Thomastown Draft Local Area Plan 2019

Closed7 Nov, 2018, 8:00am - 20 Dec, 2018, 5:00pm

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Notice is hereby given that Kilkenny County Council proposes to make a Local Area Plan (LAP) for Thomastown.  A Draft LAP has been prepared. 

As regards the Draft LAP, the Council has determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required.  It has also been determined that an Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 (3) and (4) of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and the European Communities (Birds & Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 is not required.                                                                                      

A copy of the Draft LAP, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report, the Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, may be inspected from Thursday 8th of November 2018 – 20th of December 2018 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations:

  • On this website   
  • Planning Department, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny from 9am to 1pm and 2 - 4pm Monday to Friday.
  • Thomastown Area Office, from 9am to 1pm and 2 - 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Thomastown Library, Marsh's St, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny during normal opening hours 

Submissions or observations may be made:

  • online on this website or
  • by e-mail to or 
  • in writing to Denis Malone, Senior Planner, Planning Department, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny

Submissions or observations received before 5pm on Thursday 20th of December 2018 will be taken into consideration in deciding upon the Draft Plan.  Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are invited to make submissions or observations in this regard.  Submissions or observations in respect of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening report,   Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening report and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) may be made to the Planning Authority within the period specified will also be taken into consideration. 

Hard copies of the Draft Plan will be available for purchase from the Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, for the following prices:

  • €25 for draft LAP
  • €20 for SFRA
  • €10 for AA and SEA screening

Please note that all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Council’s consultation website during the plan-making period. Kilkenny County Council will treat all personal data you give us as confidential. We will retain your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this LAP and in accordance with the Council’s Retention Policy and the relevant Data Protection legislation.

Submissions or observations must be received by 5pm Thursday 20th of December 2018.  Please contact Kilkenny County Council Planning Department, 056-7794010 with any queries. 


Sean McKeown                                                            

Director of Services                                                                                   

Date: 7th November 2018


Draft Thomastown LAP 2019 - 2025

Information Evening

An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday November 20th from 4 – 8pm in Thomastown Community Hall, Station Road.  The purpose of the Information Evening is to provide an opportunity for the public to view the Draft Thomastown Local Area Plan 2019 – 2025 and to discuss the document and associated maps and reports with a member of the planning team in advance of making a formal submission. All are welcome, no appointment is necessary. 

For further information, please contact Planning at 056-7794010.