Chapter 2: Core Strategy

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Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.1
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MH-C5-60
Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA)

Chapter/Section

Section 2.4.2.4

Proposed Material Amendment 

Section 2.4.2.4 ‘Economic Strategy’ - Change to Map 2.1  Policy Areas in the Eastern and Midland Region to include updated version produced by EMRA as follows:

Map 2.1  Policy Areas in the Eastern and Midland RegionMap of Settlement Strategy
Draft Plan

Map

Proposed Change

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.2
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR)

Chapter/Section

Section 2.4.3

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend Table 2.3: ‘Settlement Hierarchy for Meath’  in Section 2.4.3 ‘The influence of the RSES on shaping future growth in Meath’ as follows: 

Clonee designated as a Rural Village as opposed to ‘Towns & Villages’
Ballivor and Longwood designated as small town as opposed to villages in Tier 5
Duleek moves from Towns /Villages to a Self-sustaining Town

‘Please refer to Vol 3 Book of Maps Amendment no. 1 for the Settlement Hierarchy Map’.

Table 2.3 Settlement Hierarchy for Meath

Settlement Typology

Description

Location

 

Dublin City and Metropolitan Area

 

International business core with a highly concentrated and diversified employment base and higher order retail, arts, culture and leisure offer. Acts as national transport hub with strong inter and intra-regional connections and an extensive commuter catchment.

 

Dublin City and suburbs Dunboyne/Dunboyne North/ Clonee

Maynooth Kilcock

 

Regional Growth Centres

 

These are large towns with a high level of self- sustaining employment and services that act as regional economic drivers and play a significant role for a wide catchment area.

 

Drogheda

 

Key Towns

 

Large economically active service and/or county towns that provide employment for their surrounding areas and with high quality transport links and the capacity to act as growth drivers to complement the Regional Growth Centres.

 

Navan, Maynooth

Self-Sustaining Growth Towns

Towns with a moderate level of jobs and services – includes sub-county market and commuter towns with good transport links and capacity for continued commensurate growth to become more self- sustaining.

Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin, Kells, Trim, Dunboyne/ Dunboyne North

 

Self-Sustaining Towns

 

Towns with high levels of population growth and a weak employment base which are reliant with other areas for employment and/or services and which require targeted ‘catch-up’ investment to become more self-sustaining.

 

Laytown Bettystown- Mornington-Donacarney, Ratoath, Enfield, Stamullen, Kilcock, Duleek

Towns and Villages

Towns and villages with local service and employment functions

Towns – Athboy, Oldcastle,

Villages – Ballivor, Longwood, Clonee, Duleek

Rural

Rural villages less than 1,500 and the wider rural region

Carlanstown, Carnaross, Clonard, Clonee, Crossakiel, Donore, Drumconrath, Gibbstown, Gormanstown, Julianstown, Kentstown, Kilbride, Kildalkey, Kilmainhamwood, Kilmessan, Moynalty, Nobber, Rathcairn, Rathmolyon, Slane, Summerhill

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.3
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

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Section 2.5 Core Strategy Map

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend Map 2.3 Core Strategy Map in section 2.5 ‘Core Strategy Map’ to show the changes as per Table 2.3 detailed above

-    Identification of Duleek as a self sustaining town on this map

Map 2.3 Core Strategy Map

Draft Plan

Proposed Changes
‘Duleek identified as a Self-Sustaining Town’

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.4
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 MH-C5-381
Brady Hughes on behalf of the Farrellys

Chapter/Section

Section 2.8.1.1

Proposed Material Amendment 

Remove the term ‘transitional arrangement’ from the last paragraph of Section 2.8.1.1 ‘Joint Urban Area Plan for Drogheda’ (body text) – 

‘This ‘transitional arrangement’ will ensure there is sufficient land available to facilitate population growth and economic development based on its designation as a Regional Growth Centre. As part of the Joint Urban Area Plan process a more detailed examination of the quantum of residential and employment zoned lands, in addition to open space and community infrastructure, will be carried out. Pending the completion of this process the Council will closely monitor development activity in the area’.
 

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.5
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 2.8.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend  Section 2.8.2 ‘Population Projections’ under Table 2.6 with the following body text: 

The population projection for Meath is therefore 227,500 in 2026. The difference between the projected 2026 population for the county and the projected 2031 population is 4,000. When this growth is divided across the five-year period, it results in an annual increase of 800 people per year. This results in the population projection for Meath being 228,300 in 2027 (with population figures to be reviewed on the publication of the 2022 census).

The consequent additional population for 2027 has been directed into Navan as this reflects the County Town and Key Town status of this settlement.

Changes to Table 2.11 ‘Core Strategy Table as follows: 

-    Accommodate additional population (for 2027)
-    Provide quantum of hectares for existing residential lands in each settlement
-    Provide quantum of hectares for mixed use lands in each settlement
-    Amend settlement hierarchy to clarify status of Duleek, Ballivor and Longwood
-    Amend the approach to Tier 6 settlements to provide a global figure in lieu of a figure for each tier 6 settlement.

The amendments to this table shall be reflected across the different sections of the development plan as required.

Table 2.11 Core Strategy Table from the Draft Plan

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Column F

Column G

Column H

Column I

Settlement

Population 2016

Projected population increase to 2026

Projected population 2026

Approx- imate households completed 2016-2019

Extant units not yet built

Household allocation 2020-2026

Potential units to be delivered on infill/brown- field lands38

Quantum of land zoned for residen- tial use (ha)

Regional Growth Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drogheda

6,527

3,300

9,827

113

572

1, 631

 

178.73

 

 

Key Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navan

30,173

5,100

35,273

781

924

2,884

1,936

83.639

Maynooth

0

1,00040

1,000

0

0

500

0

21.36

 

Self- Sustaining Growth Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunboyne

7,272

3,300

10,572

48

119

2,002

1,180

73.32

Ashbourne

12,679

3,200

15,879

632

209

1,349

351

33.47

Trim

9,194

2,250

11,444

31

437

1,333

812

44.27

Kells

6,135

1,000

7,135

48

391

452

400

19.3

Dun- shaughlin

4,035

2,200

6,235

470

1,15641

1,003

82

32.8

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Column F

Column G

Column H

Column I

Settlement

Population 2016

Projected opulation increase to 2026

Projected population 2026

Approx- imate households completed 2016-2019

Extant units not yet built

Household allocation 2020-202637

Potential units to be delivered on infill/brown- field lands38

Quantum of land zoned for residen- tial use (ha)

Self- Sustaining Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bettys- town- Laytown- Morning- ton East

 

11,872

 

1,500

 

13,372

 

689

 

518

 

74642

 

264

 

25.15

Ratoath

9,533

1,500

11,033

175

72

803

101

25.74

Enfield

3,239

1,000

4,239

45

135

474

84

15.75

Stamullen

3,361

500

3,861

1

215

290

58

11.8

Kilcock

93

500

593

100

180

180

0

8.79

 

 

Small Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athboy

2,445

350

2,795

34

127

200

100

16.37

Duleek

4,219

500

4,719

36

85

336

250

10.9

Oldcastle

1,383

350

1,733

16

0

166

110

9.78

 

 

Villages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baile Ghib

81

50

131

0

0

20

0

2.52

Ballivor

1,809

100

2,009

0

0

40

40

1.93

Carlans- town

 

664

 

100

 

764

 

14

 

1

 

40

 

32

 

1.72

Carnaross

159

50

209

1

0

20

13

1.17

Clonard

347

50

397

0

0

20

20

1.01

Clonee

826

200

1,026

83

24

60

60

0.8

Crossakiel

181

50

231

0

0

20

8

0.67

Donore

760

100

860

4

2

50

6

2.76

Drumcon- rath

345

50

395

0

2

20

11

0.86

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Column F

Column G

Column H

Column I

Settlement

Population 2016

Projected opulation increase to 2026

Projected population 2026

Approx- imate households completed 2016-2019

Extant units not yet built

Household allocation 2020-202635

Potential units to be delivered on infill/brown- field lands36

Quantum of land zoned for residen- tial use (ha)

Gorman- ston

375

50

425

0

2

20

0

2.16

Julianstown

681

75

756

0

21

30

28

1.21

Kentstown

1,179

100

1,279

1

39

70

38

3.4

Kilbride

87

75

162

19

0

35

19

0.7

Kildalkey

708

50

758

1

0

20

6

1.5

Kilmain- hamwood

316

50

356

4

0

20

20

1.35

Kilmessan

654

250

904

0

97

100

17

3.82

Longwood

1,581

200

1,781

16

68

104

20

1.22

Moynalty

96

50

146

0

1

20

6

0.64

Nobber

344

50

394

0

0

20

10

3.49

Rathcairn

156

75

226

2

0

35

0

3.43

Rathmoly- on

334

225

559

17

80

90

87

4.68

Slane

1,369

225

1,469

4

37

90

85

5.84

Summerhill

878

100

978

28

6

40

18

6.38

 

 

Rural nodes and open coun- tryside

 

68,948

 

3,125

 

72,079

 

300

 

c.300

 

1,336

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total

195,044

33,000

228,000

3,713

5,820

16,669

6,272

663.56

Table 2.11: Core Strategy Table, Population and Household distribution to 2026

37 This figure does not include the units completed 2016-2019. The calculation of the household allocation has factored in the ‘pent up’demand for housing which has resulted in an increase in the average household occupancy rate for existing households. As the housing market continues to normalise and supply begins to meet demand it is anticipated that the average household occupancy rate for both existing and new households will begin to decrease.

38 This includes both greenfield and brownfield sites in the built up area of each settlement and consists of lands zoned for town centre, mixed use, and residential development. For clarification these units have been included in the Household allocation.

39 This does not include the 38.1ha SDZ at Clonmagadden. This SDZ will span over multiple Development Plans. Taking this into account in addition to the fact that a review of the Planning Scheme is required, the SDZ has not been included in the Household allocation for Navan.

40 Half of this population allocation (500 persons) is taken from the MASP allocation. This is provided for in section 5.7 of the Dublin MASP ‘Housing Delivery’. This is a preliminary figure, with the final figure to be agreed with the MASP Implementation Group. At the time of writing the MASP Implementation Group had not been established.

41 Under a Strategic Housing Development application permission was granted for 913 units. This is a 10 year permission where it is envisaged the lands will be developed across multiple Development Plans . Taking this into account 600 (two-thirds) of the 913 units have been included in the Household allocation during this Development Plan.

42 Includes provision for 30 no. social housing units
 

Draft Plan

 

 

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Column F

Column G

Column H

Column I

Column J

Column K

Settlement

Population 2016

Projected population increase to 2027

Projected population 2027

Approximate households completed 2016-2019

Extant units not yet built

Household allocation 2020-202737

Potential units to be delivered on infill/brown field lands38

Quantum of land zoned for residential use (ha)

Quantum of land zoned for existing residential use (ha)

Quantum of land zoned for mix of uses (ha)

Regional Growth Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drogheda

6,527

3,300

9,827

113

572

1,631

0

178.73

118.59

5.00

Key Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navan

30,173

5,900

36,073

781

924

3,204

1,936

79.6139

571.09

95.77

Maynooth

0

100040

1000

0

0

500

0

21.36

0.19

0

Self Sustaining Growth Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunboyne

7,272

3,300

10,572

48

119

2,002

1,180

72.89

116.97

26.65

Ashbourne

12,679

3,200

15,879

632

209

1,349

351

31.48

218.21

18.62

Trim

9,194

2,250

11,444

31

437

1,333

812

41.92

177.94

36.65

Kells

6,135

1,000

7,135

48

391

452

400

19.95

134.81

24.07

Dunshaughlin

4,035

2,200

6,235

470

1,15641

1,003

82

33.09

110.52

15.26

 

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Column F

Column G

Column H

Column I

Column J

Column K

Settlement

Population 2016

Projected population increase to 2027

Projected population 2027

Approximate households completed 2016-2019

Extant units not yet built

Household allocation 2020-202737

Potential units to be delivered on infill/brown field lands38

Quantum of land zoned for residential use (ha)

Quantum of land zoned for existing residential use (ha)

Quantum of land zoned for mix of uses (ha)

Self- Sustaining Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bettystown- Laytown- Mornington East

 

11,872

 

1,500

 

13,372

 

689

 

518

 

74642

 

264

 

24.56

 

288.6

 

23.47

Ratoath

9,533

1,500

11,033

175

72

803

101

27.37

187.12

14.3

Duleek

4,219

500

4,719

36

85

336

250

10.9

96.33

6.14

Enfield

3,239

1,000

4,239

45

135

474

84

16.13

49.21

16.47

Stamullen

3,361

500

3,861

1

215

290

58

11.8

56.07

8.72

Kilcock

93

500

593

100

180

180

0

8.79

15.5

0

Small Towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athboy

2,445

350

2,795

34

127

200

100

16.37

56.6

15.12

Oldcastle

1,383

350

1,733

16

0

166

110

9.78

34.51

13.23

Ballivor

1,809

100

1,909

0

0

40

40

1.93

39.63

7.09

Longwood

1,581

200

1,781

16

68

104

20

1.24

28.81

4.89

Villages

10,540

2,025

12,565

178

318

840

484

51.46

280.18

53.34

Rural nodes
and open countryside

68,948

3,125

72,079

300

c.300

1,336

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total

195,044

33,800

228,800

3,713

5,820

16,958

6,272

659.95

2580.88

384.79

Table 2.11: Core Strategy Table, Population and Household distribution to 2027

Updates on foot of changes to Table 2.11 shall be reflected throughout Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Draft Plan

37 This figure does not include the units completed 2016-2019. The calculation of the household allocation has factored in the ‘pent up’demand for housing which has resulted in an increase in the average household occupancy rate for existing households. As the housing market continues to normalise and supply begins to meet deman is anticipated that the average household occupancy rate for both existing and new households will begin to decrease.

38 This includes both greenfield and brownfield sites in the built up area of each settlement and consists of lands zoned for town centre, mixed use, and residential development. For clarification these units have been included in the Household allocation.

39 This does not include the 38.1ha SDZ at Clonmagadden. This SDZ will span over multiple Development Plans. Taking this into account in addition to the fact that a review of the Planning Scheme is required, the SDZ has not been included in the Household allocation for Navan.

40 Half of this population allocation (500 persons) is taken from the MASP allocation. This is provided for in section 5.7 of the Dublin MASP ‘Housing Delivery’. This is a preliminary figure, with the final figure to be agreed with the MASP Implementation Group. At the time of writing the MASP Implementation Group had not been established.

41 Under a Strategic Housing Development application permission was granted for 913 units. This is a 10 year permission where it is envisaged the lands will be developed across multiple Development Plans . Taking this into account 600 (two-thirds) of the 913 units have been included in the Household allocation during this Development Plan.

42 Includes provision for 30 no. social housing units


Proposed Plan

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.6
Submission/ NOM/ (FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 2.10.4

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend  Section 2.10.4 ‘Distribution of Population and Households’ in the County with the following body text: 

Table 2.11, the ‘Core Strategy Table’, sets out the population projections and household allocation for each settlement up to 2026 2027.This table provides details of the most recent population, population projections, the development activity in each settlement between 2016-2019, the number of unbuilt permitted units, and the household allocation for each settlement between 2020-20262027.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.7
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 2.10.4

Proposed Material Amendment


Insert Section 2.10.4 ‘Distribution of Population and Households in the County’ with the following body text: 

It is noteworthy that the yield from mixed use developments over the 2013-2019 plan period is relatively small at approximately 128 units. It is not anticipated that the quantum of lands zoned mixed use as part of the Draft Plan will lead to a significantly higher yield of housing outside of that provided for in Table 2.11. An assessment of the existing residential lands in the 2013-2019 plan period resulted in a yield from the existing residential lands of c.949 units. It is considered that the delivery of residential units on lands zoned existing residential will be low as development will be restricted to backlands and gap sites in existing residential areas. The expected number of units to be delivered has been accounted for as part of Table 2.11 and is consistent with the
figures above.

On foot of the above amended Table 2.11 and Section 2.8.2, further changes are required to the following sections 

Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.7
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.8.1
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.8.3
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.9.5:
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.9.6:
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Section 2.10.4:
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Table 2.7
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Table 2.9
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Table 2.10
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Table 2.12
Vol. 1 Written Statement, Chapter 2- Core Strategy, Fig. 2.6
Vol 2 Written Statements for Settlements, were relevant

Refer to the Supplementary Amendments to Vol 1 for full list of changes detailed above.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.8
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Insert the following objective in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

SH OBJ XX
To incorporate the relevant housing needs for 2027 into the Housing Strategy over the lifetime of the Development Plan.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.9
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 2.14.2

Proposed Amendment as per CE Report

Amend the following objective in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ 7
To operate an Order of Priority for the release and development of residential lands with any lands identified as being ‘Post 20267not available for development until after 2026 not being available for residential development during the lifetime of the subject development plan and consequently planning permission for residential dwellings will not be granted on these lands by Meath County Council. in settlements where ‘Post 2026’ lands have been identified.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.10
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator 

Chapter/Section

Section 2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Insert the following objective in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ XX
To implement an Active Land Management Strategy in relation to vacant land in settlements within County Meath and to maintain and update as required a Vacant Sites Register to ensure efficient and sustainable use of the County’s land resources in accordance with the provisions of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 as well as the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.

 

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.11
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator 

Chapter/Section

2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Insert the following objective in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ XX
To undertake a review during the lifetime of the Plan so as to ensure compliance with Climate Change requirements as outlined in the forthcoming Updated Development Plan Guidelines for Planning Authorities as per section 10(2)(n) of the Act.
 

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.12
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MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend the following objectives in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ 10
To prepare, as a priority, a Joint Vision and Urban Area Plan for Drogheda in partnership with Louth County Council within the lifetime of this Plan in accordance with the requirements of Regional Policy Objective 4.8 of the RSES for the Eastern and Midland Region and the recommendations set out in the Report of the Drogheda Boundary Review Committee published in February 2017.


CS OBJ 11
To prepare, as a priority, a Joint Vision and Local Area Plan for Maynooth in partnership with Kildare County Council within the lifetime of this Plan in accordance with the requirements of Regional Policy Objective 4.35 of the RSES for the Eastern and Midland Region.
 

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.13
Submission/ NOM/ (FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-60
Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly

Chapter/Section

2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

Insert the following objectives in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ XX
To undertake, over the lifetime of the Plan, the measures outlined in Appendix 15 relating to the Implementation & Monitoring of the Plan.

 

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.14

Submission/ NOM/ (FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-629 

Tom Phillips & Associates on behalf of Frank
Cosgrove

Chapter/Section

Core Strategy, Section 2.14.2

Proposed Material Amendment

To amend CS OBJ 3 in Section 2.14.2 ‘Core Strategy and SEA/AA Objectives’: 

CS OBJ 3
To ensure the implementation of the population and housing growth household allocation set out in the Core Strategy and Settlement Strategy, in so far as practicable. Meath County Council will monitor the number of units that are permitted and under construction/built as part of the implementation of this objective.
 

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