Kilkenny County Development Plan

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Update on the review of the Kilkenny City & County Development Plan February 2020

In accordance with Section 11(1)(b)(ii) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), Kilkenny County Council suspended the review of the Kilkenny City & County Development Plan with effect from the 23rd of November 2018, pending the making of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region by the Regional Assembly. The Members of the Regional Assembly approved the RSES to be made on 31st of January 2020.

The process will resume shortly, at the stage it was at prior to suspension. The exact date to recommence is yet to be confirmed, however a Draft City & County Development Plan will be put on public display in Q3 2020, and submissions will be invited at that stage. Details of the review to date are available here on this website and to keep up to date with the review, register your interest at We will issue alerts to all registered users with any updates.

If you have any queries in relation to this process please contact the Planning Department by phone at 056 7794010 or by email at

About the Process.

One of the most important functions of Kilkenny County Council is the making of a Development Plan for the City and County.  The review of the County Development Plan begins on 20th April 2018. The process will take two years to complete. The Plan will set out the strategic spatial vision and future direction for the county over a six year period from 2020 to 2026. In developing this we will build on our previous successes and our strategic advantages as a county. We will maximise the strengths of our citizens, communities, built and natural heritage, infrastructure and tourism to their full potential.

The process of making a Development Plan is set out below.


This Issues Paper is the first step in the preparation of a new Plan.

 At this early stage in the process, we are considering the “big picture” issues in the county. The Issues Papers are intended to stimulate debate on some of these matters and to encourage and facilitate your involvement in the process at this early stage. We encourage you to actively participate in helping to shape the future of your county. There will be further opportunities to engage in the process and we would sincerely hope that you take every opportunity to make your contribution.

 The Development Plan can help to create a more inclusive, attractive, competitive and safe city and county. The success of the next Kilkenny County Development Plan depends on your active participation.

 At this stage, we need to hear from you!

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Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T

Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000
Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004