Draft Local Area Plans – Portlaoise, Joint Portarlington & Mountmellick


Draft Local Area Plans have been prepared for Portlaoise, Mountmellick and Portarlington (with Offaly County Council). The Draft Plans are on Public Display between 21st March and 8th May 2018, and submissions are invited during this time.

 

The Portlaoise and Mountmellick Draft Local Area Plans can be viewed during normal opening hours at:

Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, JFL Ave., Portlaoise Co. Laois;

Portlaoise Library, Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Kylekiproe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois;

Mountmellick Library, O’Moore Street, Townparks, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.

 

The Joint Portarlington Draft Local Area Plan can be viewed at:

Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise;

Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore;

Portarlington Library, Main Street, Portarlington

 

A drop-in information session will be held on all three draft plans at Áras an Chontae Portlaoise, 5th April 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Information sessions will also be held on each draft plan:

PORTLAOISE Draft LAP

Portlaoise Parish Centre, 10th April 2018, 7pm to 9pm

PORTARLINGTON Draft LAP

Portarlington Community Centre, 12th April 2018, 6pm to 8pm

MOUNTMELLICK Draft LAP

Mountmellick Library, 17th April 2018, 6pm to 8pm

 

Making a Submission

Submissions or observations regarding the Draft LAPs and the associated reports are invited from the public and interested bodies. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations. Written submissions or observations made on or before 4pm 8th May 2018, will be taken into consideration before the making of the Local Area Plans.

 

Submissions may be made in one of the following ways:

On the Portlaoise and Mountmellick Draft Local Area Plans:

Write to: Senior Planner, Planning Section, Áras an Chontae, JFL Ave., Portlaoise, Co. Laois;

Email: portlaoiselap@laoiscoco.ie or mountmellicklap@laoiscoco.ie

 

On the Joint Portarlington Draft Local Area Plan:

Write to: Senior Planner, Planning Section, Áras an Chontae, JFL Ave., Portlaoise, Co. Laois;

Or Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly;

Or email to: portarlingtonlap@laoiscoco.ie or portlap@offalycoco.ie.

 

Please make your submission by one medium only, i.e. hard copy or e-mail.

St Joseph's Catholic Church, Mountmellick

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mountmellick

 

All submissions are to be clearly marked “Portlaoise LAP”, “Mountmellick LAP”, or “Portarlington Joint LAP” as applicable.

Submissions in relation to zonings should be send to the Local Authority in which the subject land is located, i.e. Portarlington, Co. Laois or Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

 

All submissions should include your name and a contact address, a map (where appropriate) and, where relevant, details of any organization, community group or company etc., which you represent.

 

All submissions will form a part of the statutory Chief Executive’s report to be presented to the elected members of Laois County Council and in the case of the Portarlington Joint Local Area Plan to the Edenderry Municipal District of Offaly County council.

 

The planning process is an open and public one, therefore all submissions/observations are a matter of public record and will be available for public viewing, and they may also be placed on the County Councils’ websites. Please include your name and contact details on a separate sheet to the content of your submission.

 

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED