Notice of Pre-Draft Public Consultation for proposed Newbridge Local Area Plan 2025 - 2031
In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Kildare County Council propose to prepare a Local Area Plan for the Newbridge area. A Local Area Plan is a statutory document that sets out the land use strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of an area.
To stimulate discussion and encourage public participation at this stage in this process, an Issues Paper has been prepared which sets out the key planning issues pertaining to Newbridge. A copy of the Issues Paper is available at the following locations to download and/or inspect from Tuesday, 10 October to Tuesday, 28 November 2023 (7 weeks) inclusive:
- Online at: https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/browse
- Newbridge Library, Athgarvan Road, Piercetown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
- Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Council staff from Kildare County Council will be available to answer general queries and provide guidance on the pre-draft consultation and plan-making process at a drop-in event in the Newbridge Town Hall, Main Street from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November 2023.
Kildare County Council now invites submissions from interested parties in relation to the Issues Paper before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 November 2023. Your name and address should be stated in your submission, and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Children or groups or associations representing the interests of children are welcome to make submissions. Please make your submission in one of the following ways only (late submissions, e-mail or faxed submissions will not be accepted):
- Online at https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/browse; or
- In writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
A report will be prepared on submissions received and will include the names of those who made submissions. This report will be published on our websites. Details of your privacy entitlements and obligations under GDPR can be read here: www.kildarecoco.ie/YourCouncil/GovernanceandCompliance/DataProtection/
To encourage younger people to engage in the process, Kildare County Council is also hosting an Art Competition entitled ‘Life in Newbridge’ for young people of school going age (4 – 19 years of age). Entrants are invited to submit their artistic impression of any aspect of their life in Newbridge. All details are published on https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en/browse
This is your opportunity to have a say in the future development of your area. We look forward to hearing from you. Deadline for Submissions: 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 November 2023.
Director of Service
Planning, Enterprise, Economic Development and Emergency Services
Kildare County Council