Proposed Amendment No. 2 of the Callan Local Area Plan 2009-2020
Extension of LAP boundary by 8 acres at Westcourt for Camphill
The Proposed Amendment to the Callan Local Area Plan is being carried out in accordance with Section 20(3) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2015. This Amendment is accompanied by an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA), each of which has informed the text of the proposed amendment as part of an iterative process.
Text of the Proposed Amendment
The Proposed Amendment involves the extension of the LAP boundary to include an 8 acre site at Westcourt, Callan as per revised Figure 4.2 Zoning Map for Callan LAP (overleaf). The land will be zoned ‘Agriculture’. The ‘Agriculture’ zoning objective to be included in the Plan is as follows:
Objective: To conserve and protect agricultural land from interference from non-agricultural uses. To prevent development of agricultural land adjacent to development areas which would prejudice the future expansion of the town, except in exceptional circumstances where there are site specific development objectives for the provision of certain types of development.
Permissible uses: Agriculture, horticulture, public service installations, uses identified in site specific development objectives.
Open for Consideration: Public open space, guesthouse, restaurant, nursing home, dwelling houses in certain limited cases, halting site, private open space, other uses not contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
It is proposed to include a site specific objective for this land as follows:
To facilitate the development of a residential complex (10 units approx.) initiated by the Camphill Community with ancillary small scale socio-economic uses related to the activities of the residents of the development, and to provide for a pedestrian link from the lands to the town centre, subject to the following: