Volume 1 Written Statement Material Amendments
The Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 was placed on public display from 18 December 2019 until 6 March 2020. The commencement of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 paused statutory timelines for a period of 8 weeks from 29 March to 23 May.
A total of 2452 submissions and observations were received during the prescribed period in response to this stage of public consultation. Some submissions were later withdrawn. In accordance with the requirements of Section 12(4)(b) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2020, a Chief Executive’s Report was prepared, which summarised and detailed the submissions received on the Draft Plan and provided the response and recommendations of the Chief Executive to the issues raised.
The Elected Council Members, having considered the Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021‐2027 and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, resolved, following Council meetings held from November 2020 to March 2021, to amend the Draft Plan. These proposed amendments, if made, constitute a material alteration to the Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027. Accordingly, the Council resolved to place the proposed amendments on public display for a period of not less than 4 weeks, in accordance with Section 12(7)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 -2020.
Material Amendments & Accompanying Reports
This document is accompanied by amendments to the maps contained in Volume 3 Book of Maps. Volume 4 contains the SEA, AA and SFRA Screening of the proposed amendments to the Draft Plan. An SEA Environmental Report and Screening Determination (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed amendment) and an AA Screening Report and AA Determination have been undertaken, in order to inform and assist the public and other interested parties in consideration of the proposed amendments to the Draft Meath County Development Plan.
Written observations or submissions submitted during the consultation period, regarding the proposed amendments and the likely significant effects on the environment of their implementation will be taken into consideration before the making of the Meath County Development Plan 2021 - 2027.
After the consultation period ends, the Chief Executive will prepare a report on all submissions and observations received during the prescribed period and submit the report to the Elected Members for their consideration. Having considered the Proposed Amendments to the Draft Plan and the Chief Executive’s Report on submissions received, the Elected Members may, by resolution, make the Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027 with or without amendment (of a non-material nature).
How to make a submission
Online: on this portal https://consult.meath.ie/using the 'Make a Submission' link
In writing to: Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291
Submissions/observations to be made by one medium only and should include:
- Proposed Amendment(s) Reference Number(s) as shown in the document
- Full Name & Address of person(s) making submission/observation
Details of organisation/community group/company which you represent where relevant.
Please note that submissions that do not relate to a proposed amendment, cannot be taken into consideration.
- Emailed submissions will not be accepted
Submissions or observations will be made public on the website and at the offices of Meath County Council, Buvinda House and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council. You are responsible for ensuring that no vexatious, libelous or confidential information, including confidential information in relation to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. The Planning Authority reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof.
The personal information (data) collected during the conultation process (which may include the collection of sensitive personal data) is collected for the purpose of receiving and dealing with submissions and any data collected is subject to Meath County Council’s privacy statement which can be found at https://www.meath.ie/council/your-council/your-data-and-access-to-information/data-protection/privacy-notices/planning-department
For any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 046/9097500.
How this Document is Organised
Volume 1 - Written Statement
Volume 2 – Written Statement and Maps for Settlements/ Appendices/Proposed Amendment to Volume 3 (For printed copy only)
Volume 3 - Book of Maps
The proposed Amendments to the maps of the Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021‐ 2027.
Volume 4 - SEA, AA & SFRA Reports
Strategic Environmental Assessment, Appropriate Assessment Report and the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment on the proposed amendments.
The proposed amendments to the Written Statement, Settlements and Appendices of the Draft Meath County Development Plan 2021‐2027 are set out in this document. The text of the Draft Plan is shown in normal font.
Additions to the text are shown in bold print, for example:
Proposed Amendment Chapter 2.10
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.
Deletions to the text are shown in
strike through print, for example:
Proposed Amendment Chapter 8.3
Amend HER POL 1 in Section 8.6 Archaeological Heritage as follows;
Delete HER POL 1
NOM – Notice of Motion – Whereby an elected member proposed a change to the Chief Executive’s Recommendation on the Public Submissions. NOMs had to be submitted by October 2020.
(FTF) NOM – From the Floor Notice of Motion – Whereby an elected member proposed a further change to the Draft Plan during the Special Planning Meetings