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March 31, 2011

Draft Athy Development Plan- Have your say!

Athy Town Council has now published the draft development plan for the town, following the previous pre draft consultation and consideration by local councillors. The draft plan covers the period 2012 to 2018 and the Council is currently seeking public submissions and observations during the statutory 10 week period.

The Development Plan is one of the most important documents produced by the Council because it affects all of us living and working in the town and environs in one way or another. It is a very democratic document which requires the approval of the Elected Councillors following several stages of public consultation. It is essential that as many people as possible participate in the process.

The Draft Plan sets out a detailed strategy and policies for how the town is planned for the next six years including the development of commercial, community, recreational, tourism, transportation and heritage interests.

Copies of the plan are available to view at the:

  • Council Offices, Rathstewart, Athy;
  • Athy Community Library (Emily Square);
  • Kildare County Council (Planning Department- Devoy Park, Naas);
  • Online at

Have your say!

Submit your observations in writing to:

Draft Athy Development Plan, C/o. Town Clerk, Athy Town Council, Rathstewart, Athy, Co. Kildare or email  to arrive on or before 4pm on Tuesday, 7th June, 2011.

A public information day will take place on Thursday, 12th May from 2pm to 6pm in the offices of Athy Town Council, where staff from the Council’s Planning Department will be available to answer questions in relation to the Draft Plan and to assist in making a submission.  No appointment is necessary.