Kilkenny City & Environs Development Plan 2014-2020
Draft Masterplan for Abbey Creative Quarter
Record of Protected Structures

Welcome to OurPlan


At the Special Council Meeting on the 31st of July 2015, the Members of Kilkenny County Council adopted Variation No. 1 of the Kilkenny City & Environs Development Plan 2014-2020 and approved the Masterplan for the Abbey Creative Quarter, in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Chief Executive's Reports (published below).

Chief Executive's Report on Submissions Received to Proposed Variation No. 1

Chief Executive's Report on Submissions Received to Draft Masterplan

Public notice for adoption of Variation No.1

Public notice for approval of Masterplan 


Update July 2015

Proposed Variation No. 1 of the Kilkenny City & Environs Development Plan is now on public display.  See for all the details.  The latest date for receipt of submissions is 5pm Tuesday the 21 of July 2015.

The Draft Masterplan for the Abbey Creative Quarter is now also on public dislay.  See for all the details. The latest date for receipt of submissions is 5pm Tuesday the 21st of July 2015.



Update May 2015

The Brewery: RE-visioning Feedback and Public Engagement Event

Saturday 16th May 2015

The presentations given on the day are reproduced here:

Denis Malone, Kilkenny County Council

John Mulholland and John McCormack, Kilkenny County Council

David L'Estrange, Coservation and Amenity Advisory Services

Lisa Courtney, Courtney Deery Archaeolgists

Caroline Massey, Mitchell & Associates Lansdcape Architects

Ronan Kelleher and Mark Kennedy, Reddy Architecture & Urbanism


A Report has been published outlining the feedback from the SWOT analysis workshop



What is Ourplan?

This site is the portal for all planning related issues in County Kilkenny. 

It was originally developed for the process of reviewing the Kilkenny County and City Development Plans, and this process ran from 2012 until Summer 2014.  Both Plans are now adopted.

If you would like to be kept updated via email on any news or forthcoming events, you can register as an ourplan member.  We send regular emails with details of any relevant updates to all registered members.  


Kilkenny County Council,
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D62 Port of Waterford


The Port of Waterford Company (POWC) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the review of the Kilkenny County Development Plan and the opportunity to comment on emerging policies and objectives in the Draft Plan 2014-2022. The following are the observations of the POWC in this regard.

Port of National Significance

D61 Wind Energy


Re: Submission in relation to Draft Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014 - 2020

Dear Sir / Madam,

Mainstream Renewable Power wish to make the following submission to Kilkenny County Council in relation the Wind Energy Development Strategy 2014 - 2020 which is currently in draft format.


D60 Wind Energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association (“IWEA”) is Ireland’s leading renewable energy representative body and as such has an active interest in the potential for renewable energy, and in particular wind energy and so IWEA feels it is critically important to make a submission to the Review of the Kilkenny County Development Plan process.


In relation to the Brewery Site, and on foot of recent meetings with various creative interests in the City; I think that there is potential in the development of a Creative Hub on the Brewery Site. This could bring together various disciplines such as the highly regarded Jewellery Making Course, Pottery, Animation, Graphic and Industrial Design as well as the possiblility of a Third Level Presence of a Drama/Theatre College linked to our municipal Watergate Theatre, specialising perhaps in Theatre for young audiences and technical aspects of theatre production.


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