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