Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch Local Area Plan 2020 - Pre-draft consultation process

Information Evening Thursday 7th of November 2019, 7:30 pm 'the Hub' Graiguenamanagh

The Issues Paper may be viewed at the Planning Offices of Kilkenny and Carlow County Council, Borris Library, on and

Submissions must be made no later than 22nd of November 2019 @5 pm


  • What is your vision for Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch and what could the Joint Local Area Plan target to assist in achieving this vision?
  • How can the unique assets and characteristics of the town be enhanced and developed to ensure a sense of place for new residential areas?


  • How can the Joint Local Area Plan support and facilitate new business and employment?
  • Should opportunity sites be identified and specific objectives formulated for underutilised areas of the town?
  • Are there specific areas of tourism that should be targeted e.g. heritage, leisure, industrial tourism? How can the Joint Local Area Plan facilitate these?

Town Centre & Retail

  • What do you like about Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch?
  • What do you feel needs to be changed and why?
  • How can the integration of the two town centres be improved?
  • How can this Joint Local Area Plan help to reduce vacancy rates and to retain and attract new uses within the town centre?
  • What type of retail facilities are needed to meet the demand of existing and future residents?

Housing & Community

  • Where should new housing be developed in Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch and how can this Joint Local Area Plan to ensure that the needs of different groups are adequately catered for?
  • Are there adequate health and childcare facilities in the town that are easily accessible to all?
  • Can you identify other possible locations appropriate for community facilities?
  • Are there sufficient facilities for younger and older residents of the town?

Walking, Cycling, Traffic & Public Health

  • Have you any specific suggestions to encourage the use of public transport, cycling and walking in Graiguenamanagh-Tinnachinch?
  • How do you think the Plan could facilitate improved access for people with impaired mobility?
  • How can traffic management be improved on the very narrow streets with on street parking
  • Are there areas where new or improved footpaths, cycle ways, roadways and links to public transport services should be provided?

Built & Natural Heritage

  • How can the landscape, natural and built heritage, green infrastructure and local biodiversity areas are suitably protected while accommodating the development needs of the town?
  • How can this LAP encourage the utilisation and enhancement of existing amenity areas such as the river and river bank to provide for both passive and active recreation?
  • Is there an adequate quantity and quality of play, open space and recreational facilities in the Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch area?
  • How best can we integrate a Green Infrastructure approach to development of lands in Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch?

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