Gowran

Gowran Local Area Plan - now expired

The Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014-2020 is now the relevant planning policy document for development in Gowran.

To view the County Development Plan, please click here

The Gowran Local Area Plan expired in 2016, but the plan does contain a significant amount of information on the natural and built heritage and other planning issues. The expired Plan will be used as a supplementary guidance document.

Notice of Adoption of Gowran Local Area Plan

Kilkenny County Council formally adopted the Local Area Plan for Gowran at the meeting of the County Council on the 20th December, 2010. This Local Area Plan will come into effect on January 17th, 2011.

The Local Area Plan is available for viewing on this website below. It is also available for inspection at the Planning Department at County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny between the hours of 9-1 and 2-4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Copies of the LAP are available for purchase through the Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council at a cost of €20 for a hard copy.

Download the Gowran Local Area Plan:

 

Gowran Local Area Plan 2010.pdf (size 1.1 MB)

Gowran Local Area Plan 2010 Appendices.pdf (size 3.8 MB)

Gowran Local Area Plan 2010 Maps.pdf (size 359.9 KB)

 

Archived Material

 

Download Manager's Report on Submissions to Material Alterations to Gowran LAP.pdf (size 48.1 KB)

Notice of Proposed Variations to Gowran Draft Local Area Plan

Kilkenny County Council are in the process of making a Local Area Plan for Gowran and propose to make a number of variations/modifications to the previously published Draft Plan.

The proposed variations may be inspected from Friday, 8th October to Friday, 5th November, 2010 at the following locations:

LOCATIONOPENING HOURS
Planning Dept., Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, KilkennyMon. - Fri.
9am-1pm & 2-4 pm
Thomastown Area OfficeMon. - Fri.
9am-1pm & 2-4pm
Teach Mhuire, Main Street, GowranTues. - Sat. 9am - 4.30pm

A copy of the proposed variations may also be downloaded from Friday, 8th October.

Submissions with respect to the Proposed Variations, made in writing to the Director of Services, Planning Department, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny and received before 4pm on Friday, the 5th of November, 2010 will be taken into consideration before the Local Area Plan is made. Submissions can also be made via email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie

Information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed variations will also be available for inspection and a submission or observation in relation to such information made to the Planning Authority in the stated period above will be taken into consideration before the making of any variation.

For further information, please contact Forward Planning at 056-7794234.

John McCormack
Director of Services Date: 6th October, 2010

Download Proposed Variations to Gowran LAP.pdf (size 396 KB)

Download SEA Screening of Proposed Variations to Gowran LAP.pdf (size 783.8 KB)

Download AA Screening of Proposed Variations to Gowran LAP.pdf (size 2.9 MB)

 

Update 24th June 2010

Gowran Local Area Plan Website Screenshot
http://lap.kilkennycoco.ie/

Gowran Local Area Plan Consultative Website Launched. The site allows members of the public to make submissions to the plan online.

 

Manager's Report on Submissions to the Draft Local Area Plan

At the Council meeting on the 20th September 2010, the Council discussed the Manager's Report on Submissions to the Draft Local Area Plan and resolved to publish a number of Proposed Variations to the Draft Gowran Local Area Plan. These Proposed Variations will commence public display on the 8th October, and will be available here from that date.

Download Manager's Report on Draft Gowran LAP.pdf (size 98.6 KB)

Gowran Draft Local Area Plan: Information Evening

Kilkenny County Council proposes to make a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Gowran and a Draft Plan is currently on public display.

An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 22nd June in Gowran Community Hall at 8 pm. The purpose of the Information Evening is to provide an opportunity for the public to view the Draft Plan and speak with a member of the planning team in advance of making submissions on the plans.

The Draft Plan is available on the Council's website, see below.

Submissions with respect to the Draft Local Area Plan, made in writing to the Director of Services, Planning, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny and received before 4pm on the 9th July 2010, will be taken into consideration before the Local Area Plan is made. Submissions can also be made via email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie

For further information, please contact Caitriona at 056-7794234.

Martin Mullally
A/Director of Services

11th June 2010

Notice of having prepared a Draft Local Area Plan for Gowran

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kilkenny propose to make a Local Area Plan (LAP) for Gowran.

A copy of the Draft LAP may be inspected from Friday 28th May to Friday 9th July, 2010 at the following locations:

LOCATIONOPENING HOURS
Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, John StreetMon. - Fri. 9am-1pm -2-4pm
Thomastown Area OfficeMon. - Fri. 9am-1pm -2-4pm
Teach Mhuire, Main Street, GowranTues. - Sat. 9am - 4.30pm

 

The Draft Plan will also be available on the Council's website, below.

Submissions with respect to the Draft Local Area Plan, made in writing to the Director of Services, Planning, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny and received before 4pm on the 9th July 2010, will be taken into consideration before the Local Area Plan is made. Submissions can also be made via email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie

Copies of the Draft LAP will be available for purchase through the Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council at a cost of €20 for a hard copy.

An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 22nd June in the Gowran Community Hall at 8 pm. The purpose of the Information Evening is to provide an opportunity for the public to view the Draft Plan and speak with a member of the planning team in advance of making submissions on the plans.

For further information, please contact Forward Planning at 056-7794234.

John McCormack
Director of Services

14th May 2010

Download Gowran Draft Local Area Plan

Gowran Draft Local Area Plan (.PDF 990kb)

Gowran Draft Local Area Plan Maps 1-4 (.PDF 357 kb)

Gowran Draft Local Area Plan Appendices (.PDF 3.8MB)

 

Environmental Reports

Appropriate Assessment Screening of Draft LAP (.PDF 3 MB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening of Draft LAP (.PDF 790 kb)

 

Habitat Assessment

A Habitat Assessment will shortly be carried out in Gowran. A number of these assessments are being carried out in towns and villages in County Kilkenny where Local Area Plans are due to be reviewed. The assessments will assist with highlighting and reviewing the natural heritage of the areas and will be an input to the plan-making process. An information leaflet is available here:

Gowran - Habitat Assessment (.PDF 254 kb)

 

Summary of Public Consultation Event

Following the public consultation event for the Gowran Local Area Plan that took place on the evening of the 11th November 2009 in the Gowran Community Hall a Summary report is now available.

This report summarises the issues raised at the public consultation as detailed by each of the groups and is available here:

Summary of Consultation Evening Report

The next step will be considering all the issues highlighted and gathering them into a Draft Plan, which is scheduled for public display in February/March 2010.

You can make a submission to the pre-draft process until 5pm on the 15th January 2010.

Send a submission to:

Director of Services, Planning Department, Kilkenny County Council, John Street

Or email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie or contact Caitriona Reilly at 056-7794234 with any questions.

Your input is appreciated.

John McCormack
Director of Services, Planning
17.11.2009

Notice of Local Area Plan Review - October 2009

Notice is hereby given that Kilkenny County Council intends to review the Local Area Plan for Gowran and to prepare a new Local Area Plan to cover this area.

Submissions or observations regarding the preparation of this Local Area Plan may be made, in writing, to the Director of Services, Planning, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny from 6th November 2009 until 5 pm on Friday 15th January, 2010 or you can make submissions by email to localareaplans@kilkennycoco.ie

During this period public consultation meetings will take place in order to allow for members of the public to engage in the process of the review of the Plans. You are invited to attend a public consultation workshop in Gowran Community Hall on Wednesday 11th Nov. at 7.30 pm.

All written and email submissions/observations received on or before the 15th January 2010 will be considered by the County Council prior to the making of a draft Local Area Plan.

John McCormack
Director of Services
30th October 2009

View the Presentation given on 11th November 2009 here

View a Pre-Draft submission form here

 

Gowran Local Area Plan 2003

Gowran Local Area Plan 2003 (632 Kb .pdf)

Conservation Objective Map (103 Kb .pdf)

Zoning Objective Map (130 Kb .pdf)


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