Draft Abbeyfeale Local Area Plan 2023 - 2029

Closed15 Apr, 2023, 8:00am - 29 May, 2023, 5:00pm

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Pursuant to Section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) notice is hereby given that Limerick City and County Council being the Planning Authority for the area, has prepared a Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) for Abbeyfeale.

The Draft Abbeyfeale Local Area Plan 2023 - 2029 comprises a written statement and maps and is accompanied by:

  • A Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report;
  • A Strategic Environmental Assessment - Non Technical Summary; 
  • Appropriate Assessment Natura Impact Report;
  • A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

 A copy of these documents may be inspected from the 15th April 2023 – 29th May 2023 inclusive, excluding Bank Holidays at the following locations:

  • Corporate Head Quarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick;
  • County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick;
  • Áras William Smith O’Brien, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick;
  • Public libraries in Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, and;
  • www.limerick.ie/council  

Public Information Evening:

Members of the public and interest groups are invited to attend a drop-in public information evening on Thursday 27th April 2023, between 3pm - 7pm in the WorkBase (Former Provincial Bank), Main Street, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA):

In complying with SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 to 2011, an Environmental Report has been prepared and accompanies the Draft Plan.

Appropriate Assessment:

In accordance with the requirements of Article 6 of the EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, a Natura Impact Statement has been prepared and accompanies the Draft Plan.


Submissions/Observations may be made in respect of the Draft Abbeyfeale Local Area Plan and associated Environmental Reports from 15th April 2023 – 29th May 2023 inclusive.

Submissions/Observations may be made as follows:

Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. in hard copy, online or e-mail.

Any submissions or observation shall state your name and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Children or groups or associations representing the interests of children area entitled to make submission or observations to the Draft Local Area Plan.

All submissions or observations made by 5pm on Monday 29th May 2023 with respect to the Draft Abbeyfeale Local Area Plan 2023 - 2029 and associated environmental reports will be taken into consideration by the Council before the making of the Local Area Plan.

 Submissions received by the Planning Authority will be published on the Limerick City and County Council website within 10 working days of receipt, along with your name in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).  Please do not include personal, confidential or other sensitive information in submissions.

Please note that by giving your contact details you are agreeing to the Council’s GDPR policy. 

For queries, please contact Forward Planning at (061) 556508 or via forwardplanning@limerick.ie