Chapter 3: Settlement and Housing Strategy

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Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.1
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator 

Chapter/Section

Section 3.4.2  Table 3.4

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend Table 3.4 Meath Settlement Hierarchy  in Section 3.4.2 ‘Settlement hierarchy’ as follows:

Ballivor and Longwood designated as a Small Town as opposed to Village in Tier 5

Duleek moves from Towns /Villages to a Self-sustaining Town

Update reference to towns in respect to their designation in the Settlement Hierarchy wherever necessary.

Refer to Table 3.4

Please see Proposed Volume 3 Amendment No. 1 for the Settlement Hierarchy Map which is associated with this amendment.

Table 3.4

Settlement Type

Description

Settlement

Regional Growth Centre

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.

South Drogheda Environs

Key Town

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 towns and commuter towns with good transport links and capacity for continued commensurate growth to become more Self-Sustaining.

Dunboyne

Ashbourne

Dunshaughlin5

Kells, Trim

Self-Sustaining Towns

Towns with high levels of population growth and a weak employment base which are reliant on 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

Duleek

Stamullen

Kilcock

Towns and Villages

Towns and villages with local service and employment functions.

Towns – Athboy Duleek, Oldcastle,

Villages – Ballivor and Longwood

Rural

Villages and the wider rural region

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

5 Section 3.4.8 of this Plan ‘Self-Sustaining Growth Towns’ sets out the reasons for including Dunshaughlin as a Self Sustaining Growth-Town in the Settlement Hierarchy

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.2
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 3.4.9 & Section 3.4.10

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend the following body text:

Delete from Section 3.4.10 ‘Towns and Villages’ as follows;

Whilst Duleek has experienced commuter-led development, employment in the town has also grown through the expansion of the Business Park. The continued expansion of the Business Park will be encouraged in order to provide a greater proportion of employment locally, consistent with its role as a small town

Add to Section 3.4.9 ‘Self-Sustaining Towns’ the following body text;

Whilst Duleek has experienced commuter-led residential development, employment in the town has also grown through the expansion of the Business Park. The continued expansion of the Business Park will be encouraged inorder to provide a greater proportion of employment locally, consistent with the settlements role as a self-sustainingtown proximate to a regional growth centre.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.3
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 3.7

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend the following objective in Section 3.7 ‘The Settlement Hierarchy and Future Population Growth in Meath’: 

SH OBJ 4   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 no permission for dwellings will be granted on these lands by Meath County Council

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.4
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 3.7

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend the following objective contained in Section 3.7 ‘The Settlement Hierarchy and Future Population Growth in Meath’:

SH OBJ 11 
To continue to support the transition of Ashbourne towards a Metropolitan Settlement sustainable development of Ashbourne by supporting its development as an enterprise and employment hub and by strengthening links and connectivity between Ashbourne and Dublin Airport and City Centre and the wider Metropolitan Area.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.5
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator 

Chapter/Section

Section 3.7

Proposed Material Amendment

Delete the following objective  contained in Section 3.7 ‘The Settlement Hierarchy and Future Population Growth in Meath’:

Delete:

SH OBJ 12  
To support the preparation of a feasibility study exploring the potential of a future rail spur off the Navan-Dublin Rail line from Dunshaughlin to serve Ashbourne and Ratoath.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.6
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

(FTF) NOM 82 
Cllr. Fox

Chapter/Section

Section 3.7

Proposed Material Amendment

Insert  an objective for serviced sites for Tier 5 and Tier 6 in Section 3.7 ‘The Settlement Hierarchy and Future Population Growth in Meath’.

OBJ XX 

Where appropriate, serviced sites may be accommodated within existing zoned residential land or on lands immediately adjoining the development boundary of Tier 5 and Tier 6 towns/villages, subject to normal planning considerations.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.7
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-409
Enfield Development Group

Chapter/Section

Section 3.7 SH OBJ 5

Proposed Material Amendment

Amend SH OBJ 5  in Section 3.7 ‘The Settlement Hierarchy and Future Population Growth in Meath’ to include Enfield.

SH OBJ 5 
To prepare new local area Plans for the following settlements within the lifetime of this Plan: Navan, Dunboyne/Dunboyne North/Clonee, Ashbourne, Kells, Trim, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Enfield, Bettystown-Laytown-Mornington East-Donacarney-Mornington, Oldcastle, Athboy, Duleek, and Stamullen.

Amendment No.: Proposed Amendment Chapter 3.8
Submission/NOM/(FTF) NOM Numbers

MH-C5-816
Office of the Planning Regulator

Chapter/Section

Section 3.8.10 Densities

Proposed Material Amendment

Remove from  Section 3.8.10 ‘Densities’ objective SH OBJ 22, SH OBJ 23, SH OBJ 24, SH OBJ 25, SH OBJ 26, SH OBJ 27 as follows;

SH OBJ 22

To encourage a minimum density of 45 units/ha on centrally located new residential, town centre, or mixed use zoned lands in Regional Growth Centres and Key Towns.

SH OBJ 23

To encourage a minimum density of 45 units/ha on centrally located residential, town centre, or mixed use zoned lands in proximity to existing and future rail stations.

SH OBJ 24

To encourage a density of 35 units/ha on edge of centre sites in Regional Growth Towns and Key Towns.

SH OBJ 25

To encourage a density of 35 units/ha on all lands zoned for new residential, town centre, or mixed use development in Self-Sustaining Growth Towns and Self-Sustaining Towns.

SH OBJ 26

To encourage a density of 25 units/ha on lands zoned for new residential development in Small Towns.

SH OBJ 27

To require new developments in Villages and Rural Nodes to take cognisance of the prevailing scale and pattern of development in the area.

and insert new objective as follows:

SH OBJ XX

To require that, where relevant, all new residential developments shall be in accordance with SSPR 1 to SPPR 4 of the Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities, December 2018 as well as SPPR 1 to SPPR 9 of the Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments Guidelines for Planning Authorities, March 2018. All new residential development should comply with the densities outlined in Chapter 11 of this plan.

 

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