Leitrim County Council is commencing the review of the existing Leitrim County Development Plan 2015-2021 and preparing the new Leitrim County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028. This webpage is designed to keep you informed with the process of the preparation of the Leitrim County Development Plan 2022-2028 through each stage until the completion of the Plan in two years' time.
Development Plan Preparation Process
The process of preparing a new County Development Plan preparation provides for public consultation at 3 separate stages, which will subsequently lead to and inform the preparation of the new County Development Plan as shown in the graphic below:
Stage 1: Pre-Draft
Notice was given pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) of the intention of Leitrim County Council to commence the review of the existing County Development Plan 2015-2021 and to prepare a new County Development Plan for the period 2022-2028.
Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper
To initiate Stage 1 of the County Development Plan making process, a Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper was prepared which was intended to stimulate discussion and to encourage public involvement at this early stage in the process so as to help identify what broad planning and development matters should be considered in the new County Development Plan. The intention of the Strategic Issues Paper was to present background and some key questions to prompt debate on the issues facing our county. It did not purport to cover all the issues but simply present some keys topics.
View the Public Consultation Strategic Issues Paper
Written submissions or observations received by the Planning Authority were published on the website of the Planning Authority.
View Written Submissions or Observations
Chief Executive Report on Pre Draft Consultation
The Chief Executive has prepared a report (7th October 2020) dealing with pre-draft consultation phase of the preparation of the new draft County Development Plan and has submitted this report to the Elected Members for their consideration.
View Chief Executives Report on Pre-Draft Consultation Phase of County Development Plan.pdf (size 3 MB)
Stage 2 Chief Executive’s Draft Plan
The Chief Executive has prepared the draft County Development Plan for the period 2023 - 2029 and submitted a copy of the draft Plan to the Elected Members on Friday 26th November 2021 for their consideration. The Elected Members have an 8 week period to consider the draft Plan which is extended by 9 days due to the Christmas holiday period when all timelines are suspended. The Elected Members may by resolution amend the draft Development Plan within this 8 week period. The draft Development Plan, as may be amended by the Elected Members, will be placed on public display for 10 weeks in mid-February 2023.
This stage will be advertised in due course in local newspapers, on the Leitrim County Council website and through other Social Media platforms.