Notice of the Preparation of the Kildare County Council
Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029
Notice is hereby given that Kildare County Council has, pursuant to Section 16 of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, prepared a Draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029.
The Draft Plan is accompanied by an Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 435 of 2004 as amended by S.I. 200 of 2011) for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.
The Draft Climate Action Plan sets out how the local authority can promote a range of mitigation, adaptation, and other climate action measures, to help deliver on the national climate obligations and the Government’s overall National Climate Objective, which seeks to pursue and achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy.
The Kildare County Council Draft Climate Action Plan, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Report, will be on display from Thursday, 21 September 2023 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, 3 November 2023, at the following locations:
- online at https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/consultation/kildare-county-council-climate-action-plan
- at Kildare County Council, Level 1, at the address below Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
- Kildare County Council Libraries (Maynooth, Leixlip, Naas, Athy and Newbridge Libraries) during their respective normal opening hours during the consultation period.
- Public Consultation Drop-In Clinics are as follows:
Maynooth Library, Wednesday, 27 September from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Naas Library, Tuesday, 3 October from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Leixlip Library, Tuesday, 10 October from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Athy Library, Wednesday, 18 October from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Newbridge Library, Thursday, 26 October from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Any further public consultation events will be advertised during the consultation period on Facebook: Kildare County Council, X: @KildareCoCo, Instagram: @kildarecountycouncil, LinkedIn: Kildare County Council.
Written submissions or observations regarding the Draft Climate Action Plan, SEA Environmental Report and AA Natura Impact Report, are invited from members of the public and other interested parties. You can make a submission or observation between Thursday, 21 September 2023 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 3 November 2023 inclusive, through the following options only:
- A written submission can be made electronically through the Council’s Public Consultation Portal https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/consultation/kildare-county-council-climate-action-plan up to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 3 November 2023;
- In writing to the Climate Action Coordinator, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
All submissions are to be concise, clear, succinct and to the scope of the plan.
The closing date for receipt of submissions or observations is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 3 November 2023.
Please make your submissions or observations by one medium only i.e. online or hard copy.
Submissions or observations should include your name and address and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc. which you represent. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are particularly encouraged to make submissions or observations regarding the foregoing.
Written submissions or observations with respect to the Draft Plan that are made within the period stated, will be taken into consideration before the making of the Plan.
Please note late submissions or observations will not be considered. You are strongly advised to make your submission or observation as early as possible.
Kildare County Council is subject to the provisions of Freedom of Information (FOI Acts 1997 and 2014). Details can be accessed at https://kildarecoco.ie/YourCouncil/GovernanceandCompliance/FreedomofInformation/
Details of your privacy entitlements and obligations under GDPR can be accessed at https://kildarecoco.ie/YourCouncil/GovernanceandCompliance/DataProtection/
Privacy statement for management of submissions made under public consultation processes in the making of the preparation of the Kildare County Council’s Climate Action Plan can be accessed at: https://kildarecoco.ie/AllServices/ClimateAction/GDPRPrivacyStatement/
Dated: 6th September 2023
Director of Service
Climate, Community, Environment and Water Department