Kildare County Council and Meath County Council are commencing the preparation of a Joint Local Area Plan (LAP) for Maynooth and its environs. The Joint LAP will incorporate a framework for guiding the future development of transportation, housing, retail, heritage, employment, and social and community infrastructure in Maynooth.
Kildare County Council and Meath County Council invite you to get involved and to help shape the Maynooth and Environs Joint Local Area Plan 2024-2030. This consultation provides the opportunity for you to submit comments and suggestions on the topics raised in this pre-draft issues paper and any other themes you consider relevant to the preparation of the Joint Local Area Plan. Both Councils will together review and consider all of the pre-draft submissions received prior to the drafting of the Joint Local Area Plan. A further consultation will be held when the Draft is available for your comment.
Have your say on the Local Area Plan!
Local community input is considered vital to the entire LAP process and the planning authorities value what you have to say. It is intended that this Issues Paper will kick-start interest and debate which will provide helpful feedback, and result in a stronger and more informed Plan.
Submissions are not limited to the issues raised in this paper so please feel free to highlight any other area of interest which you consider relevant to the Plan. As a first step, Kildare County Council and Meath County Council are now inviting interested parties or individuals, including but not restricted to, residents, business owners, retailers, community groups, children or groups representing children, and sports groups, to identify key issues that need to be addressed in the Joint LAP on how Maynooth should develop into the future.
There are two key components to this pre-draft consultation process:
- An invitation to individuals, stakeholders and interest groups to make submissions; and
- A public ‘drop-in’ event to be held in the Glenroyal Hotel on 12th October from 1pm to 8pm.
Pre-draft submissions on the Maynooth and Environs Joint Local Area Plan can be submitted online or sent by post during the consultation period. Please make a submission to Kildare County Council or Meath County Council before 4pm on Friday 11th November 2022.
Please let us know your views either online or by post as follows:
You can make your submission online on this Joint Local Area Plan’s dedicated public consultation portal using the 'Make a Submission' button:
or by Post
If you would like to send us a submission by post, you can choose to send this either to Kildare County Council or Meath County Council.
Kildare County Council:
Pre-draft Consultation Maynooth and Environs Joint LAP 2024 - 2030, c/o Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X77F
Meath County Council
Pre-draft Consultation Maynooth and Environs Joint LAP 2024 - 2030, c/o Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291
Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. online or in hardcopy. Email or faxed submissions will not be accepted.
Note: There will be a further opportunity to make submissions on the Draft Joint LAP and any subsequent material alterations to the Draft Joint LAP as the plan-making process progresses. Public notices will be published as these consultation stages arise.
The closing date for submissions: 4pm Friday 11th November 2022
All submissions received will be reviewed jointly by both local authorities.