Area Office, and at the Planning counter in County Hall. A hard copy may be purchased for €5 from Planning in County Hall.

Submissions or observations regarding the preparation of the Local Area Plan may be made, in writing, to the Director of Services, Planning, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny from 18th March 2016 until 5 pm on Friday 15th April, 2016 or you can make submissions by email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie, or via our website at consult.kilkenny.ie

All written and email submissions/observations received on or before the 15th April 2016 will be considered by the County Council prior to the making of a draft Local Area Plan.

Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council's website during the plan-making period.

Maria Melia
Director of Services
16th March 2016

 

Pre-Draft Consultation

Notice is hereby given that Kilkenny County Council intends to review the Local Area Plan for Ferrybank and to prepare a new Local Area Plan in accordance with the provisions of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2013.

Submissions or observations regarding the preparation of the Local Area Plan may be made, in writing, to the Director of Services, Planning, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny from 6th February 2015 until 5 pm on Friday 6th March, 2015 or you can make submissions by email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie, or via our website at consult.kilkenny.ie

During this period, a public consultation meeting will take place in order to allow for members of the public to engage in the process of the review of the Plan. This meeting will be held in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council, as part of their consultation on their Local Economic and Community Plan.

You are invited to attend a public consultation workshop at the Abbey Community College, Abbey Road, Ferrybank at 7pm on Wednesday the 18th February 2015.

All written and email submissions/observations received on or before the 6th March 2015 will be considered by the County Council prior to the making of a draft Local Area Plan.

John McCormack
Director of Services
3rd February 2015

 

 


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