9.2.7 Wetlands

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9.2.7 Wetlands

Wetlands include a wide range of habitats including watercourses, marshes, fens, bogs, turloughs, wet woodlands and estuaries.  They support a variety of habitats and species, function in the protection of water quality and flood control, are important carbon stores contributing to climate resilience, and provide open space and recreational opportunities.  The County Kilkenny Preliminary Wetland Survey, 2020 provides baseline ecological data on wetland sites in the county.

National planning legislation requires that work or development involving the drainage or reclamation of a wetland greater than 0.1ha needs planning permission. For drainage or reclamation of wetlands greater than 2ha, an Environmental Assessment is required.

The Council will protect, manage and enhance the wetlands of the County having regard to the ‘County Kilkenny Preliminary Wetland Survey, 2020’ and subsequent surveys published during the lifetime of this plan. The Council will also ensure that there is an appropriate level of assessment in relation to proposals which involve draining, reclaiming or infilling of wetland habitats.

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