Material Alterations - Introduction

Closed4 Jan, 2020, 8:00am - 3 Feb, 2020, 5:00pm

1          Introduction



1.1       This report presents the material alterations to the proposed Croom Local Area Plan (LAP) 2020-2026, following consideration of submissions received from the public during the public display period for the proposed Croom LAP. The report forms part of the statutory procedure for preparing a new LAP that is set out in Section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). It is a key element of the process of bringing the proposed Plan to final adoption.


The report is presented in three parts.  The updated SEA/AA and SFRA are set out in a separate document:

  1. Introduction
  2. Written Statement Alterations/Additions to LAP
  3. Map Alterations – alterations to the:
    • Proposed Croom Land Use Zoning Map (Cr-19/25-01
    • Proposed Croom Flood Map (Cr-19/25-02)
    • Proposed Croom Amenity (Map Cr-19/25-03
    • Proposed Croom Protected Structures Map (Cr-19/25-04
    • Proposed Croom Recorded Monuments Map (Cr -19/25-05)

 1.2     The proposed LAP was placed on public display for a period of not less than 6 weeks from Saturday the 17th of August 2019 to Monday the 30th of September 2019 inclusive. A public information evening was held in the Croom Civic Centre on the 27th of August 2019. A total of 20 written submissions were received within the statutory timeframe in response to the public display period.


1.3     The 20 submissions were considered and changes to the proposed LAP were recommended and presented to the Elected Members of the Adare – Rathkeale Municipal District in a Chief Executive’s report dated the 8th of November 2019. It was circulated to the Elected Members for their respective consideration at the following briefing meeting on the 2nd of December with the Elected Members of the Municipal District.


Having considered the proposed LAP and the Chief Executive’s report of the 8th of November 2019 and its recommendations on the written submissions received, the Elected Members of the Municipal District at their meeting of the 10th of December 2019 passed a resolution on a proposal to accept the proposed plan, the Chief Executive’s report in respect of the proposed Croom LAP, subject to the amendments in the Chief Executive’s report.


In accordance with the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended), written submissions with respect to the proposed material alterations of the proposed Local Area Plan can only be considered. The closing date for the submissions on the amendments below is close of business Monday 3rd of February 2020. This is followed by the preparation of a second Chief Executive’s Report to the Members on any submissions received on the proposed amendments. Members may then decide to make the LAP with or without the proposed amendments or with modifications to the proposed amendments, subject to the provisions of the Planning and Development Act, 2000(as amended). The formal making of the LAP is by resolution of the Elected Members. During the LAP process the Members of the Municipal District of Adare - Rathkeale must consider the proper planning and sustainable development of the area, statutory obligations and any relevant plans and policies of the Government or any Minister of the Government.