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The Pre-draft Public Consultation Issues Paper for the Athy Local Area Plan 2019 - 2025 is on display from 20th March - 24th April 2018.

There will be a drop in information session on Tuesday 10th April 2018 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Athy Community Library.

Submissions can be made using the online form below or in writing to;

Pre draft Consulation Athy LAP
Planning Department,
Kildare County Council,
Aras Chill Dara,
Co. Kildare

Closing date for submissions; Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 5 p.m.

Athy LAP 2019 - 2025

Submission Form

Key Stages in making the Local Area Plan


Stage 1

Pre-Draft Stage

  Forming the issues to be addressed in the Plan and gathering information from relevant stakeholders through consultation and engagement.  20th March 2018 - 24th April 2018

Stage 2

Draft Plan Stage

  Following a review of collated information a Draft Plan will be prepared by the Planning Authority. The Draft will allow the public the first opportunity to gauge the direction that the final plan is heading.  

Stage 3

Notice of Draft Plan

  The Draft Plan will be available for inspection for at least 6 weeks. The Planning Authority will publish a notice in local newspapers letting you know that the Draft is available for inspection and inviting submissions.  

Stage 4

Chief Executive’s Report

  A Chief Executive’s Report will be prepared based upon the submissions received; the report will include the opinion of the Chief Executive as well as his recommendations.  

Stage 5

Consideration by Elected Members

  The Elected Members will consider the Chief Executive’s Report and then make, amend or revoke the Plan as appropriate in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Executive.  

Stage 6

Material Alterations

  In the event of material alterations or amendments the Planning Authority will publish a notice of this and invite further submissions. A similar stage to that outlined tat stages 4 &5 is then repeated.  

Stage 7

Final Plan

  Following consultation on Material Alterations a further Chief Executive’s Report will be prepared and considered by the Elected Members who will consider the report and adopt the Plan.