1. Introduction

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1. Introduction

County Kilkenny is situated in the South East of Ireland. It has a land area of 2,062 sq. kilometres and a recorded population in the 2016 Census of 99,232[1].  The main urban centre is Kilkenny City.  The next largest urban areas in the County are the Ferrybank area, adjacent to Waterford City, and the District Towns of Callan, Castlecomer, Graiguenamanagh and Thomastown.

This Development Plan sets out Kilkenny County Council’s policies and objectives for the proper planning and sustainable development of the City and County from 2021 to 2027.  In preparing this City and County Development Plan the County Council had regard to relevant national plans, policies and strategies which relate to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.  It also had regard to the plans of adjoining authorities. The plan provides for the mandatory objectives which are to be included in Development Plans as set out in the Planning and Development Acts[2].


[2] Section 10 of the Planning & Development Act 2000 as amended.