4.7 Rural Nodes

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4.7 Rural Nodes

Below the level of the Smaller town/village in the settlement hierarchy are Rural Nodes, and the wider rural area. Rural Nodes are small generally un-serviced settlements that do not have a settlement boundary and where development will be limited to incremental local growth appropriate to their size and character. Housing developments in and around these settlements will be subject to compliance with the rural housing policy.


4J         To develop a programme for ‘new homes in small towns and villages’ in conjunction with, public infrastructure agencies such as Irish Water and local communities for the provision of serviced sites with appropriate infrastructure to attract people to build their own homes and live in small towns and villages.

4K        It is an objective of the Council to facilitate and assist Irish Water with the provision of a Water and Wastewater treatment plant upgrades in settlements, including the villages of Mullinavat, Paulstown, Bennettsbridge, Inistioge, Piltown, Fiddown, Kells and others where capacity is required.

4L        It is an objective of the Council to prepare design and best practice guidelines for the provision of cluster housing in the rural settlements and rural nodes of the County.