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

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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.

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The first public consultation period for the Development Plans commences
this Friday, the 15th June. As part of this a total of seven public
meetings will be held around the county, the first of which will be held in
Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, on the 19th June at 7.30pm. Details of the
meetings are available here:
The purpose of the meetings is to consult with the citizens of the county
in the formulation of new City and County Development Plans.

County Development Plan Chapter 9


9          Infrastructure and Environment

9.1       Introduction

It is the aim of the Council, through the efficient management of a wide range of engineering services and infrastructure to provide for the sustainable social and economic development of the county.  These services include the following:

•           Transport,

•           Energy,

•           Telecommunications,

•           Environment,

•           Water Services, and

•           Fire Services.


County Development Plan Chapter 8

8          Heritage

8.1       Introduction

County Kilkenny has a rich and varied heritage. It includes our rivers, woodlands, landscape, hedgerows, our historic churches and abbeys, our medieval towns and villages and much more.  Kilkenny’s heritage is that which makes the county unique, what gives it its special character and its ‘sense of place’. It is a reflection and expression of our values and traditions.


County Development Plan Chapter 7


7              Recreation, Tourism and the Arts

7.1          Introduction

The island of Ireland has long had an image of a less crowded and green environment, beautiful scenery, welcoming people and a distinctive and accessible heritage and culture. Tourism based upon these natural and cultural resources has in turn provided an economic and social benefit. However, there are challenges in ensuring that these natural resources; upon which tourism depends, are maintained and enhanced in the future.


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