Masterplan for HSE's Campus at St.Canice's/Lacken Pre-Draft Consultation

Closed2 Jul, 2021, 9:00am - 30 Jul, 2021, 5:00pm

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      Kilkenny County Council and the Health Service Executive


Invitation to participate in & make Submissions to

Pre-Draft Public Consultation Phase

Kilkenny County Council (KCC), in conjunction with the Health Service Executive (HSE), is to commence the preparation of a Masterplan, which will provide a framework of detailed planning policies for the future development of the St Canice’s Campus (the former St Canice’s Hospital) lands at Lacken and Maudlinsland, in Kilkenny City.

There are two key components to this consultation process:

  • An invitation to make submissions and,
  • A virtual public consultation evening which will be a FREE ONLINE INFORMATION EVENT scheduled for:  14th July 2021 at 19.00


Making a Submission

The HSE and Kilkenny County Council hereby invite any interested parties to make pre-draft submissions/observations to the Masterplan from Friday 2nd July, 2021 until Friday 30th of July, 2021 (both dates inclusive) as follows:  

  • online at or
  • by email to or
  • in writing to: Senior Planner, Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny

All submissions must be received before 17.00 on the 30th of July, 2021. Please make your submission by one medium only.

Public Information Event

A public consultation event was held on the 14th July 2021 at 7pm.  We would like to thank all of those who attended this event, and contributed to the great engagement and discussion on the evening. 

The event was recorded and can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

Pre-Draft Public Consultation on the Masterplan for HSE's campus at St. Canice's/Lacken 


Issues Paper

In order to stimulate debate and encourage participation in this process, an Issues Paper has been prepared. The Issues Paper will be available for inspection at the following locations, during normal opening hours and subject to Covid-19 restrictions and protocols in place at the time, from Friday 2nd July, 2021 until Friday 30th of July, 2021 (both dates inclusive):    

  • Online at  
  • Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny
  • Carnegie Library, Johns Quay during their opening hours. 

Copies of the Issues Paper are available from the Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, please contact 056-7794010 or email

Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are also welcome to make submissions. This is your opportunity to have a say in the future development of this area. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Kilkenny County Council and the HSE will treat all personal data you may give as confidential. We will retain your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this Masterplan and in accordance with Kilkenny County Council’s and the HSE’s Retention Policy and the relevant Data Protection legislation.

Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council’s consultation website during the plan-making period and will also form part of the Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council.

Sean McKeown,                                                                        Ed Fennell,                             

Director of Services,                                                               Estates Manager,

Kilkenny County Council                                                       Health Service Executive