Draft Castleconnell Local Area Plan 2023 - 2029

Closed1 Oct, 2022, 8:00am - 14 Nov, 2022, 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 Castleconnell.

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

  • A Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report
  • A Natura Impact Report
  • A Stage 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

 A copy of these documents may be inspected from the 1st of October 2022 – 14th November 2022 inclusive, excluding Bank Holidays at the following locations:

  • Corporate Head Quarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick;
  • County Hall, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick;
  • Dooradoyle Library, Dooradoyle;
  • Limerick City Library, Barrow House, Michael Street, Limerick;
  • 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 13th of October 2022, between 3pm - 7pm in the ACM Community Centre, Castleconnell. 

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA):

In complying with SEA Directive (2001/42/EC) and the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 to 2011, Limerick City and County Council has carried out a Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required at this stage of the Draft Castleconnell Local Area Plan preparation.

Appropriate Assessment:

A Screening for Appropriate Assessment has been carried out for the Draft Castleconnell Local Area Plan, in accordance with the requirements of Article 6 of the EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. Following screening for AA, it was determined that the Draft Castleconnell LAP  was likely to have impacts on an area designated as a Natura 2000 site, therefore a Natura Impact Report was required. A Natura Impact Statement accompanies the plan.


Submissions/Observations may be made in respect of the Draft Castleconnell Local Area Plan and associated Environmental Reports from 1st of October 2022 – 14th of November 2022 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 during the submission period with respect to the Draft Castleconnell 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