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Kildare County Development Plan 2023 - 2029

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 11 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Kildare County Council intends to review the existing Kildare County Development Plan 2017–2023 and to prepare a new Kildare County Development Plan 2023–2029.

The Planning Authority will carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as part of the review process, and for this purpose, the Planning Authority will prepare an environmental report of the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the new plan, and the provisions of Articles 13C to 13J of the 2004 SEA Regulations (as amended) shall apply.

An Appropriate Assessment pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC will also be carried out.

To inform the process, an Issues Paper has been prepared which gives a broad overview of some of the main development issues to be addressed in the new plan.


This Issues Paper is available to view at the following locations from Monday 11th January 2021 to Monday 8th March 2021 (inclusive):

  • Online at
  • Planning Office, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas during opening times of 9.00am–4.00pm, Monday to Friday (closed Bank Holiday Mondays) unless otherwise affected by national public health advice whereby updates in relation to same shall be set out on the Council’s website. Where access can be facilitated at Áras Chill Dara and in accordance with public health advice, appointments must be booked in advance at and face coverings must be worn in public buildings. Where face coverings are not worn, service may not be possible.

Online Public Meetings   

To facilitate a discussion about the high level strategic issues facing the future development of the County, two independently facilitated online public meetings will be held as follows:

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021 from 11am to 1pm,
  • and
  • Thursday 11th February 2021 from 7pm to 9pm.

As both meetings will follow the same format, and to accommodate all those who wish to attend, interested members of the public are asked to attend only one of these meetings. To register to attend a meeting, please email and specify your name (and group/organisation you represent, if applicable) and which meeting you wish to attend (3rd or 11th of February). A link to the online meeting will be e-mailed to all registered attendees the day before the event. For this reason, registration for each meeting will close 24 hours before the event.

Children & Young People

To encourage the participation of children and young people in this process, Kildare County Council is holding a Photographic Competition for Primary and Secondary School students. For details of the competition, including prizes, please see: 


Submissions / Observations:

Submissions/Observations may be made as follows:  Online at        or

In writing to: Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare (clearly marked “County Development Plan Review”).


 The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday 8th March 2021.

The Chief Executive's report and appendices on the pre draft stage of the Kildare County Development Plan 2023 - 2029 can be viewed

on the Consultation Portal here