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Draft Development Plan 2022-2028

Draft Cavan County Development Plan, incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028

The Cavan County Development Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended). This Plan sets out the overall strategy and vision for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county over the 6 year period. The plan consists of a written statement, accompanying maps, appendices and environmental reports.

This webpage is designed to keep you up-to-date with the preparation of the Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028 through until the completion of the Plan. 

Development Plan Preparation Plan Process

There are four stages in the preparation of a development plan as outlined in the diagram below:

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Stage 1: Pre Draft Development Plan Preparation (COMPLETE)

Stage 2: Publication of Draft Plan (COMPLETE)

Stage 3: Publish Material Amendments for Public Consultation (COMPLETE) 

The Members of Cavan County Council, having considered the Draft Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028 and the Chief Executive’s Report in respect of the submissions received, have resolved in accordance with Section 12(6) and (7) of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2021, that the Draft Plan be amended. The proposed amendments constitute Material Alterations to the Draft Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028.

The likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed Material Alterations have been assessed.

Public Display (COMPLETE)

The proposed Material Alterations was made available for public inspection from Monday, 7th March to Monday, 4th April 2022, inclusive, at the following locations:

  • Planning Department, Cavan County Council, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan H12 C9K1, during normal working hours;

and;

The following public libraries during the library opening hours (no appointment required):

  • Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan, H12 C9K1.
  • Cootehill Library, Bridge St., Cootehill, Co.Cavan, H16 KA02
  • Bailieborough Library, Market House, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, A82 RH73
  • Belturbet Library and Civic Centre, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, H14 VH57;

and;

The following Municipal District Offices during normal office opening hours, by appointment only:

Download proposed Material Alterations (COMPLETE)

The Proposed Material Amendments was made available for downloading at the links below:

How to Make a Submission or Observation (COMPLETE)

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Material Alterations, the associated SEA Screening Determination and SEA Environmental Report (which includes information on the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the proposed amendment) and the associated AA Screening Determination and AA Natura Impact Report could be made from Monday, 7th March until 4pm on Monday, 4th April 2022 (both dates inclusive).

All observations or submissions received in relation to the proposed Material Alterations and associated documents during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028.

Submissions must include the full name and address of the person(s) making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. This should be on a separate page to the content of your submission in order to assist Cavan County Council in complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act, as submissions are legally required to be published online. Children, or groups or associations representing the interests of children, are entitled to make submissions or observations.  Submissions should quote the relevant material alteration reference number(s).

Submissions/observations should be in ONE medium only via the following methods:

  • By email to devplan@cavancoco.ie
  • In writing by Registered Post only to the Forward Planning Section, Planning Department, Cavan County Council, Farnham Centre, Farnham Street, Cavan Town, H12 C9K1.
  • Hand delivered to the Planning Department, Cavan County Council, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan H12 C9K1 during normal working hours. You must receive a receipt given to you by the planning authority to confirm it received your submission or observation during this consultation period (from Monday 7th March to Monday 4th April 2022). 

Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Only submissions or observations received in relation to the proposed Material Alterations during the above time period will be taken into consideration before the making of the Cavan County Development Plan incorporating a Local Area Plan for Cavan Town, 2022-2028.

Observations or submissions will be made public on the Council’s website and at the offices of Cavan County Council and will also form part of the statutory Chief Executive’s Report to be presented to the full Council. For further information on how Cavan County Council process Personal Data please see the Council’s Privacy Statement which is available at www.cavancoco.ie/privacy-statement.

Submissions Received (COMPLETE)

Written submissions or observations received by a planning authority are published on the authority’s website within 10 working days of its receipt, in accordance with section 11 (3A) of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended). 

Chief Executive's Report on Material Amendments on the Draft County Development Plan (WE ARE HERE 📍)

The Chief Executive's Report on the Material Amendments Consultation Phase of the Draft County Development Plan was issued to elected members on 27th April 2022. The Chief Executive’s Report on the Material Amendments Consultation Report summarises the submissions and outlines the Chief Executive’s policy recommendations on all relevant submissions received.

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